WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) has released the preliminary technical program for SUR/FIN 2009. The event, set to take place June 15–17, 2009, in Louisville, KY, will offer more than 70 technical paper presentations.
From timely and pertinent topics on chemical conversions to a variety of regulatory sessions, the SUR/FIN 2009 technical conference program promises virtually something for everyone. “On the first day of the technical conference there will be an interesting symposium on nickel, moderated by Christian Richter of the Policy Group, in which representatives from the European Union, the U.S., Japan and Canada will talk about world views of the metal,” said Eric Olander, Chairman of the NASF Steering Committee. “For platers, if you do anything with nickel, you should attend this conference.”
Another noteworthy topic of discussion at the conference will be the question of whether trivalent chromium turns to hex chrome. “Even though we’re doing so much with trivalents on zinc plating, studies have shown that the surface film turns to hex chrome,” Olander stated. “So, as part of the chemical program, we are leading the discussion on this topic.”
The keynote presentation will be given by Ken Mayland, President of Clearview Economics, who will conduct a special session, titled “Surviving 2009 – Economic Outlook & Advice.” The presentation will discuss the signs of an economic recovery.