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Case Studies: Low-VOC/HAP Wood Furniture Coatings [PDF]
Abstract: Compilation of most of the case studies from the 1990s - wood furniture manufacturing facilities that converted at least one of their primary coating steps to low-volatile organic compound(VOC)/hazardous air pollutant (HAP) wood furniture coatings. General information about the wood furniture manufacturing industry's typical emissions and applicable regulations is also provided.
Source: U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards

Economic Analysis: Converting from Petroleum-Based to Ultraviolet-Light Cured Coating System for Medium-Size Wood Products Manufacturers [PDF]
Abstract: Describes the results of a study conducted to evaluate the feasibility of a manufacturer of wood doors and window trim converting from the conventional, petroleum-based coating process to a method by which lacquer cures when exposed to ultraviolet light.
Source: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Research Center (PPRC)

EPA Office of Compliance Sector Notebook Project: Profile of the Wood Furniture and Fixtures Industry [PDF]
Abstract: Provides an overview of the wood furniture and fixtures industry, industrial processes involved, chemical release profiles, pollution prevention opportunities, and relevant federal statutes and regulations.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency

Pollution Prevention for the Wood Manufacturing and Finishing Industry [PDF]
Abstract: Covers pollution prevention approaches for wood manufacturers and finishers to reduce emissions and regulatory obligations, while reducing wastes from production processes.
Source: Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program

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

Working with Vendors to Change Wood Finishes
Abstract: Short newsletter article describing how the relationship between the wood finisher and the coating supplier is critical to successfully changing finishes or finishing processes.
Source: Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)


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