Q. I AM WORKING IN A ZIPPER MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY. WE ARE DOING DIFFERENT TYPE OF DECORATIVE PLATING LIKE BRONZE, NICKEL, BRASS, ANTIQUE FINISHING AND PAINTING. WE WANT TO KNOW INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND TEST METHODS FOR DECORATIVE PLATING AND PAINTING. PLEASE ADVISE A SUITABLE BOOK.
UMAPATHY ZIPPER MANUFACTERING - CHENNAI 2005
A. Thousands of plating standards are available from at least a dozen different standards bodies, Umapathy, but perhaps the simplest approach is to get a copy of the "Annual Book of ASTM Standards" ASTM Volume 02.05
[affil link] Section 2, "Metallic and Inorganic Coatings". It's a handy book of about a thousand pages.
Ted Mooney, P.E. Striving to live Aloha finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey 2005
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