Prestigious Accessories, Inc.
Styrene, a Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) chemical, was set as top priority for reduction. Though the current technology for the manufacture of these parts requires the use of resins containing styrene, the implementation of several Best Operating Practices reduced styrene emissions.
- Worked with a resin manufacturer that developed a resin formulation which conforms as required, yet contains the lowest possible styrene content.
- Shortened Gel (Cure) times as much as possible.
- Used Vapor Suppressed Additive in resin.
- Switched application equipment to High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP).
- 30,600 pounds in 1989
- 19,000 pounds in 1998
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
Reduced styrene emissions has resulted in less employee exposure to styrene, increasing safety and satisfaction in the work environment. Following the plan has lead to a more efficient process.