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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

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

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

Mohawk Flush Doors, Inc.: Case Study
Abstract: Case study of Mohawk Flush Doors, Inc., manufacturer of fully-machined and pre-finished doors, who, through pollution prevention techniques, reduced its VOCs and received significant financial benefits.
Source: P2 Pays
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/06/05333.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

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 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

Water-Based Cleaner for Paint Equipment: Case Study
Abstract: By targeting its lacquer thinner and VOC emissions, Mastercraft, manufacturer of commercial wood products and cabinetry, was able to reduce its VOC emissions by 40 tons per year and also improve worker health and safety.
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Safety
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00290.htm

Wood Finishing Demonstration Project: Final Report
Abstract: Detailed case studies of two facilities in Minnesota: Pine-Tique and Viking. MPCA and MnTAP provided P2 and compliance assistance to the two facilities and the report documents the results.
Source: Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/view-document.html?gid=
5516

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
URL: http://www.mntap.umn.edu/PAINT/39-Wood.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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