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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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Helping You Understand the REACH Regulations

REACH Regulations Helping you understand the REACH Regulations Understanding your responsibilities under REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) is not an easy task when you have a company to run.  Dealing with the day to day...

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Nickel plating and the SEA

In the surface coating and finishing industry, there are many processes and coatings available to provide a wide range of enhancements to a number of products. Whether a company is involved in all aspects of coating technologies or specialises in just one, such as...

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Discovering the world of metal finishing

In the metal finishing industry there are many different types of processes which give a range of enhanced properties to components. Companies involved in metal finishing may specialise in just one of these processes, or may be equipped to carry out most, or all. Here...

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Your guide to COMAH 2015 and how it affects your business

On 1st June 2015, the new Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) regulations will come into force in the UK. This latest update to the regulations has some important changes on the classification of dangerous substances, as well as the information that must be...

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An introduction to hard chrome plating

In the surface engineering and finishing industry there are many different processes and coatings which are applied to a substrate to change its surface properties. Amongst the many surface coatings in use across a wide range of industries to improve the substrates...

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Your guide to electroplating

Since the 19th Century, electroplating has been widely used for a number of industrial applications. Plated coatings including copper, tin, gold and silver can be applied to a variety of metal substrates from aluminium to zinc. Electroplating is carried out to improve...

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