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The Canning Handbook: Surface Finishing Technology

ISBN Edition Pub. year Authors Publisher
‍0419129006 23rd 1982 authors are not credited W. Canning PLC

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A Review by Ted Mooney:

23rd edition, 1982, hardcover, 1094 pages.

This handbook, originally dating back to 1901, is vaguely reminiscent of the age of British colonialism. It seems to try to cover, step by step, everything one would need to know to build and operate an electroplating factory.

Although it is somewhat marred by the fact that it is based on Canning processing solutions, many of which are probably no longer available (Canning was absorbed by Macdermid, but it is not known to the reviewer which if any Canning processes and trade names are still in use).

Still the unique approach taken by this volume, the helpful illustrations, and the fact that it includes chapters that are found in no other plating book, render it invaluable. Few other books offer lists of causes and effects of plating defects as clearly.

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