Sustainable production through market penetration of closed loop technologies in the metal finishing industry

November 7, 2012

Small and Medium players (SMEs) constitute a major part of the ancillary industry (dealing primarily with metal finishing, electroplating and all types of metal surface treatments) which feeds the growing demand of the flourishing automobile industry in India.


These SMEs continue to use inefficient processes and outdated technology leading to lower competiveness, poor environmental performance, and unsafe working conditions. They are under constant cost and time pressure from their clients (up the automotive value chain), but very little is offered to help them address their challenges.


The project ACIDLOOP addresses these issues and constraints helping the SMEs meet the industry requirements by transferring the best practises on process optimisation, resource efficiency, cleaner production, waste minimization/management, pollution control and acid recovery.