Metal Finishing Guide Book

2011-2012 Surface Finishing Guidebook

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able elsewhere in this edition of the Metal Finishing Guidebook or in other indus- try publications. In summary there are many different aspects to antique finishing, which take some time and experience to learn. As long as the decorative hardware industry is in existence, however, these finishes will be in demand and will evolve to meet the needs of the marketplace. The trend is toward safer processes, less polluting chem- icals, and easier and shorter processes. As always cost is of prime concern. The indus- try is working to eliminate the hazardous and costly elements of traditional processes and replace them with materials and techniques that are more compat- ible with modern-day priorities. 393

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