Aluminium Finishing

I am researching the world trends in aluminium finishing and the use of alternative methods due to the banning of chromate pretreatments

If anyone can point me towards and useful and concise information about the following ;

1) The current world trends in the banning of chromate 6 in the coating and pretreatment processing of aluminium. 2) Environmental and Health issues for the use of PVDF and PVF2 paints and world trends on the furture of these paints 3)Europe and US leading the world industry and working "green". 4)Alternative methods of pretreatment of aluminium to chromate and how they rate for environment/health and safety Vs weatherabilty, adhesion etc of aluminium coatings Vs cost and which companies are geared up to undertake these alternatives. 5) The use of anodizing as a pretreatment, pro's/con's, effectivness, cost effectiveness, who does - Asia?. 6) Documentation on alternatives to the above (5)

Thank you

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