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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

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

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

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

Thomas Crown Wood Products: Case Study [PDF]
Abstract: Thomas Crown Wood Products, a division of Thomas Consumer Electronics, manufactures wood and wood-finished television cabinets and storage units for audio equipment. Through a waste reduction/recycling/waste elimination program, the company was able to significantly reduce its waste and achieve $750,000 in annual savings.
Source: P2 Pays

Wood Finishing: Reducing Waste and Cost Saving Ideas
Abstract: This online fact sheet includes general information on emissions and waste issues usually associated with the wood products industry, the benefits of reducing waste, the current standard wood finishing process, alternative coatings options, alternative spray equipment, and other waste reduction options for wood finishers.
Source: Minnesota Technical Assistance Program, University of Minnesota


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