Do You Suffer From Platitosis?

Symptoms Include: Anxiety caused by plating rejects Difficulty sleeping due to problem phone calls from third shift supervisors Fear of customers whose requirements cannot be met Get immediate relief from the problem solvers at Asterion. … [Read more...]

Phosphating at Low Temperatures for Ferrous Metals

Phosphating at ambient temperature and at high temperature both have weaknesses.  Room temperature phosphating produces large amounts of sediment and slime, shows poor wear and corrosion resistance, and can produce fungus.  Phosphating at high temperatures (145-160 degrees F) will result in high energy consumption, as well as greater chemical consumption. Phosphating processes at lower temperatures (110-120 degrees F) has shown the strengths in producing a fast coating forming rate, low energy consumption, manageable sludge beds, and good corrosion resistance. Iron phosphate conversion … [Read more...]

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard

Aligning with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the original Hazard Communication Standard to provide an information system on hazardous chemicals that are used in the workplace.  The purpose was to give workers that are exposed to chemicals the “right to know”.  By aligning with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), OSHA now states that workers have the “right to understand”. … [Read more...]

Use Potassium Permangante to Remove Contaminents in Bright Nickel Plating Solution

Unwanted organic contamination is a common problem when using bright nickel plating solutions. To remove contaminants both from outside sources and from brightner breakdown Oxidation treatments are routinely needed. Using potassium permanganate to oxidize and breakdown the organic contaminants so they can be more easily removed on a carbon pack-on filter is a common solution. Permanganate is a popular choice because it is a much stronger oxidizing agent than hydrogen peroxide and will will remove the more stubborn organic materials. Unfortunately overuse of the permanganate will cause … [Read more...]