Fisher Controls International
Fisher Controls used toluene/MEK based paints in it's paint booth production unit. This resulted in hazardous paint waste and fugitive emissions from paint solvents. To eliminate this toxic waste stream a water based paint was developed to replace the old paint.
Personnel at the McKinney facility pioneered, developed and implemented substitution of a glossy finish water based paint.
Fisher controls eliminated 25 tons of releases from its TRI reports by using this painting process. It also reduced solvent based wastes by 500 gallons a year.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
The new paint formulation costs Fisher Controls approximately $2.00 a gallon more than the previous paint system. The new system saves Fisher Controls $12,000 a year in disposal and regulatory fees.
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