WOOD PRODUCTS/FURNITURE MANUFACTURING
|Company|| Design Fabricators, Inc.
555 Aspen Ridge Drive
Lafayette, CO 80026
|Person to Contact||Bob Coleman, Principal
Telephone: (303) 661-9800
|Product or Service||Custom Retail Store Fixtures|
|Number of Employees||115|
|Waste Stream Targeted||Coating-related waste, HAPs emissions|
|Original System||Solvent-based Lacquers/Lacquer Thinners. Typical coatings/coating solvents contain methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, toluene, and xylene. Many of these chemicals are considered Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and/or Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs).|
(with P2 Modifications)
|Low or No-HAPs Lacquers/Lacquer Thinners, contain low amounts of or
no listed hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Low-HAPs products used in
1. T-6 Lacquer Thinner (Product # 900-0406).
2. Low HAPs Water-White Sealer (# 900-0406-01).
3. Low HAPs Precatalyzed Lacquer (25 Sheen, # 571-0377- 25 and 40 Sheen, # 571-0377-40).
4. No HAPs Wipe Reducer (# 590-0156).
|Initial Equipment Costs||None.|
|Material Cost Savings||There is little or no cost savings associated with this improvement. Low or no-HAP coatings/coating solvents are, in general, more expensive to purchase than conventional coatings/coating solvents (one is less expensive). Similar quantities are required; therefore costs are slightly higher overall.|
|Waste Disposal Costs||There is no waste disposal cost savings associated with this improvement.|
|Major Benefits|| Reduced HAP emissions from 21.9 tons/year to 8.7 tons/year, a
Improved worker health and safety, reduction in associated liabilities.
Improved business image.
|Obstacles||Low or No-HAPs Lacquers/Lacquer thinners still contain VOCs.|
|Time Since Implementation||1 year. (1/23/96)|
Larry Moore, Rep.
13535 Monster Rd. South
Seattle, WA 98178
Telephone: (719) 532-3107
|Main Reason Implemented||Reduce HAP emissions. Improve worker health and safety and reduce associated liabilities.|
|Key to Success in Making this P2 Modification||Working with vendors to find less hazardous products.|
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