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Prestigious Accessories, Inc.

Year Submitted: 2005

Process: Fiberglass manufacturing

Industry: Plastics

Wastes Reduced: Styrene

Location: Tyler TX

No. of employees: 30

Contact: Thomas Jones

Phone: (903)877-2093



Description:

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.

P2 Application:

- 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).

Environmental Benefits:

- 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.

Source: TCEQ



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