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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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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
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/06/05845.pdf

Geiger Brickel Benefits: Case Study [PDF]
Abstract: Describes how office furniture producer Geiger Brickel incorporates UV-curable and waterborne coatings in two of its plants.
Source: FDM Finishing Forum
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/07/06607.pdf

High Solids Topcoats and HVLP Spray Guns: Ethan Allen [PDF]
Abstract: Describes Ethan Allen's efforts to use high-solids coatings and HVLP spray equipment to reduce air emissions and operating costs. Also discusses on-site overspray (lacquer dust) recycling.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/publications/wood/EACASE.pdf

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

Switch to a More Efficient Paint Dispensing System and Purchase Raw Materials in Bulk: Case Study
Abstract: Phelps-Tointon MillWork targeted its paint-related waste stream in order to reduce both its environmental and economic impacts.
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00292.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 HVLP Spray Gun Equipment for Stains and Sealers: Case Study
Abstract: By directing its pollution prevention efforts towards their paint-related waste stream, Woodleys Fine Furniture, manufacturer of bedroom furniture and entertainment centers, was able to reduce both its environmental and economic impact.
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00286.htm

Switch to More Efficient Spray Guns: Case Study
Abstract: By implementing pollution prevention techniques to target its paint-related waste stream, Phelps-Tointon MillWork, custom woodworking company, reduced both its economic and environmental impacts.
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00285.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 Furniture: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and Pollution Prevention Opportunities [PDF]
Abstract: Details requirements of the Wood Furniture NESHAP and provides information on using P2 techniques to comply. Contains background information on operations and many P2 case studies.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/publications/woodman.pdf

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)
URL: http://www.mntap.umn.edu/source/12-1/wood-p1.htm

 


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Hub Last Updated: 1/8/2013