This new NASF Briefing will feature an information-packed session on the impacts of new chemicals and metals developments for suppliers to the finishing industry.  Experts from EPA, the legal community, The Policy Group and other organizations will analyze the potentially dramatic ramifications of several emerging issues:

  • New federal TSCA legislation now moving through Congress - Will U.S. policy “out REACH” the European Union?
  • Proposals for tighter restrictions on mist suppressants and NASF's push for alternatives to PFOS and related compounds under the “Sustainable Technology Initiative”
  • NASF’s “Surface Technology Roadmap” for the aerospace/defense and automotive sectors
  • Nickel hazard classification issues and the finishing supply chain

NASF’s Christian Richter will kick off the event, review the industry's agenda and key actions, and moderate the discussion. Invited speakers will include, among others: Dr. Susan Hedman, Administrator, EPA Region 5; Mark Washko, BASF Corp.; Cheryl Newton, Director, Air & Radiation Division, EPA Region 5; Dr. Hudson Bates, Nickel Institute; Martha Marrapese, Keller & Heckman LLP; and Dr. Keith Legg, Rowan Technology

Due to demand, the event is open to suppliers, finishing operations and industrial customers/OEMs. NASF will give you up-to-the-moment information on pressing issues facing the surface finishing industry. Here's your opportunity to interact with your peers and gain high value insights for your company in 2010 and beyond.

Cost is $75 for NASF Members; $175 for non-members. Hotel Accommodations at the Union League Club are $169 a night, plus taxes. For reservations call (312) 427-7800 or (800) 443-0578.

For more information, please visit the NASF website.