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EMS & sustainability

SIFCO ASC is dedicated to offering high quality coating solutions that meet today's demanding environmental standards as well as the requirements of our customers for precise coating applications.

SIFCO ASC is happy to ensure that its quality and environmental management system (EMS) complies with ISO standard 14001: 2015. ISO 14001 represents the international standard that defines the requirements for an efficient environmental management system. Instead of defining performance requirements, ISO 14001 only provides a framework that organizations can use as a guide. It encompasses the entire life cycle of our products and not just their production. By improving the efficiency of our use of resources, we reduce waste and costs.

Maintaining our EMS helps SIFCO ASC minimize our operations' environmental impact, comply with government regulations and requirements, and continuously improve to maintain our certification.

So far, SIFCO ASC has kept an eye on the following aspects:

  • Power consumption
  • Creation of hazardous waste products
  • Use of bottles
  • Use of paper

Environmentally friendly solutions

Cadmium alternatives

Today's demanding applications require sophisticated and proven coatings that offer the lowest possible risk for both the operator and the environment. Depending on your coating requirements, SIFCO ASC has developed cadmium alternatives to meet your application needs.

  • Zinc-Nickel LHE®
  • Tin-zinc

Zinc-Nickel LHE® and Tin-Zinc are less toxic alternatives to cadmium that can be used to repair cadmium, zinc-nickel, tin-zinc and IVD-aluminum on high strength steel. Both coatings offer excellent corrosion protection, show a low level of hydrogen embrittlement and do not require any hydrogen embrittlement relief baking after the coating process.

Zinc-Nickel LHE® and Tin-Zinc have already been approved for the following companies:

  • Boeing
  • Messier-Bugatti-Dowty
  • Ratier-Figeac
  • Turbomeca
  • NASA
  • and many more

Chromium alternatives

The chrome alternatives from SIFCO ASC are perfectly environmentally friendly, brush coatings for repair and OEM applications that require particularly hard coatings. Depending on your coating requirements, SIFCO ASC has developed a variety of coating processes to meet your application needs:

  • AeroShield® 4015
  • AeroNikl® 575 7280/5727
  • Cobalt-Nickel semi-bright 5720
  • Nickel high speed 2803
  • Nickel-tungsten 5711

These coatings have been developed for the aerospace, automotive, oil and gas industries, as well as all other industries where surface hardness, wear resistance and coefficient of friction are essential. The chrome alternatives from SIFCO ASC are used for a variety of applications - such as building construction, resizing components that are subject to wear and corrosion, as well as in salvage.

Cyanide-free solutions

Cyanide is a chemical component that is naturally toxic. Coating solutions containing cyanide ions are corrosive to skin and eyes and can potentially be fatal if swallowed. Even if regular and proper ventilation is essential during the coating process, care must be taken that the cyanide ions do not come into contact with an acid, as the air in the coating area will otherwise fill with a high concentration of cyanide-hydrogen gas. In order to meet customer requirements for increased health and safety of the technicians, SIFCO ASC has developed coating solutions without cyanide, but which have the same adhesion and deposit properties.

  • Golden Non-Cyanide 5355
  • Silver non-cyanide 3084/5870
  • Silver production non-cyanide 5871

In addition, the level coating with the SIFCO Process® on nitrate surfaces does not require a cyanide strip. Instead, the technician etches away the white layer using a water-based preparation solution. Cyanide-free preparation processes have also been developed for coating aluminum in order to ensure high-quality coating and proper adhesion.

Boric acid-free nickel solutions

More than ten years ago boric acid was added to the list of substances of very high concern (SVHC) according to the REACH regulation due to its reproductive harm. Only 13 of the 100 brush coating and alloying solutions in our catalog contain boric acid.

To understand why it is important to have a large number of boric acid-free solutions on hand, one must first understand the role boric acid plays in the coating process. Boric acid performs several functions - including controlling internal stress levels, stabilizing pH, and maintaining good coating quality. In addition, boric acid makes it possible to use grain finishing additives. The solutions from SIFCO ASC fulfill these properties and functions with environmentally friendly, water-based solutions - without the use of boric acid.

Large key customers are working hard to anticipate new SVHC. When defining new coatings as a repair or OEM process, many companies try to create processes that can be used around the world and that are subject to the least regulatory requirements. Our most common, boric acid-free nickel solutions are:

  • Nickel acid 2080/5600
  • Nickel acid 2807
  • Ductile Nickel 2086
  • Ductile Nickel 2088