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Topic: Re: Meaning of "Finishing Room" Depends on the Industry

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The meaning of "finishing room" depends on the industry. For example, in the fiberglass thermoset resin business (producers of auto body panels and other large fiberglass plastic parts that need a smooth surface on both sides of the panel), the manufacturer of the SMC (Sheet Molding Compound that is used by the panel/part producer uses a finishing room to "age" the product before shipping to the panel producer. Check Wikipedia for an extremely short overview of the SMC process. Also, other process industries, like wafer and computer chip manufacturers, could have a finishing room (though I have no direct knowledge of that).