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Reasons for Change
P2 Opportunities
(NEW!) Styrene Issues in Fiberglass Fabication
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Acetone / Air filters / Air quality / Aqueous cleaning / Benchmarking (Management) / Best management practices / Boatbuilding / Catalysts / Clean Air Act / Cleaning / Cleaning machinery and appliances / Coating processes / Compliance / Composite materials / Compressed air / Corrosion resistant materials / Distillation / Economic analysis / Emission control / Emissions / Fiber reinforced plastics / Fiberglass / Hazardous substances / Hazardous waste / High volume low pressure spray guns / Indiana / Laminated materials / Measurement / Molding (Founding) / Paint / Plastics / Powder coatings / Ships / Shipyards / Solvents / Spray guns / Spraying equipment / Storage tanks / Styrene / Substitute materials / Ventilation / Volatile organic compounds / Waste management / Waste reduction / Water based products

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EPA Sector Notebook: Profile of the Plastic Resins and Man-Made Fibers Industry [PDF]
Abstract: Provides information about process inputs and outputs, and environmental and regulatory implications of these materials and fiberglass processes.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Hazards of Fiberglass Layup and Sprayup [PDF]
Abstract: Booklet provides recommended work practices and case studies to minimize employee exposure to airborne contaminants, noise, and dermal affects.
Source: Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Paint and Coatings Resource Center (PCRC)
Abstract: This web site provides industry, environmental and technology information for paints and coatings, and their application. Includes a live "Ask the Expert" feature.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Project Summary - Assessment of Styrene Emission Controls for FRP/C and Boat Building Industries [PDF]
Abstract: Alternatives for for reducing styrene emissions in the fiberglass-reinforced plastics/composites (FRP/C) and fiberglass boat building industries.
Source: P2 Pays

Reducing Volatile Emissions in the Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) Industry [PDF]
Abstract: Describes options available to reduce acetone and styrene emissions
Source: Minnesota Technical Assistance Program

Reports on FRP and Light-RTM Manufacturing Technologies Tested at the Coatings Applications Research Laboratory (CARL)
Abstract: Series of reports on various fiberglass technologies that may reduce emissions and waste related to fiberglass processes.
Source: Coatings Applications Research Laboratory (CARL)

Abstract: The Seemann Composites Resin Infusion Molding Process (SCRIMP) technology eliminates VOC emissions and creates a clean, worker friendly environment.
Source: Seemann Composites, Inc.

Small Business Waste Reduction Guide - Fiber-Reinforced Plastics [PDF]
Abstract: Case study for using low styrene emission resins
Source: Enviro$ense

Solvent Substitution to Reduce Air Emissions for the FRP Industry [PDF]
Abstract: Provides information and guidance on evaluating alternatives to solvents used in tool and equipment cleaning for FRP production, to help prevent toxic air emissions.
Source: North Carolina Pollution Prevention Program

Unified Emissions Factors from Open Molding of Composites [PDF]
Abstract: Table of Unified Emission Factors (UEF) for pounds of styrene emitted per ton of gelcoat or resin processed.
Source: Composites One

Waste Reduction Assistance for the Fiberglass Fabrication Industry [PDF]
Abstract: Useful resource describing fiberglass molding, processes, material usage, and P2 opportunities.
Source: Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management

Waste Reduction Strategies for Fiberglass Fabricators [PDF]
Abstract: Document provides great P2 opportunities for fiberglass fabricators
Source: North Carolina Office of Waste Reduction


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