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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Implementation Tool for the Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing NESHAP [PDF]
Abstract: Diagnostic tool and flowcharts to determine what NESHAP compliance efforts are necessary and how to implement best practices.
Source: US EPA
Addressing Environmental Issues Proactively
Abstract: Statistics showing environmental improvements in paint manufacturing industry.
Source: American Coatings Association
Challenges and solutions: Solvent technology for present and future air quality regulations [PDF]
Abstract: Solvent regulations and new technologies to reduce or use safer solvents in paint and coating formulations.
Source: Eastman Chemical Company
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
Health Hazards of Solvents Exposure among Workers in Paint Industry
Abstract: Study shows health impacts from occupational exposure to solvents.
Source: Department of Community Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2013, Zagazig University Egypt
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
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
MPI Introduces "Extreme Green™" Paint Standard
Abstract: The most rigorous environmental standard in the world now requires durability, emissions compliance, and maximum 50 g/l VOC
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing and Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing; Final Rule [PDF]
Abstract: Final Rule for NESHAP for paint manufacturing
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
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
Safe Alternatives for the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries: Paint Manufacturing [PDF]
Abstract: Case study showed significant savings osts by cleaning the paint tank immediately after use, before paint has cured. Cleaning with plain water or a pressure washer are significantly cheaper and less hazardous options.
Source: Katy Wolf, Institute for Research and Technical Assistance
Waste Minimization Study in a Solvent-Based Paint Manufacturing Plant
Abstract: (Abstract available at this link, subscription required for full article). Report on waste minimization assessment and implementations at a paint production facility. Durson, Sengul, et al.
Source: Resources Conservation & Recycling
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