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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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American Composites Manufacturers Association
Abstract: This trade association has good information about processes, and a special focus on air emissions in the composites industry. In 2012, many of their resources have been moved to "members only" access.
Source: Composites Fabricators Association
URL: http://www.acmanet.org/

Calculating Air Emissions from Fiberglass Operations
Abstract: Spreadsheet calculator for determining air emissions from fiberglass production, incorporates variables f low styrene, vapor-suppressed resins, molding or laminating process and other factors.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/topics/small-business-e
nvironmental-assistance-program/sbeap-resources-calculat
ors-due-dates-and-checklists.html

Case Study: Fiber Reinforced Plastics Shop Implements Light RTM to Produce Parts [PDF]
Abstract: Case study of a shop that converted 60% of open molding to closed molding (15% of operations use light RTM molding). Styrene emissions reduced by 80%.
Source: Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
URL: http://www.mntap.umn.edu/fiber/41-Phoenix.PDF

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

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics (FRP) Manufacturing
Abstract: Provides information on air emission issues (including styrene and other HAPs), compliance issues, pollution prevention resources and other FRP related issues.
Source: Indiana Department of Environmental Management
URL: http://www.in.gov/idem/5130.htm

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

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

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)
URL: https://Engineering.Purdue.edu/CMTI/FRP/

Small Business Waste Reduction Guide - Fiber-Reinforced Plastics [PDF]
Abstract: Case study for using low styrene emission resins
Source: Enviro$ense
URL: http://www4.uwm.edu/shwec/recyclingtoolkit/PDF/SmallBusiness
WasteReductionGuide.pdf

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
URL: http://www.compositesone.com/documents/industryregs/UEFTable
-Jul01.pdf

 


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