Naval Power and Force Projection

Summer 2017

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What's Next? CHEMEON TCP-HF has been shown to produce an anodize seal that is as good or better than conventional sodium dichromate and dilute chrome seals. Sealing with TCP-HF eliminates hexavalent chromium in the air and reduces energy consumption. Discussions are in process with MFASC, SCAQMD, and aerospace Primes about the advantages of TCP-HF. About CHEMEON CHEMEON Surface Technology is a Woman Owned Small Business that is licensed by the United States Navy to manufacture the MIL-SPEC and QPL/QPD approved CHEMEON TCP-HF, a replacement for hexavalent chromium. CHEMEON's current focus is the direct replacement of the hexavalent based sodium dichromate seals with the high performance seal CHEMEON TCP-HF. If you are an OEM, Prime Contractor or a plating shop in the US or abroad and are interested in learning more about CHEMEON as a direct replacement to sodium dichromate and dilute chrome seals visit www. chemeon.com or contact the chemists and subject matter experts at CHEMEON Technical Support at 888.782.8324 Acknowledgements A special thank you to CHEMEON Research Scientist Jake Cruson for the use of his preliminary data on the performance of Type II anodize with TCP-HF seal. BIOS FOR DR. WESTRE AND MR. ESTES Dr. Sjon Westre Vice President, Technology, CHEMEON – Dr. Westre heads CHEMEON's development of environmentally responsible coating and seal alternatives to hexavalent chrome for use on light metals and leads the Laboratory, R&D and Tech Center divisions at CHEMEON. Dr. Westre received his Ph.D. in Physical chemistry from The University of California at Davis and a BS degree in Chemistry with a Physics minor from Cal State, Sacramento. Dr. Westre has published numerous technical papers in the fields of Molecular Physics and Analytical Chemistry. He is credited for the creation of CHEMEON's training program "Anodizing Best Practices and Troubleshooting." He also lectured at technical conferences as well as acted as an instructor for undergraduates at UCD. Byron Estes, Vice President Global Solutions for CHEMEON is a hands-on, results-oriented leader driving sales/marketing programs and strategies for Global Suppliers and Domestic/ International Manufacturers and Metal Finishers. His management experience in plant operations, production, inventory control, quality assurance, technical sales and training in the manufacturing and metal finishing job- shop sectors spans five decades. Mr. Estes has taught plant operations including production, quality assurance, tooling and manufacturing sales, and has led the CHEMEON technical courses in Aluminum Anodizing, Trivalent Chromate Conversion and Titanium Anodizing. 1. Proposed Amended Rule 1469 – Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations and Proposed Amended Rule 1426 – Emissions from Metal Finishing Operations. Working Group Meeting #1, March 23rd, 2017. http://www.aqmd.gov/docs/default-source/rule- book/Proposed-Rules/1469/pr-1469-1426- wgm-1.pdf?sfvrsn=6 2. Report on Updated Air Monitoring in Paramount Community and Preliminary Assessment of Health Impacts August 10, 2016, South Coast Air Quality Management District. http://www. aqmd.gov/docs/default-source/compliance/ Carlton-Forge-Works/report-amh-081016f.pdf 3. SCAQMD Intensifies Investigation of Potential Sources of Hexavalent Chromium Emissions in Paramount, November 4, 2016. http://www. aqmd.gov/home/library/public- information/2016-news-archives/paramount- chrome-levels 4. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/ reach/background/index_en.htm 5. https://echa.europa.eu/addressing-chemicals- of-concern/authorisation/recommendation-for- inclusion-in-the-authorisation-list/ authorisation-list 6. AQMD suspends Paramount metal firm's chromium 6 operations for third time. http:// www.scpr.org/news/2017/03/03/69572/aqmd- suspends-paramount-metal-firm-s-chromium- 6-op/ 7. Paramount Metal Processing Company Ordered To Shut Down Fourth Time This Year. http:// losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/03/17/ paramount-metal-processing-company- ordered-to-shut-down-fourth-time-this-year/ 8. Proposed Amended Rule 1426 - Working Group Meeting #2, May 18 2017. http://www.aqmd. gov/docs/default-source/rule-book/Proposed- Rules/1466/1466-WGM2.pdf?sfvrsn=9 9. Wesley Turnbow, President, Metal Finishing Association of Southern California, via email 9 Jun 17 10. U.S. Patent Number 6,375,726 (PCT/US 01/45434); 6,511,532 (PCT/US 02/35599); 6,521,029; and 6,527,841 (PCT/US 02/35490) 11. Chromium Toxicity. What is Chromium? https:// www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem. asp?csem=10&po=4 12. Sean Novak, "Flying High with BSAA: Environmentally friendly alternative to chromic acid anodize" 10/1/2011, Products Finishing online. http://www.pfonline.com/articles/flying- high-with-bsaa-environmentally-friendly- alternative-to-chromic-acid-anodize 13. U.S. Patent Number: 7,018,486 B2 14. Implementing New Non- Chromate Coatings Systems , ASETSDefense 2011: Sustainable Surface Engineering for Aerospace and Defense Workshop, February 7 - 10, 2011, New Orleans, LA. Sponsored by SERDP/ESTCP 15. Naval Environmental Sustainability Development (NT-ESDI) FY09 Year in Review Report 16. Alp Manavbasi and Byron Estes, "Advanced Trivalent Chromium Seals for Hard-Coat Anodized Aluminum Alloys", NACE Corrosion 2010 Conference. 17. Matzdorf, C. et al, "Trivalent Chromium Process (TCP) as a Sealer for MIL-A-8625F Type II, IIB, and IC Anodic Coatings" NAWCADPAX/ TR-2008/104 29 AUG, 2008 Endnotes INDUSTRY PARTNER www.tacticaldefensemedia.com 20 | NP&FP and DoD P&E | Summer 2017

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