Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options
that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.
Unreviewed Gel Coating Options
Options below have not been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. They are commonly recommended and
implemented for facilities.
Advances in technology
Two aspects of gel coating operations can affect the amount of waste reduction: (1) Advances in spray gun technology; and (2) Advances in chemical formulation. Styrene emissions can be reduced approximately 2 tons over 5 years with the use of airless guns. Styrene and methyl methacrylate emissions can be reduced by 2 tons and 5 tons, respectively with a decrease in both contents of 5%. The maximum waste reduction occurs when both technologies are taken advantage of.