Category: Blog

Tiny Titans: How Bugs can Treat Your Wastewater

Biological wastewater treatment can be a more effective solution for managing wastewater in the industrial world. But what are biologics? Instead of conventionally removing pollutants, a biological system uses bacteria substances upon their contact with the waste stream. By harnessing this power for nature, metal finishing manufacturers can remove key compounds such as: BOD/COD, macronutrients… Read more »

Conscious Cleaning Considerations

As seen in Product Finishing, Published 4/10/2023   Reassessing your cleaning process? Connor Callais of Hubbard-Hall offers an in-depth discussion of what you should keep in mind. Q: We’ve been having trouble getting good coverage in our immersion iron phosphate process before powder, resulting in several reworks and off-spec parts. This issue arose about the… Read more »

Hubbard-Hall wastewater treatment specialist Robin Deal discusses the latest trends in wastewater management. 

As seen in Products Finishing, Published April 1st, 2024 Edited by Scott Francis, Editor-In-Chief, Gardner Business Media As the EPA conducts fact-finding surveys in the metal finishing community regarding PFAS contamination, wastewater treatment is a growing concern for finishing operations. In this installment of Products Finishing’s On the Line interview column, we’re digging into trends in wastewater… Read more »

Regulatory Changes Drive Cleaning Companies’ Collaboration

As seen in Products Finishing, Published February 27, 2024 Edited by Lori Beckman, Senior Editor, Production Machining Source: Jayco Cleaning Technologies Hubbard-Hall and Jayco Cleaning Technologies have collaborated to develop a solution for new regulatory changes. As the Environmental Protection Agency evaluates the impact of hazardous substances such as methylene chloride, perchloroethylene (PCE/PERC), n-propyl bromide (NPB), and… Read more »

Connecticut Businesses Join Forces for Educational Program

As seen in Products Finishing, Published 4/10/2023 Edited by Scott Francis , Editor-In-Chief, Gardner Business Media Photo Credit: Getty Images A group of rival businesses comes together to educate the next generation of metal finishers. Connecticut manufacturing is known for providing finishes for some of the most impressive products in the world including aerospace components, submarines, automobiles,… Read more »

Biological Wastewater Treatment for Finishing Applications

As seen in Finishing & Coating, September, 12th, 2023 With tightening limits on nutrients and Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), is a small-scale biological system right for your industrial facility?We will explore the ins and outs of biological wastewater treatment and how it fits into the industrial world around us. We will look at system sizes… Read more »

Why Switch from Vapor Degreasing Solvents to Vacuum Assisted Aqueous Cleaning

As seen on, February 2024 The landscape of industrial cleaning is rapidly changing, with increasing EPA regulations on solvents and a growing need for manufacturers to find alternative cleaning methods. Here is what parts cleaning experts Jeff Beard (Product and Business Development Manager for Jayco Cleaning Technologies) and Mike Valenti (Director of Cleaning Technologies… Read more »

Changing Your Parts Cleaning Process to Meet New EPA Rules

BY TIM PENNINGTON, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF As seen in Finishing & Coating, 19 FEBRUARY 2024 With the U.S. EPA proposing to ban all uses of trichloroethylene in cleaning and vapor degreasing, many finishers wonder what alternatives they may have.This action, taken under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), would ban TCE manufacture, processing, and distribution for all uses.We… Read more »

Bob’s Brain: Future-proofing your wastewater system.

So when we look at manufacturing industries across the board, a lot of people plan for expansion and production, such as adding new lines increasing production hours, and that puts an extra strain on their wastewater systems. We want to future-proof our wastewater systems so that when we do those manufacturing increases, we don’t have… Read more »