Both cancers in males were also elevated before a 1983 spill of chromium plating
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institutes for Silicate Research ISC in WE-rzburg and for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU in Chemnitz, developed an alternative anti-corrosion method based on nanocomposites as against the long-standing chromium plating
prohibited since 2007.
Winners included Accord Housing Group; steel distributors Atlas Ball & Bearing; Bloxwich Engineering; pressings company Genex UK; Grammer Seating Systems; engineering and hard chromium plating
specialists Hardchrome (Dudley Engineering); and ironmonger Kirkpatrick.
It also operated a chromium plating
line at its Ludlow-based factory.
Professor Kruglikov, from Russia, a very regular speaker, in three talks, discussed regeneration of copper chloride etch liquors, the removal of iron and other metallic impurities from chromium plating
solutions and lastly, bright tin plating baths.
The Directive 2006/122/EC on PFOS effectively stops MacDermid being able to supply PFOS containing products to anyone that uses the product in Decorative Bright Chromium Plating