REACH has been on everyone’s tongue in the surface finishing industry for the last decade. But what is REACH, specifically, and what does it mean for the industry? Let us explain.
There are a variety of conditions during the molding, handling, and plating of plastic components which could potentially lead to imperfections in the finished product. What causes them?
What's the difference between traditional hexavalent chrome plating and trivalent chrome plating? Let us provide some clarity.
ECF has grown and changed a lot since 1977, and so have ECF employees. Steve Hulst, Kim Vollema, and Beau Shupe have all worked at ECF for years, and during that time, they’ve developed their professional skills, held all sorts of positions and job titles, and advanced their careers. Steve Hulst began his career at … Continue reading Moving Up: How Employees Have Advanced Their Careers at ECF
Sourcing components for your products can be a lengthy and costly ordeal. Read on for a few ways to minimize the hassle and expense of part sourcing.
The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) offers insight into the popular and emerging finishes in kitchen and bath, as well as other industries—read our 2017 run-down here.
Finding the right supplier for each stage of your production process is a daunting but essential task. How do you do it?
On November 23, 1981, Tom Beckwith started his first day of work at Electro Chemical Finishing, as the first employee at the newly constructed Remico facility. After helping the contractors finish installation of the brass line (now the custom line), Tom’s duties included racking, plating, unracking, inspecting, and packing parts; for the first several weeks … Continue reading 35 Years: Remico’s First Employee Reflects on His Time at ECF
When chrome plating on plastic substrates, one of the most important factors in the success of the process is the quality of the molding. Poor quality moldings = poor plating results.
Read our breakdown of the trending kitchen fixture and hardware finishes for 2016.