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Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Glossary of Terms
Operations
Reasons for Change
P2 Opportunities
(NEW!) Styrene Issues in Fiberglass Fabication
Where To Go for P2 Help
Acknowledgments
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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Composite Manufacturing Process
Abstract: Describes the two general divisions of composites manufacturing processes: open molding (sometimes called contact molding) and closed molding.
Source: American Composite Manufacturers Association (ACMA)
URL: http://www.acmanet.org/resources/manufacturing-process.cfm

EPA Sector Notebook: Profile of the Plastic Resins and Man-Made Fibers Industry [PDF]
Abstract: Provides information about process inputs and outputs, and environmental and regulatory implications of these materials and fiberglass processes.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/assista
nce/sectors/notebooks/resfibsn.pdf

Establishing Waste Reduction Benchmarks and Good Manufacturing Practice for Open Mold Laminating [PDF]
Abstract: This paper illustrates how to use planned experientation to establish benchmarks for good operating practices and cost reductions in a fiberglass laminating facility.
Source: North Carolina Office of Waste Prevention
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00372.pdf

Fountain Powerboats Incorporated - Process Modification: Equipment Change [PDF]
Abstract: Case study of a fiberglass fabricator that switched from spray guns to vacuum bags to deliver resin to the mold.
Source: Waste Reduction Resource Center
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/0034351.pdf

Reports on FRP and Light-RTM Manufacturing Technologies Tested at the Coatings Applications Research Laboratory (CARL)
Abstract: Series of reports on various fiberglass technologies that may reduce emissions and waste related to fiberglass processes.
Source: Coatings Applications Research Laboratory (CARL)
URL: https://Engineering.Purdue.edu/CMTI/FRP/

Resin Transfer Molding
Abstract: Resin transfer molding (RTM) is a closed-mold pressure injection system which allows for faster gel and cure times as compared to contact molded parts.
Source: About.com
URL: http://composite.about.com/library/glossary/r/bldef-r4540.ht
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