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Sulzer (Medica) Intermedics

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Parts Cleaning

Industry: Electronics Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: Chemicals, Process

Substance: Isopropyl Alcohol

Location: Angleton TX

No. of employees: 1500

Contact: Joe Bob Garner

Phone: (409) 848-4407


Prior to this project, disposal of spent isopropyl alcohol (IPA) neared 8 tons annually.

P2 Application:

The innovative aspect of this project was the communication that took place between Sulzer Intermedics and solvent blending company to determine the purity of the material. Thus, reducing a large waste stream.

Environmental Benefits:

As a result of the project, IPA disposal was reduced by 8 tons and the solvent blending company eliminated the need for buying virgin material

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

By implementing the IPA exchange program, Sulzer Intermedics saved $6,000 per year in disposal costs alone and reduced their standing from large quantity generator to small quantity generator.

Source: TCEQ

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