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Metal Finishing

Metal finishing is a common yet complex process that occurs either as a sole function of a facility or as part of the overall operation of a manufacturing facility.  Metal finishing often uses highly toxic chemicals such as heavy metals, acids, solvents and reactants, that makes this a particularly important sector from a toxics use reduction (TUR) perspective. 

Indep Plating

With the designation of cadmium, hexavalent chromium, lead and trichloroethylene as high hazard substances, this industry sector has increased need for innovative TUR opportunities.

New -- check out the case study from Independent Plating, a metal finishing company that recently converted a nickel plating line to accommodate a new technology that substitutes trivalent chromium for hexavalent chromium. The case study documents the company's decision-making process and the business case for making the change.

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