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Best management practices / Clean Air Act / Coating processes / Coatings / Dust control / Economic analysis / Employee safety / Furniture industry and trade / Health effects / High volume low pressure spray guns / Maintenance / Materials handling / Paint / Recovery equipment / Recycled products / Solvent waste / Solvents / Spray guns / Ultraviolet curing / Volatile organic compounds / Waste reduction / Water based products / Wood waste


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Automated Building Components, Millwork Division
Abstract: Describes how Automated Building Components, a supplier of millwork products and services to professional builders, produced a 100% reduction in hazardous waste, a 90% reduction in VOC emissions, and a 90% reduction in toxic chemical use, all while saving $60,000 annually.
Source: Minnesota Governor's Awards for Excellence in Waste and Pollution Prevention
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item
&id=2254

Equipment Modification to Reduce Solvent Use: Case Study
Abstract: Describes case study of an anonymous Colorado wood products company that targeted solvent-based cleaners and VOC/HAP emissions in its effort to reduce solvent use.
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00294.htm

Product Substitution to Low- or No-HAPs Coatings/Coating Solvents: Case Study
Abstract: Case study of how Design Fabricators, Inc. targeted coating-related wastes and HAP emissions, resulting in substantial environmental and economic benefits.
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00289.htm

Reuse of Wood Finishing Overspray
Abstract: By installing a wood finish reclamation system in a sealer spray booth in order to catch overspray, Medallion Kitchens, a manufacturer of kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities, were able to reclaim 1 1/5 gallons of overspray every day and accumulate a total $23,000 in annual savings.
Source: Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/05/04263.htm

Switch to High-Solids Varnish: Case Study
Abstract: By specifically using pollution prevention techniques to target its paint-related waste stream, Wood Masters reduced both its environmental and economic impacts.
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00288.htm

Switch to Waterborne Topcoat Lacquers: Case Study
Abstract: By targeting its paint-related waste and switching to waterborne topcoat lacquers, Shafer Commercial Seating, manufacturer of chairs and other furniture for hotels and restaurants, was able to significantly reduce its VOC emissions while saving money.
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00287.htm

Wood Products and Furniture: Switch to Water-Based and Hot-Melt Adhesives
Abstract: Describes how Shafer Commercial Seating, manufacturer of chairs, tables, and booths for restaurants and hotels, reduced both its environmental impacts and economic expenditures by targeting its pollution prevention techniques at adhesive-related waste and emissions, .
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00291.htm

 


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