Degreasing

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Particularly clean

21/12/2010

The hydraulics industry has stringent demands for component cleanliness. One manufacturer has met these by employing Kerry aqueous degreasing

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Chemical attack

08/01/2010

How many production engineers can genuinely claim to know exactly which solvents are legal or the potential risks associated with each? Steed Webzell reports

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Medical procedures

31/07/2009

Precision turned parts sub-contractor Unicut Precision has won substantial medical sector business. Machinery heard about the company's journey and some of the key attributes in it success

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Solvent solutions

19/06/2009

Aerospace part manufacturer Goodrich has replaced 24 solvent degreasing units with just four MecWash units, while a new product release holds out promise for other solvent users

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Aerospace challenges

27/01/2009

Andrew Allcock reviews recent aerospace manufacturing applications. They take in EDM, machining and degreasing. All are made in pursuit of increased productivity.

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Trike tribulations

20/12/2008

Anyone thinking tricholoroethylene (trike) is banned, has heard wrong. Simply by controlling the risks manufacturers are legally free to continue using this high performance solvent.

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Still cleaning up

21/05/2008

With legislation on solvent use becoming more and more restrictive, Clive Ward, general manager of the Clean-Tek product range at the Wheelabrator Group, reminds industry that there is a ban on trichloroethylene (Trike) ...

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Cleaner cleaning

28/12/2007

The arrival of the SED on 31 October signalled a new dawn for manufacturing companies across the UK. The days of open-top solvent degreasing tanks are being confined to the history books, and written documentation ...

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Environment Matters

11/10/2007

Nearly three-quarters of the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) polled in a NegRegs’ commissioned YouGov survey released recently, believe good environmental practice is important to small businesses, and nearly ...

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Ignorance won't wash

05/06/2007

The Solvent Emissions Directive sees its final UK deadline on 31 October. Do you know what it means? If you clean metal components with solvents, you should. There are plenty of alternatives or even safe ways to ...

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Watering down the rules

28/07/2006

With water very much in the news, industry's treatment of waste water is similarly under the spotllight. But even the UK's relatively tolerant regime is being flouted, according to Wheelabrator Group's Colin Worthington.

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'Washing day' looms

05/05/2006

This year (2006) brings the Solvent Emissions Regulations 2004 applications deadline - 31 October. Many still using solvent degreasing will need to have acted. So, what are your washing and degreasing alternatives?

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MSP cleans up its act

03/02/2006

Sub-contract turned parts manufacturer MSP, Coleshill, has seen a 75 per cent reduction in component cleaning time, environmental improvement and more consistent product quality following the installation of a MecWash ...

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Strength in breadth

03/02/2006

Last year, seven individual surface finishing brands were brought under the umbrella of the Wheelabrator Group. So if you wondered what happened to those surface finishing firms previously sailing under the ISP, and ...