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Guidance for producers of hazardous waste

Working within the surface engineering and heat treatment sectors, there’s a good chance that during your day to day operation you will be producing hazardous waste products. Any company that produces hazardous waste (defined as substances that are harmful to humans...

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Looking after the industry with SELF

The Surface Engineering Leadership Forum (SELF) has recently been set up by a group of individuals and companies involved in surface engineering, advanced coatings and material finishing. It includes senior representatives from industry trade bodies, research and...

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The Importance of Networking Events

Networking events have often been seen as an opportunity to meet up with old business acquaintances to have a catch up and a drink or two.  However, modern-day networking events hold a much more important role in business to business (B2B) relationships. From business...

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Importance of Membership

Being a member of a strong Trade Association has never been more important! Since Brexit was triggered, businesses in the UK have been dealing with a lot of uncertainty as to what happens when the break is made from the European Union. This is especially true of the...

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D-Day for Chromium Trioxide?

Chrome plating has been used for many years for decorative purposes, to provide corrosion resistance, or to increase surface hardness of other metals and substrates, but soon it may become harder for surface finishing and coating companies to offer this service....

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The future of plated plastics…

Car badges and trims, games consoles and mobile phones, just a few of the everyday items that contain a plastic component that has been chrome plated.  So how is the future of plated plastics going to be affected by the inclusion of chromium trioxide in the amendments...

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The aims of the climate change agreement

The Aims of the Climate Change Agreement Climate change and global warming have been at the forefront of the news for several years and it is a very real challenge that every country around the world faces.  Global warming is evidenced in rising temperatures, warming...

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A guide to reducing your energy bills!

A guide to reducing your energy bills with the Climate Change Agreement Statistics show that carbon dioxide (CO2) levels have increased by 40% since the industrial revolution.  This increase has been linked to the burning of fossil fuels for energy, agriculture and...

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COSHH Regulations – are you up to date?

COSHH regulations - are you up to date? The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) is a law applying to every single company in the UK.  It requires employers to control those substances which are deemed hazardous to health to employees, contractors and any...

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