Some of these chemicals are apparently coming from western sources ... was any of this stuff banned material? Who was supplying it? France, Germany, Russia?
I need to find out if Sodium Cyanide was banned material, but it would be very stupid thing by the UN if they did not ban it.
If the chemicals were dual use, they may have been allowed, but with close monitoring (you have got to be able to hear my sarcasm through the internet on that one)
But this, having the chemicals requested together, and then the paragraph on how to mix them....
My bad , the paragraph was seperate and used as a reference in this posting.
Hylite Bright Zinc Process is used for Cyanide zinc plating per: http://www.metalquip.co.za/products_3.htm
Zinc Cyanide is a plating grade per the same web site.
From another website:
Cyanide zinc baths are used for steel and leaded steel substrates. The plating bath consists of zinc metal (1 to 4.5 ounces per gallon), sodium hydroxide (10 to 12 oz/gal) and sodium cyanide (1.5 to 14 oz/gal) with operating temperatures ranging from 60ºF to 110ºF. The pH
for such baths is 12 to 13.
Cyanide zinc is highly poisonous and corrosive to living tissue. As a result, concerns over environmental and occupational safety hazards have forced the plating industry to develop and utilize cyanide-free zinc plating systems.
Oh wow, wonder what happened to the troll we played with the other day? He could have used a ping of this thread (grin)