EPi exhibited at the NASF's Sur/Fin in Indianapolis last week.
Bob Campbell, Sid Arthur, Paul Kozdron and Eric Olander (pictured to the left) worked at the booth. New and old friends visited us to learn about the latest EPi processes such as trivalent chromate blue and yellow, alkaline non-cyanide copper, antiquing/oxidizing and other EPi processes were displayed.
Eric Olander gave a paper on the diphenyl carbazide controversy and Trivalent Yellow. Our latest development E-Ultra Yellow 600 provides 600-700 hours salt spray to 5% white rust and 700-800 hours to red rust. We have found it offers little white creeping corrosion. You cut an X into the film and salt spray the part. The results were two-hundred hours of corrosion protection to the first signs of white creeping corrosion were the X was cut. The other trivalent yellow chromates resulted in about 24-48 hours. What does this mean for the zinc plater? It means it will offer scratch resistance in a zinc barrel plating operation. Metal finishers, suppliers and even some EPA representatives were at this talk.
Last Tuesday night, we enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Indianapolis Speedway. We went to the museum and the hospitality tent for some beverage, food, and networking. The highlight of the night was getting a lap around the track. No, we did not go in an Indy car or a Nascar, but a high speed van that might have hit 50 mph. We did get to stop at the start finish line where there are some of the original bricks of the speedway. We had a picture taken (picture on the right) at the finish line of myself and our distributor of Russia Bulat Bayzuldin.
Sur/Fin 2008 was left with many memories!
Next year the show will be in Louisville, KY June 16-18th.