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Environmentally friendly metal finishing

Anodising is a considerably more environmentally friendly process than others, such as forms of electroplating. Sulphuric acid anodising involves no heavy metals nothing much more dangerous than can be found in a household kitchen or laundry. When considering the environment it is often the best to take into account the whole process, such as transport for example. To save the environment why not drop off more work when you collect rather than making a repeat journey for example. Anodising does use a fair amount of electricity, being an electrolytic process, but it does…continue reading →

The automotive supply chain

It would be very apparent to anyone watching the excellent new James May program on car building how important getting the supply chain right is to any manufacturing operation. A product can fail in the market simply because it was too late, the quality was poor and in some cases a mixture of both. LBParkes have a long history of supplying quality coatings with a turn round to meet your requirements.continue reading →