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The aerospace and defense industries represent major customers of many Massachusetts manufacturers. The critical needs of these industries demand a high level of control over the manufacture of products used.

The TURA program has designated several chemicals commonly found in military and industry specifications as high hazard substances, including lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and trichloroethylene. TURI is working with Massachusetts companies throughout this supply chain to address performance requirements associated with specifications that mention these and other chemicals with a goal of moving towards safer alternatives.

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Helicopters and other aerospace products are affected by Mil Specs Photo: Textron
Learn about TURI's September 2013 Aerospace/Defense Industry Supply Chain Conference