S.M.A.R.T. 3: The Finishing of the Future Between Innovation and Sustainability
UCIF (the Italian Surface Treatment Equipment Manufacturers’ Association), which has reached its third edition under the prestigious patronage of the City of Milan, the Poliefun association, and the MADE Competence Centre Industria 4.0.
This year, the theme “The finishing of the future between innovation and sustainability” will be the focus of the eleven presentations given by participating companies, exploring new technologies, interactions between machines and humans, and the importance of sustainability in manufacturing.
With its third edition of S.M.A.R.T., UCIF continues to be an important point of reference in the surface treatment industry, offering a stage for all companies that are driving innovation and sustainability – already with an eye to Industry 5.0, highlighting the importance of a human-centred approach and technological progress.
The surface treatment sector has a considerable footprint on the environment and working conditions, making it a focal point for environmental regulations. Thanks to new technologies and sustainable practices, it is now reducing its environmental impact, improving energy efficiency, and limiting polluting emissions. Innovation plays a crucial role in pursuing such sustainability goals, reducing the investment and operating costs of surface treatment plants. i4.0 solutions are making these systems more flexible, efficient, and safe, leading the industry towards a more sustainable future.
The S.M.A.R. T. conference not only provides a platform for sharing experiences and innovative ideas but is also an opportunity to celebrate the excellence of the Italian surface treatment industry globally. UCIF, through its membership in ANIMA Confindustria Meccanica, is a point of reference for companies in this sector, with impressive figures confirming Italys leading role on the international scene.
S.M.A.R.T. 3 promises to be a unique opportunity to explore the new frontiers of innovation and sustainability in the surface finishing industry while joining forces to create a more sustainable and efficient world.

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