Industry Insights April 2021, Issue 19

Industry Insights April 2021, Issue 19

To All AISF Members and Industry Stakeholders, Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the Oxytech site in Smithfield, Sydney as we were looking at their facilities for our NSW Powder Coating training. While there Scott Barter and Chris Sweetnam decided to put me...
Industry Insights February 2021, Issue 18

Industry Insights February 2021, Issue 18

To All AISF Members and Industry Stakeholders, A new year often brings new challenges, however if you were to ask anyone on the street,I do not think they would say they are sad to see the end of 2020. However in thesurface finishing industry, all of the applicators...
Industry Insights December 2020, Issue 17

Industry Insights December 2020, Issue 17

To All AISF Members and Industry Stakeholders, On behalf of all the Directors of the AISF, we wish you and your families a very MerryChristmas and a Happy New Year. We know it has been a difficult year for all, and we look forward to a safe and healthier 2021. We...
Industry Insights October 2020, Issue 16

Industry Insights October 2020, Issue 16

To All AISF Members and Industry Stakeholders, This month, we thought we would highlight the importance of innovation within out industry, including how and why we should be looking at ways we can implement new technological advancements to improving our businesses...
Industry Insights August 2020, Issue 15

Industry Insights August 2020, Issue 15

To All AISF Members and Industry Stakeholders, With the current global climate, there has been many issues surrounding lead time and ability to supply from overseas. COVID19 has really shown the need for a strong Australian manufacturing sector and a reduced...
Industry Insights July 2020, Issue 14

Industry Insights July 2020, Issue 14

To All AISF Members and Industry Stakeholders, The first of July saw both the start of a new fiscal year and a new membership term with the Australasian Institute of Surface Finishing (AISF). Membership invoices have already been sent out to our existing members,...
Industry Insights June 2020, Issue 13

Industry Insights June 2020, Issue 13

To All AISF Members and Industry Stakeholders, Last month, in our Industry Insights newsletter we notified that Safe Work Australia are currently reviewing the Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants (based on the WES list). So far for our industry, we...
Industry Insights April 2020, Issue 11

Industry Insights April 2020, Issue 11

The start of 2020 has seen us living through a 1 in a 100 year event. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. Non-essential businesses have been put into lock-down and those essential businesses who didn’t have the capabilities to adapt and...
Industry Insights March 2020, Issue 10

Industry Insights March 2020, Issue 10

To All AISF Members and Industry Stakeholders, Now that 2020 is well under way, albeit a very rocky start, first the Bush fires, now the Coronavirus (COVID-19) moving AustraIia and the world into unknown territory. Our Secretariat services have taken precautions to...
Industry Insights January 2020, Issue 9

Industry Insights January 2020, Issue 9

To All AISF Members and Industry Stakeholders, I would firstly like to introduce myself having been elected to the position of National President of our Institute in December 2019. While it is a position, I also occupied some 20 years ago, and probably time to move on...