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IMFormation August 2013
SURFACE WORLD SHOW 2013
New Features for 2013 include major new
innovations designed to enhance the visitor experience
24th - 26th September
Industry Awareness Zone
A series of seminars aimed at visitors to get
up-to-date information and the latest news from the
Exhibitors with the opportunity to ask questions.
A selection of associations and consultants from
within the industry on hand to give advice, answer
questions and solve problems and give support.
Networking Cafe & Bar
An area where visitors and exhibitors can relax
and network with each other.
The Institute of Materials Finishing will be taking part in
‘The Industry Awareness Zone’ on Thursday 26th.
Nick Sawyer, the Technical Support Specialist and Health & Safety Officer of ITT Canon,
a member of the Southern Branch of the IMF, will be explaining how the company
addressed problems of removing phosphates associated with their surface finishing
process cleaning solutions prior to discharge to their local treatment centre.
Brian Norton, MD of Indestructible Paint Ltd will be giving an update on a TSB funded
project looking at advanced environmental testing of anti corrosive coatingsmainly aimed
at the aerospace industry.
Richard Shreeve, Business Development Manager, 24-7 will be talking about emergency
response to spillages.
Cathy Phillips, Product Stewardship Manager, Secretary, Materials Stewardship Board
Rolls-Royce will be giving an update on REACH legislation.
Health, Safety & Environment
Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
HSE has launched three consultations on changes to the
control of Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) on Dangerous
Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations (DSEAR),
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and the
control of legionella bacteria in water systems.
Following an initial consultation last year it was agreed by
the HSE board that a number of ACOPs would be revised,
consolidated or withdrawn in line with the recommendations of
Professor Ragnar Löfstedt in his report (Reclaiming health &
safety for all).
Although a number of ACOPs will be amended or withdrawn
to make it easier for employers to understand and meet their
legal obligations, their legal responsibilities to protect worker‘s
health and safety will not be altered by any changes to ACOPs.
The following ACOPs will be subject to a consultation period:
(see website below )
L134-138 – DSEAR regulations
L5 – COSHH
L8 – The control of legionella bacteria in water systems
Subject to the outcome of consultations and ministerial
approval, the consolidated and revised ACOPs will be published
by the end of the year.
HSE - Guidance using nanomaterials at work
Aimed at SMEs, it is specifically about the manufacture and
manipulation of all nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes
(CNTs) and high aspect nanomaterials (HARNS), it has been
prepared in response to emerging evidence about toxicity.
Use of nanomaterials in UK Universities
HSE wishes to increase knowledge/understanding of the occupational
use and manufacture of nano- particles in the UK
Working safely with nanomaterials in R & D
New guidance developed by UK Nano Partnership Group
(UKNSPG) aimed at employers, managers, H&S advisors and
users in R & D. Further details:
Reach Ready - various one-day workshops which may benefit
people new to the industry or in need of an update:
11 Sep – Manchester - The Basics
10 Oct – Manchester - Supplying goods into the EU.
23 Oct – Birmingham -Aimed at suppliers of mixtures.
14 Nov – Loughborough – For formulators.
Contact REACH Ready Tel: 0120 7901 1444
CETS – New President
Congratulations to David Elliott, Chief Executive of the Surface
Engineering Association, who, at the recent meeting of CETS,
was elected as the New President.
The Institute sends David our best wishes to an appointment
In May Defra published 21 revised process guidance notes for
the solvent sector to reflect changes to the Environmental
Permitting Regulations arising fromthe implementation of the
Industrial Emissions Directive.
It has now been necessary to carry out another revision to
clarify the requirements set out in some of the SE boxes and
in Table 7.1. The revisions are for clarification only. No
compliance criteria have changed.
The changes to each note are listed in the revisions box before
the content page.
List of the amended Process Guidance notes:
6/07, 6/08, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/20, 6/22, 6/23, 6/28,
6/33, 6/34, 6/40, 6/41, 6/43, 6/44, 6/45
Company news and products
Surface Technology plc
This Coventry based global surface coating and metal finishing
company, has achieved the quality management gold standard
written specifically for the aerospace industry, AS9100 Rev C.
Achieving this standard will give the company a competitive
edge in this demanding sector and further demonstrates their
commitment to quality, improving efficiency and meeting
The new Elcometer 456 with ultra/scan probes not only allows
Inspectors to drag the probe across a coated surface without
damaging the probe or the coating, but also increases the
reading rate of the gauge to be in excess of 140 readings per
minute – dramatically speeding up the measurement of coated
ferrous and non-ferrous metal substrates.
Each probe has been designed to take a snap- on replaceable
end cap so that the sliding action does not cause damage to the
probe tip, crucial to maintaining the accuracy of the probe over
The probe can be used as a traditional coating probe or can be
used to measure in either Scan or AutoRepeat modes.
Further details from website: www.elcometer.com
Riley Surface World
Coming Soon – Sale of ancillary and chemical process
equipment froman anodising installation, in particular a Metal
Recovery Acid Purification Unit – an Eco-Tec plant designed
for the removal of suspended aluminiumin acid and creation of
concentrated acid for re-use.
In addition – Motors, Pumps, Filters, Valves, Tanks, Fume
extraction equipment, Water softening equipment, Dosing
All items professionally dismantled, cleaned and moved for
convenience of sale to a neutral site. The disposal will take place
from mid-August to end of September 2013.
See website: www.rileysurfaceworld.co.uk
VWR International Ltd
VWR, is a global supplier of almost everything the customers
need from the building and equipping a laboratory, to the
servicing of the instruments and the removal of laboratory
waste.For our new brochure “All You Need For Environmental
Analysis“ we have selected a range of suitable products for
applications such as waste water testing, micro-biological testing
of surfaces and coatings, physical testing and a large
selection of personal protection products.
For free brochure please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call David Hall on 07778 530689
New Sustaining Members
Rhopoint Instruments Ltd
Bexhill on Sea
East Sussex TN39 3LG
Tel: 01424 739622. Fax: 01424 730600
Contact: Dawn Mendez, Sales & Marketing Manager
Rhopoint are a manufacturer of test equipment for
surface coatings including: Optimap for mapping and
measuring surface finish; Rhopoint IQ for the
measurement of gloss, haze and distinctiveness of image;
Nova-gloss for measuring gloss on flat
and curved surfaces.
9D Wingbury Courtway
Leighton Road, Wingrave
Bucks. HP22 4LW
Tel: 0843 5070030, Fax: 0843 5070031
Contact: Mr Richard Melville-Business & Project Development
SLF UK is responsible for customer support in the UK and
Ireland regarding the blasting, painting and coating
system projects which are engineered by SLF
Oberflaschentechnik, a world leader in this sector.
VWR International Ltd
Magna Park, Lutterworth
Leics. LE17 4XN
Tel: 01455 558600
VWR is a global laboratory supplies company, better
known as BDH, Merck or Jencons. VWR supplies over
1.5m products from thousands of well known suppliers
from around the world.
New Members and Transfers
Balderas, Jose Maquinso Rg (Mexico)
Brown, Joshua South West MF (Yeovil)
Burslem, Richard Wallwork Heat Treatment
Eglon, Ivor Daido
Grig, Marie Farnborough M.F
Steinmetz, Youvol Gimur Matahot
Swiers, Martin PPM
Archer, Jean )
Falconer, Genna )
Glass, William )Ashton & Moore
Parker, Hannah )
Southerland, James )
Taylor, Alex )
Bytheway, Matthew ) GE Dowty Propellers
Neville, Jonathan )
Greenway, Emma )
Hammond. Kirsty )
Leslie, Carson ) Indestructible Paint
Matuozzo, Alessia )
Payne, Gary )
McKay, Gary )
McLaren, Peter ) Vector Aerospace
Scott, Dean )
Sharp, Steven )
Whittaker, Thomas Sandwell UK Ltd
McGlinchey, Kevin Seagate Technology
Samiel, Hossam Ahmed Kohler, Egypt
Bailie, Joe Amphenol Ltd
Croxford, William Metafin Group Holdings
Mirkin, Roy MP (Eastern) Ltd
Monk, Phil Amphenol Ltd
Parris, Michael Amphenol Ltd
Woodhouse, Jason * NMB-Minebea UK Ltd
Principles of Electroplating
Cotton, Edward # Morgan Technical Ceramics
Donnan, Russell Surface Technology PLC
Hanson, Marc * Royal Mint
Keeble, Daniel Tech-Ni-Plant Ltd
Lewis, James Twickenham Plating Ltd
Paterson, Charles # Acorn Surface Technology
Tranca, Eugenia * Twickenham Plating
Voice, Martin Capricorn Automotive Ltd
Chirek, Marcin * Stannah Stairlifts
* Pass with Merit # Pass with Distinction
TransFair 13 – The presentations given at the 3 day
conference held at the Heritage Motor Museum can be viewed
on line at:
Senior Members Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 16th October at
Members should assemble at 12.00 for a 12.30 buffet lunch from
The speaker following lunch will be Mr Peter Adams whose talk
is entitled –
“The Dean Forest Railway since preservation“
Please advise David at Exeter House of your intention to be
Irish Branch Seminar
Derry/Londonderry Northern Ireland
Modification of Surfaces at the Nano-scale
This seminar is focused on highlighting recent developments in
a range of novel surface modification and process control
technologies from 3M, DePuy, Intel and Seagate.
The seminar coincides with Seagate‘s 20th year of hard disc drive
recording headmanufacturing in Ireland and will showcase some
of the company‘s most advanced surface modification
For further information please contact either:
Out and About
MACH 14, 7-11 April 2014
Innovation in Action
Within the MACH 14 exhibition site will be a dedicated Institute
of Materials Finishing Pavilion, the ideal platform to showcase
your finishing processes and equipment to the thousand of
decision makers and buyers.
Exhibitors at MACH – make it and the machinery to do it
Exhibitors at IMF – finish it and the process plant to do it
Contact Ken Hoare at IMF at Exeter House for further details.