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Rawson-Koenig Inc

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Painting/Coating

Industry: Metal Fabrication

Wastes Reduced: Solvent

Location: Houston TX

No. of employees: 350

Contact: Fred Wamhoff

Phone: 713-688-4414


The company generates two kinds of hazardous waste, Xylene and used oil. The company has made dramatic progress in reducing the amount of Xylene used and emitted. Where they once used Xylene to clean parts, they now use a mixture of Simple Green and water. They also run the parts through a 5 stage Zinc Phosphate pretreatment system. After years of testing and development, in Dec of 1999, they qualified a waterborne prime paint system. This replaced their solvent based system, which now reduces their VOC emissions.

P2 Application:

Simple Green is a concentrated, water-based cleaner/degreaser which contains a blend of synthetic, high-grade penetrants activated by cold/hot water. It is non-toxic and biodegradable. It replaces most cleaners, detergents, degreasers and solvents. Simple Green is also exempt from OSHA & EPA special handling & personal protection requirements for hazardous materials.

Environmental Benefits:

not applicable

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

The company is well below TRI and WRPA reporting thresholds and therefore is saving money in regulatory costs and fees.

Source: TCEQ

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