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Paints and Coatings Sector

The paints and coatings sector includes establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following:

  1. enameling, lacquering, and varnishing metals and metal products;
  2. hot dip galvanizing metals and metal products;
  3. engraving, chasing, or etching metals and metal products (except jewelry; personal goods carried on or about the person, such as compacts and cigarette cases; precious metal products (except precious plated flatware and other plated ware); and printing plates);
  4. powder coating metals and metal products; and
  5. providing other metal surfacing services for the trade.

Included in this industry are establishments that perform these processes on other materials, such as plastics, in addition to metals. The sector is now classified under the 2007 North American Industry Classification System as 325510.

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