Who We Are

Located in Washington DC, NASF represents the interests of businesses, technologists and professionals in the surface coatings industry.

Its highly regarded programs and activities are informed by NASF’s mission to:

  • Advance an environmentally and economically sustainable future for the finishing industry.
  • Promote the vital role of surface technology in the global manufacturing value chain.


The NASF community links companies, professionals and technical experts together through its events, programs, updates and key committees, and serves the total surface finishing sector.



Membership opportunities are available for job shop and “captive” applicators, industrial users, suppliers of chemicals, equipment and services, and technologists and researchers.

What We Do

  • Federal and State Issues
  • NASF 1000
  • Regulatory Alerts
  • U.S. and Global Reach
  • Certifications
  • Classroom Training
  • Custom Courses
  • Home Study Programs
  • Web-Based Education
  • Bright Design Challenge
  • Chapter Events
  • Leadership Conference
  • SUR/FIN® Trade Show & Conference
  • Washington Forum
  • Alliances and Partnerships
  • Bright Design Challenge
  • Scholarships
  • Supply Chains
  • Alert Bulletins
  • E-News
  • Industry Promotion
  • Social Media
  • Trade Journal Partnerships
  • Expanded Collaboration with Automotive
  • NASF/AIAG Automotive Course
  • Sustainable “Benchmarking” with USEPA
  • Web-Based Resources Center (STERC)