A.I.F.M. is a no-profit association open to all the operators of the plating Industry, having the scope to: Defend, protect and develop the future of the Metalfinishing Industry in Italy - Develop and spread the results of R&D studies related to Metalfinishing processes and applications - Operate for the protection of the environment - Aid and favour the exchange of Information at the National and the international levels - Organise Courses, Seminars and Workshops to promote the scientific and the Technical Education of the metalfinishing workers and operators - Officially represent the metalfinishing shops in front of the National and European institutions.
A.I.F.M. is member of the European Committee for the Surface Treatment (CETS), co-operates with UNI, the Italian Body of Standards, with the European Academy for Surface Treatment (EAST) and with Milano Polytechnic.
The official journal of the Association is "Galvanotecnica e nuove finiture".