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Paint & Coating Manufacturing (Liquid): Background and Overview
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Background and Overview
Reasons for Change
P2 Opportunities
Where To Go for P2 Help
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This Topic Hub is primarily directed to the technical assistance provider community as well as manufacturing process engineers, university-based industrial extension programs, and non-profit organizations that develop and provide technical information for the small business community.  The purpose of the document is to provide information that to aid in reducing or eliminating worker exposures and the generation of pollution and waste from sources that are commonly associated with the production of wet paints and coatings, excluding powder coat and UV-cure coating production.

The information has been structured and organized to provide a basic description of Operations, Pollution Prevention opportunities, and Reasons for Change (discussing conomic benefits, regulations, environmental, and health-related issues) associated with this industry.  In addition, a glossary is provided, a history of paint product development and manufacturing, and resources for finding additional help in reducing impacts in paint production.

The following facts, from the American Coatings Association highlight the state of this industry in the U.S. These statistics include all types of paint manufactured (including UV and powder coat).

Functional paints and coatings are applied to enhance the surface properties of the substrate, such as adhesion, wetability, fire retardancy,corrosion resistance, or weather or wear resistance.  Different types of paint products are defined below:    


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Hub Last Updated: 7/22/2015