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Anopol South: Ten years on

By John Swain It was in 2005 that Anopol (South) Ltd first occupied the new factory and offices on the Bordon Trading Estate. The premises had been laid out to accommodate state of the art plant and equipment mainly for pickling and electropolishing of stainless......

Are ISO’s worth the paper they are written on?

This is actually a difficult question to answer because my own company survived and thrived for 40 years without any ISO certification. It’s also true to say that we did not have a company policy to purchase only from ISO registered companies. So why are......

ELECTROPOLISHING HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE

An electrochemical treatment, when related to the surfaces of metal components, conjures up a process of deposition or the application of a coating, in the eyes of most engineers. Rarely does one think that the opposite effect, namely metal removal, is also possible by electrochemical......

In, Out or Negotiable?

A series of views from John Swain, Chairman of the Anopol Group With the election of MEPs to the European Government just around the corner and EU dissidents and others pressing for a referendum on Europe before the General Election in 2015, we should prepare......

Not Just a Pretty Face

How correct surface finishing can maintain corrosion resistance Stainless steel’s resistance to corrosion is only as good as its outer skin. In this article, John Swain of Anopol explains why the correct surface finishing of stainless steel plays a significant role in maintaining corrosion resistance......

The more complex the better

A recent photography session at our premises in Birmingham inspired me to put pen to paper again. For over 40 years I have been extolling the main attributes of electropolishing stainless steels. Improved corrosion resistance was top of the list, followed by a decoratively pleasing......

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