IPCM n. 75 | May-June 2022

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S.M.A.R.T. 2022: Sustainable Technological Innovation for Surface Finishing Gabriele Lazzari ipcm®

The second edition of the S.M.A.R.T. conference organised by UCIF included speeches by ten industry experts who provided useful details on innovative, efficient, and environmentally sustainable processes and technologies for the surface treatment industry.


he second edition of the S.M.A.R.T. (Surface, Manufacturing,

of view of the Poliefun association”, was given by Paolo Gronchi, the

Advanced, Research, Trends) conference of the Italian Surface

president of the association and a professor at the Politecnico di

Treatment Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (UCIF),

Milano, who presented Poliefun’s cultural activities in the scientific

sponsored by the Municipality of Milan and Poliefun, took place on

field and highlighted the efforts made in recent years for technical

Wednesday 18 May 2022 in Milan. Held at the at the Congress Centre

advancement in the field of surface treatments. He also drew attention

of Fondazione Cariplo, in Via Romagnosi 8, the event offered producers

to the indissoluble link between innovation and sustainability, including

and suppliers the opportunity to attend ten technical presentations

in the area of new technologies and virtual reality applied to surface

focusing on the topic of innovations for surface finishing technologies,


aimed at improving environmental sustainability and revitalising the

Matteo Pozzi, Application Engineer at Rösler Italiana, delivered the

Italian manufacturing industry.

second speech. In his report, “Waste water recirculation systems:

It started at 10:00 a.m. with greetings and a welcome message

responsible consumption and green plants”, Pozzi presented his

from UCIF President Daryush Arabnia, followed by greetings from a

company’s experience with aqueous solution management and

representative of the Municipality of Milan.

recirculation systems, identifying centrifuges as the technology that has

The first speech, entitled “Innovation and sustainability: the point

proved the most effective.

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The speakers of S.M.A.R.T. 2022 lined up for a picture before the event started.


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