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.
LAFB replaced aerosol cans with paint sticks for their small paint jobs.
Reduction of aerosol emissions and disposal.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
The use of aerosol paints was reduced by approximately 1,200 lbs/year.