Keeping on top of the rules surrounding electroplating chemicals

Rules, regulations, guidance, legislation.  Businesses working in the surface engineering and finishing industry have to carry out their day to day operations whilst ensuring that they comply with a number of requirements surrounding the use of electroplating chemicals.

 So how do you navigate your way through all of these requirements?  How do you know whether or not you need to comply, and if you do, how to comply?

 Companies involved in the surface engineering and finishing industry know that by being members of the SEA, they don’t have to worry about a thing.  The SEA ensures that their members are kept informed of all of the latest regulations and legislation affecting the use of electroplating chemicals, and guide them through implementation within their company.

 From representing the industry at committees where the use of hexavalent chromium within the plating industry are discussed, to responding to the European Chemicals Agency’s recommendation to include further chemicals to the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) Directive – such as boric acid – the SEA plays a key role in every aspect of this industry.

 Once the regulations and legislation come into effect, the SEA also helps its members with advice and guidance on how to comply.  We provide a technical helpline where we can provide you with guidance and advice on any matters relating to electroplating chemicals, or on any other matter regarding surface engineering.

 In addition, there are also a host of other attractive benefits that being a member of the SEA affords, including:

  • 24 hour business helpline to help you with some non-industry related issues such as VAT, PAYE and employment law.
  • Free entry in the SEA Handbook and website
  • Free publications featuring all of the latest industry news
  • Commercial insurance policy, designed specifically for the surface engineering industry
  • Discounts on a number of services such as car hire, hotel and healthcare
  • Regular networking events, conferences, and seminars to keep you informed

More information electroplating chemicals and the legislation surrounding them can be found on our website.  If you would like to discuss becoming a member, please call us on 0121 237 1123 or email us at