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Aims of the Association

The Metal Finishing Association speaks for the metal finishing sector on health, safety and environmental matters, on the effect of new UK and EU legislation and is consulted by government departments, Health and Safety Executive, British Standards Institute, Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of the Environment.

Membership is open to all companies involved in the finishing of metals, including the metallic finishing of plastics and surface treatment processes, whether as - In recent years membership has expanded greatly - from 60 in 1985 to 390 in 1996

Our services have been greatly expanded. Involvement in EU and UK affairs has increased and conferences and workshops are even more closely focused on the needs of our members


The success of the MFA in recent years in taking a greater lead in our industry has been dure to the enthusiasm and commitment of our committees and interest groups. Individually and collectively they have represented memebers views, decided policies and chosen MFA services and activities to be pursued. The key committees are:

  Special interest groups have been formed of members involved in the following: