>The EPA boys are really down on plating & galvanizing Companies to the
extent that some are going out of business rather than putting up with it. <
This seems to apply across the Western world these days. While one can
understand environmental concerns, one has to wonder exactly where the economy
will end up when we have no manufacturing left because of labour and
environmental costs. Plus the extra costs because some of the best plating
methods aren't allowed anymore e.g. cadmium plate and passivate.
It's interesting that the requirements in Europe for everything having lead
free solder don't apply to military and medical and space stuff, where
reliability is paramount......despite environmental concerns!
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