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Sanden International (USA), Inc.

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Painting/Coating

Industry: Metal Fabrication

Wastes Reduced: VOC Emissions

Equipment: New Alloy

Location: Wylie and Dallas TX

No. of employees: 1000

Contact: Scott A. Ragsdill

Phone: (214) 442-8400


Sanden provided painted compressors that could withstand the harsh environment surrounding an automobile engine. Heat, oil, gasoline, road salt, and other factors warranted use of a special paint. Sanden chose a drastic alternative that would eliminate the painting process. All products were redesigned using different materials in the production process, eliminating the need for painting and the waste associated.

P2 Application:

The Paintless Compressor Project is a very creative use of material selection and personnel. This type of project has an extremely wide application to other industries and achieves VOC emission reductions in the DFW non-attainment zone.

Environmental Benefits:

The project reduces 23.65 tons of VOC emissions, and eliminates 6.72 tons of waste paint related materials and solvents. Sanden International, Inc. has reduced or eliminated particulate matter emissions, worker exposure, solvent disposal, and waste paint disposal.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

The major benefit is to the environment and the worker because the project costs more to maintain than the original painting procedure. Sanden has been awarded 23.65 tons of certified VOC Emission Reduction Credits for the implementation of this project.

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