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Laughlin AFB

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Painting/Coating

Industry: Military

Wastes Reduced: Solid Waste

Substance: Aerosol Cans

Equipment: Paint Sticks

Location: Del Rio TX

No. of employees: 5000

Contact: 2Lt. Gary Gaulke

Phone: (830) 298-4389


Laughlin Air Force Base conducts small paint jobs on aircraft and other subassembly parts in aircraft maintenance. The accessory repair shop utilizes several aerosol products for a variety of applications. A dye is utilized in this shop that contains xylene and methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK). Since this material is hazardous and also creates vapors that personnel are exposed to, LAFB implemented a new application.

P2 Application:

LAFB replaced aerosol cans with paint sticks for their small paint jobs.

Environmental Benefits:

Reduction of aerosol emissions and disposal.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

The use of aerosol paints was reduced by approximately 1,200 lbs/year.

Source: TCEQ

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