finishing (process)

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Scope note
Refers generally to processes that complete an object, treatment, or work, including the chemical, electrolytic, and mechanical application of finishes. In the context of bookbinding, refers to that sequence of processes carried out on a book and its binding after forwarding, up to the point of attaching its cover. In case binding, where the cover is attached prior to the application of lettering or decoration, the attachment of the cover is part of the forwarding, not the finishing. In the context of leather manufacture, all the processes carried out on the leather after tanning. In the context of papermaking, all the processes carried out on the paper after it leaves the papermaking machine.
finishing
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024