Jack Berg, founder and retired CEO-President of Service Filtration Corporation (SERFILCO, Ltd.), has been elected into the Electroplating Hall of Fame. In addition to the many contributions mentioned in the Product Finishing announcement, the following contributions by Jack Berg have significantly improved electroplating efficiency and productivity over the last fifty years;
- Eductor solution agitation of electroplating applications to reduce airborne emissions, reduce heat loss, reduce brightener consumption, improve throw and deposit thickness and permit higher current density to allow faster plating rates.
- Organic purification of electroplating solutions, using bypass granular activated carbon. Granular activated carbon installed on the filter discharge permits the efficient use of carbon as a purifier. Thus reducing or totally eliminating the need to batch powder carbon treat the solution.
- The use of step-down filtration systems to improve process quality and productivity. Step-down filtration systems significantly reduce filtration servicing and filter media consumption, while improving particle contamination removal.