Metal Finishing Guide Book

2012 Organic Finishing Guidebook Issue

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and local regulations should be used to select the appropriate solution to the end user's problem. For paint/coating operations, effectively meeting today's stricter VOC regu- lations is an ongoing challenge. For larger operations, meeting the challenge becomes a matter of improving overall system efficiencies and economics while retaining enough flexibility to adapt to new coating formulations. For smaller, previously unaffected operations, the challenge involves incorporating a new system into the overall operation and investing in new equipment. Careful con- sideration must be given to future growth and flexibility while working within the constraints of economic resource limitations. A well-planned environmen- tal system can save many thousands of dollars, which can make a big difference to finishers trying to operate in a competitive industry. 243

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