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Resources & Associations

The following resources may provide you with additional information about metal finishing.

  • P2Rx Topic Hub: Metal Finishing. The Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange is a national network of regional information centers. It provides a guide to basic metal finishing information with links to additional on-line resources.
  • Cleveland Advanced Machining Program Report: Profile of the Metal Finishing Industry [PDF 496KB]. This report covers the metal finishing industry characteristics, primary manufacturing processes, environmental concerns and technologies, and regulations affected the industry.
  • North Carolina Department of Environment & Natural Resources: Pollution Prevention for the Metals Finishing Industry. The Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) designed this manual to provide environmental assistance staff with a basic reference on metal finishing.
  • North Carolina Department of Environment & Natural Resources: P2 infoHouse library. P2 infoHouse is a comprehensive online pollution prevention reference collection. The full reference collection of more than 40,000 pollution prevention documents is the nation's largest online collection of P2 publications. It is easily searchable by keyword. Most of the publications can be downloaded or printed.
  • National Metal Finishing Resource Center: NMFRC Resources. Resources include current metal prices, platers' calculators, pollution prevention and control technologies for plating operations, and more.
  • EPA:

Waste Management Resources

Financial Assistance & Analysis


At some point you may need more information, need to ask questions or find out what others think about a situation. Take advantage of your opportunities to get connected. Talking to peers and suppliers to your industry through membership in a trade association can help you solve problems.

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