Case study documents pollution prevention efficiencies achieved at Cobalt Boats, manufacturer of premium-quality fiberglass boats, over a period of years. Acetone is recycled on-site, saving more than $113,000 and 137 tons of hazardous waste avoided annually. Closed molding process evaluation is reported. Low styrene-content resins and low HAP-content upholstery adhesives are being used to help eliminate hazardous air pollutant emissions.
Solvents and rags used for press washing are a problematic waste for lithographic printers. This fact sheet lists several alternatives and procedures that can be used to save money and reduce pollution.