The Surface Engineering Association Blog

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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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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