"Noone is able to work in one place for 85 years, but together it is possible," said Thomas Haberfellner, Director Sales and Service, while congratulating Dorothee Feinle and Elisabeth Staffa on their work anniversaries at the official opening of Schlötter’s new inhouse plating shop on September 22, 2017. Management, colleagues and Geislingen’s mayor Frank Dehmer honoured Elisabeth Staffa for 40 years and Dorothee Feinle for even 45 years of service to the...more

The plating industry can breathe a sigh of relief: at the moment, boric acid will not become subject to authorisation. For the time being, the European Commission has postponed the decision on the inclusion of boric acid in Annex XIV (Authorization List) of the REACH regulation. The respective Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/999 was published on 14 June 2017 and shall enter into force on 3 July 2017. Boric acid was included in the candidate list because of...more

The sunset date for chromium trioxide (September 21, 2017) is approaching. As Annex XIV substance, chromium trioxide will be subject to authorisation, which entails new obligations for downstream users, i.e. formulators and platers. Under REACH, substances may either be included in Annex XVII (Restricted substances list) or be placed on the so-called candidate list (SVHC list) before they eventually end up in Annex XIV (List of Substances subject to...more