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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Calculating Air Emissions from Fiberglass Operations
Abstract: Spreadsheet calculator for determining air emissions from fiberglass production, incorporates variables f low styrene, vapor-suppressed resins, molding or laminating process and other factors.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Code of Federal Regulations: Title 40 Part 63 Subpart VVVV
Abstract: This subpart establishes national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (HAP) for new and existing boat manufacturing facilities with resin and gel coat operations, carpet and fabric adhesive operations, or aluminum recreational boat surface coating operations.
Source: GPO Access
Code of Federal Regulations: Title 40 Part 63 Subpart WWWW
Abstract: This subpart establishes national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for reinforced plastic composites production. This subpart also establishes requirements to demonstrate initial and continuous compliance with the hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emissions standards.
Source: GPO Access
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
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics (FRP) Manufacturing
Abstract: Provides information on air emission issues (including styrene and other HAPs), compliance issues, pollution prevention resources and other FRP related issues.
Source: Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Hazards of Fiberglass Layup and Sprayup [PDF]
Abstract: Booklet provides recommended work practices and case studies to minimize employee exposure to airborne contaminants, noise, and dermal affects.
Source: Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Paint and Coatings Resource Center (PCRC)
Abstract: This web site provides industry, environmental and technology information for paints and coatings, and their application. Includes a live "Ask the Expert" feature.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
Pollution Prevention Tips for Spray Painters
Abstract: Provides practical tips for spray painters to increase their transfer efficiency.
Source: Georgia Pollution Prevention Assistance Program
Project Summary - Assessment of Styrene Emission Controls for FRP/C and Boat Building Industries [PDF]
Abstract: Alternatives for for reducing styrene emissions in the fiberglass-reinforced plastics/composites (FRP/C) and fiberglass boat building industries.
Source: P2 Pays
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)
Small Business Waste Reduction Guide - Fiber-Reinforced Plastics [PDF]
Abstract: Case study for using low styrene emission resins
Unified Emissions Factors from Open Molding of Composites [PDF]
Abstract: Table of Unified Emission Factors (UEF) for pounds of styrene emitted per ton of gelcoat or resin processed.
Source: Composites One
Waste Reduction Strategies for Fiberglass Fabricators [PDF]
Abstract: Document provides great P2 opportunities for fiberglass fabricators
Source: North Carolina Office of Waste Reduction
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