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Fisher Controls International

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Painting/Coating

Industry: Metal Fabrication

Wastes Reduced: VOC Emissions

Substance: Toluene/MEK

Equipment: Water Based Paints

Location: McKinney TX

No. of employees: 450

Contact: Robert Butcher

Phone: (214) 548-3533



Description:

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.

P2 Application:

Personnel at the McKinney facility pioneered, developed and implemented substitution of a glossy finish water based paint.

Environmental Benefits:

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.

Source: TCEQ



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