List of Links for the Background and Overview Section of the Metal Finishing Topic Hub™
Total Number of Links: 18
Sorted by Resource Type
Abstract: Overview of major metal finishing operations that generate waste, and opportunities in source reduction and recycling. Call 800/490-9198 and request document number 625R92011.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
Profile of the Metal Finishing Industry [PDF]
Abstract: Profile of the industry and describing the typical manufacturing steps. It presents an overview of the chemicals, technologies, and processes used in this industry."
Source: Waste Reduction Institute for Training and Application Research
Case study/success story
Abstract: Case study of a small electroplating and coating shop illustrates how to improve tank layouts for recovery and reuse of plating solutions and rinses
Source: Merit Partnership and Tetra Tech EM, Inc.
Abstract: Background, existing and emerging technologies and p2 strategies for metal finishing
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development
Abstract: Database of articles, websites, manuals, case studies, and more. Searchable by industry, keyword, etc.
Source: Canadian Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse
Abstract: Offers beneficial and commonly referenced technical papers for p2 in metal finishing, which cover available and emerging technologies, alternatives and pollutants of concern. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
P2 in the Paints and Coatings Industry [PDF]
Abstract: A comprehensive P2 guide for organic surface coating of metal or plastic covering broad range of topics such as adhesion, suppliers, phosphating, process efficiency, alternatives to sealers and solvents, blast cleaning, transfer efficiency and more!
Source: Eastern Research Group
State of the Art Manual for Surface Coating Operations [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses background, VOC performance levels for individual surface coating categories, control technologies, alternative coating systems, and efficiency improvement opportunities
Source: New Jersey DEnvironmental Protection Agencyrtment of Environmental Protection
Abstract: Roundtable discussion results of metal platers - including information needs for decision-making, technical and regulatory challenges, new p2 approaches. Also discussed better transfer of industry information
Source: Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Abstract: Technical references and other links dealing with anodizing, plating, powder coating, and surface finishing arts
Metal Finishing Industry - Guide
Abstract: Overview of common metal finishing techniques, and in-depth discussions of P2 practices and alternatives in plating, rinsing, and prefinishing operations. Also offers general design guidance for a metal finishing facility.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association and Illinois Waste Management & Research Center
National Metal Finishing Resource Center (NMFRC)
Abstract: Membership oganization - provides comprehensive environmental, technical, and p2 resources - including database of publications, compliance assistance tools, industry specifications, and tools
Source: National Institute for Standards and Technologies
National Metal Finishing Strategic Goals Program
Abstract: A voluntary, membership program that offers incentives, tools and resources and assistance in dealing w/ regulatory barriers, to encourage going beyond compliance
Source: National Metal Finishing Center
P2 in Metal Painting and Coating Operations - A Manual for P2 Technical Assistance Providers
Abstract: A thorough overview of P2 alternatives in metal coatings processes
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
Precision Cleaning / Parts Cleaning Journal Archives
Abstract: Scroll down for archived articles from the Parts Cleaning Journal, covering water reuse, carbon cleaning, ultrasonic cleaning, and more.
Source: Global Information Network
Precision Cleaning Web
Abstract: Comprehensive website includes recent articles, news, technology information, contacts, regulations, products and services, and a user's forum
Source: Precision Cleaning Magazine
Radtech: UV Powder Coating
Abstract: Publications, frequently asked questions, and access to experts specializing in UV powder coating technology development. Link to excellent guide: "UV Powder Coating Application Guide".
Source: RadTech Europe
The Powder Coating Institute
Abstract: Promotes powder coating technology and communicates the benefits to manufacturers, consumers, and government: Non-member access to Benefits website
Source: Powder Coating Institute