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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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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
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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