O&S, the International Trade Fair for Surface Treatments and Coatings, is staged every two years in Stuttgart. This year’s show will take place from 31 May to 2 June 2016. Dr.-Ing. Max Schlötter GmbH & Co. KG, one of Germany’s leading specialist companies for electroplating, is among the regular participants. Due to the geographical proximity of the company’s headquarters to Stuttgart, O&S is an ideal opportunity for Schlötter to present new trends and...more

On 1 July 2015, ECHA recommended another 15 substances for inclusion in Annex XIV. The new recommendation list also contains boric acid. The final decision, which substances will be included in Annex XIV, will be taken by the European Commission. If the Commission follows the recommendations given by the ECHA, the Latest Application Date and the Sunset Date will be set. The sunset date ist he date from which the placing on the market and the use of a substance shall be...more

Resistors, battery contacts and many other small components are usually tin-plated in large quantities in barrel applications. At times, the problem occurs that the components, which typically measure only a few millimeters, stick to each other, either permanently or temporarily. As a result, the tin layer deposited on the surface is uneven which may cause problems during soldering. SMD components, which after all enabled the miniaturisation of electronic devices, are...more