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Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Glossary of Terms
Operations
Reasons for Change
P2 Opportunities
(NEW!) Styrene Issues in Fiberglass Fabication
Where To Go for P2 Help
Acknowledgments
Complete List of Links

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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Case Study - Grady White Boats [PDF]
Abstract: Case study on how a company replaced conventional air guns with air-assisted airless spray guns to apply gel coating.
Source: North Carolina Pollution Prevention Program
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/0034352.pdf

Certified Composites Technology (CCT) Training
Abstract: Online curriculum and exam provides uniform training in technology fundamentals used in open molding for composites & marine products. Focus on gel coat application, spraying, laminating, quality, and safety.
Source: American Composites Manufacturers Association
URL: http://www.acmanet.org/cct/

Controlled Spraying Handbook - Composites Open Molding Spray Applications
Abstract: (For purchase) Provides training guidelines for spray operators in the open molding companies industry, where styrene based resin and gel coat materials are used.
Source: Composites Fiber Association
URL: http://compositesweekly.com/controlled-spraying-techniques-f
or-reducing-styrene-emissions-and-material-waste/

Establishing Waste Reduction Benchmarks and Good Manufacturing Practice for Open Mold Laminating [PDF]
Abstract: This paper illustrates how to use planned experientation to establish benchmarks for good operating practices and cost reductions in a fiberglass laminating facility.
Source: North Carolina Office of Waste Prevention
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00372.pdf

Fountain Powerboats Incorporated - Process Modification: Equipment Change [PDF]
Abstract: Case study of a fiberglass fabricator that switched from spray guns to vacuum bags to deliver resin to the mold.
Source: Waste Reduction Resource Center
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/0034351.pdf

Lean and Environment Case Study: Lasco Bathware [PDF]
Abstract: A team worked to identify numerous productivity and environmental improvements at this bathware manufacturing facility, via integration of lean and P2. Annual savings are over $140k.
Source: Washington Dept of Ecology
URL: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/pubs/0704009.pdf

Pollution Prevention Assistance Tools for the Fiber Reinforced Plastics and Boat Manufacturing Industries
Abstract: Demonstration projects showed success of methods and technologies for FRP shops with an emphasis on open molders, via assistance with implementation or adoption to 3 shops.
Source: Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/26/25282.htm

Pollution Prevention Opportunities for Painting and Coatings Operations [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet provides alternative applications methods and products to reduce waste and pollution for painting and coatings.
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/pollprev/pdf/paintop
s.pdf

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
URL: http://www.mntap.umn.edu/fiber/75-FRPemissions.PDF

 


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