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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

Meeting environmental and end-of-life directives

Meeting environmental and end-of-life directives Industrial Gas Springs is helping equipment manufacturers to meet stringent EU environmental and product recycling standards by adopting zerovalent chrome plating as the standard finish for operating rods across its complete range of UK-made gas springs, with the exception of all-stainless steel variants. In laboratory tests, implemented to food industry standards under European Directive EU97/48/EC, the company’s electrolytically deposited metallic chrome has proved to pose no risk to human health or the environment. Furthermore, it provides several important operational benefits for gas spring users. Firstly, it enables automotive industry customers to comply with vehicle end-of-life recycling requirements under EC Directive EU2000/53/EC; widely regarded as the yardstick of good practice across a number of other product manufacturing sectors. In addition, chrome’s special micro-cracking surface structure significantly enhances seal performance and longevity compared with other processes, such as nitriding. This, combined with the metal’s lower microporosity, not only minimises molecular gas loss, but also substantially increases the service life of IGS units. Industrial Gas Springs has also underlined its ‘green credentials’ by introducing a minimal cost recycling and disposal service, which guarantees that old units are decommissioned safely – without any uncontrolled release of gas pressure – and that components and materials are reclaimed under strictly controlled, environmental friendly conditions.
 

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