REACH adds 10 new chemicals to Annex XIV

Last week on Wednesday, June 20th, another 10 priority substances were put forward for Annex XIV. REACH and the chemicals listing of chemicals in Annex XIV have the potential to affect any company doing business in Europe or involved with any industries in Europe. Even companies with no European ties at all are finding themselves affected by the loss of chemicals from the market. Through collaboration with Granta in the UK, Rowan can keep you up to date with REACH and other regulatory changes, while providing information on viable alternatives to restricted chemicals. With new additions continuing to be added to the list, companies have to be sure to keep watching for updates. To go to the document containing all the information about these ten new chemicals, click here. Below is a simplified table of the chemicals.

Note that item 4, Strontium Chromate, is a widely used corrosion inhibitor for aircraft primers.

SUR/FIN 2012 a Success!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the SUR/FIN 2012 Conference in Las Vegas! With many attendees and speakers from around the world, and a very well-attended show, the Conference was considered a success by all who were present. We also want to extend a thank you to the many people whose efforts made it happen. To stay up to date on all the challenges and accomplishments within the Surface Finishing industry, be sure to attend the SUR/FIN 2013 conference next year in Rosemont, Illinois, right next to O’Hare airport! Exhibit Registration is already underway but keep your eye out at for the call for presentations and attendee registration which will begin early next year.

The COUNTDOWN to SUR/FIN continues!




It’s almost here! Only 4 more days until the start of the 2012 Surface Finishing Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out the NASF Surfin website for details on presentations and the activities to occur on these days. Also on their website is real-time countdown clock letting you know just how much longer you have to wait until the conference!