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Paint & Coating Manufacturing (Wet Paints): Complete List of Reference Documents
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Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
Abstract: Worldwide initiative to promote standard criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health, physical and environmental hazards.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Master Painter's Institute - Green Performance [PDF]
Abstract: The performance standards provide a "fit" with U.S.LEED 2.1 and 2.2, LEED Canada NC 1.0, OTC, and CARB. Also offers a centralized database of products deemed to meet requirements, banned chemical lists, max allowable VOC limits (for present and future).
Source: Master's Painter's Institute

Paint and Coatings Manufacturing Sector: Pollution Prevention Assessment and Guidance [PDF]
Abstract: Report contains an overview of a technical assistance project and covers project goals, recommendations and resources resulting from site visits, and future P2 opportunities for this sector
Source: Washington State Department of Ecology

Paint Manufacturers Can Save Money on Environmental Compliance Costs [PDF]
Abstract: Summarizes waste management costs for paint manufacturers, offers ways to reduce wastes and costs, and presents case studies on solvent reduction and portable mixing tanks. (Actual document not online).
Source: California Environmental Protection Agency

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Cleaner Production - Waste Water Elimination - Parr Paints
Abstract: Case study/benefits on optimizing cleaning processes with an off the shelf high pressure wash unit and reusing wash water
Source: Environment Australia

Dip Coating at OKAY Industries
Abstract: Case study on working with a new supplier to reformulate from a solvent-based spray coating to water-based dip coating which generated <2 pounds VOC per gallon and met mil-specs
Source: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Lean and Environment Case Study: Columbia Paint (Spokane, Washington) [PDF]
Abstract: A team worked to identify numerous productivity and environmental improvements at this paint manufacturing facility, via integration of lean and P2. Annual savings are over $130k.
Source: Washington Department of Ecology

Solvent Recovery
Abstract: Case study on installation of a distillation unit that recovers solvent used in cleaning tanks and equipment using solvent-based paints
Source: Environment Australia

Solvent Recovery in Paint Manufacturing - Wattyl Australia
Abstract: Case study/benefits on various P2 applications for solvent-based paint manufacturer, resulted in minimization of wash solvent which is distilled for re-use, and the distillation sludge is also used in a product
Source: Environment Australia

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Biochemical Cleaning Solvents
Abstract: Discusses need for proper cleaning prior to metal finishing; offers alternative cleaning compounds and suppliers and case studies
Source: Institute for Local Self Reliance

Biochemically-Derived Products for the Paint and Coatings Industry
Abstract: Covers biochemicals for equipment cleaning, formulation of high-solids and water-based paint, and discusses powder coating technology. (Search their clearinghouse on "biochemical" and "Paint").
Source: Institute for Local Self Reliance

Controlling Viscosity in High-Solids Paints
Abstract: Specifications, calculations, and technology advice for controlling viscosity
Source: The Indiana Clean Manufacturing Technology and Safe Materials Institute

Green Seal Environmental Standard for Recycled Content Latex Paint (Factsheet) [PDF]
Abstract: Factsheet on Green Seal's finalized standard for recycled content latex paint covering consolidated and reprocessed paints.
Source: Green Seal

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources [PDF]
Abstract: This brochure contains a summary of the new emissions standards for auto body refinishing shops finalized by the EPA in January 2008
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

NJ Waste Reduction for Paint Formulators
Abstract: Factsheet briefly lists typical wastes and reduction opportunities for paint formulators. Contact New Jersey DEP, Division of Hazardous Waste Management, 401 East Street, CN028, 5th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08628.
Source: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Pollution Prevention Resources - Paint Manufacturing
Abstract: Short list of P2 opportunities for inventory control and equipment cleaning
Source: Washington State Department of Ecology

Waste Reduction for Paint Formulators [PDF]
Abstract: Brief background on waste streams, how to assess paint operations for waste minimization and a list of p2 opportunities.
Source: California Department of Health Services - Toxic Substances Control Program

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Guides to Pollution Prevention in the Paint Manufacturing Industry (EPA/625/7-90/005)
Abstract: Guide provides an overview of paint manufacturing processes and operations that generate waste; presents options for minimizing waste. (Currently not avialable on line - call 800/490-9198).
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Paint Waste Reduction and Disposal Options - Volume 1 [PDF]
Abstract: Report covers paint manufacture and use in Illinois, characterizes the wastes, recommends P2 opportunities, an education program and suggests policy improvements
Source: Waste Management and Resource Center

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Original List of Hazardous Air Pollutants
Abstract: The original list of hazardous air pollutants is listed on this website.
Source: EPA

Paints and Coatings Resource Center
Abstract: Membership organization - contains technical database of > 5,000 publications, offers compliance assistance, expert advice, and more
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

Paints and Coatings Resource Center's Technical Database
Abstract: Over 5,000 publications relating to paint industry; subscription fee required
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

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