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Year Submitted: 2006

Process: Painting/Coating

Industry: Industrial Equipment Manufacturer

Wastes Reduced: powder paint

Location: Omaha NE

No. of employees: unknown

Contact: Aaron Davis

Phone: 402-457-8000


Loziers nationwide system consists of 13 powder paint lines. Three primary facets of paint waste minimization were investigated,

  1. Additional Reclamation of Paint
  2. Establishing Standards for Painting Proper Powder Coat Thickness
  3. Minimizing Line Gaps
In addition to the paint waste minimization topic, two parts washer services were compared and analyzed to see which would provide the most sound management practices. Finally, the battery change cell in the Distribution Center was analyzed in an effort to eliminate the discharge of battery acid water.

P2 Application:

For the powder paint projects, pollution prevention solutions were implemented so that 10 additional colors could be reclaimed, painters could paint at the optimal mil thickness at the beginning of every product and color change through the use of gun settings templates and hook setters could efficiently set the pace for the line. In addition, parts washers were to eliminate the parts washer waste stream and battery acid water spill prevention measures were recommended.

  • Total Cost Savings: $131,362.00

Details of Reductions

  • 39,335.0 - Pounds of   powder paint
  • 4,480.0 - Pounds of   parts washer waste
    Comments: total dollars of savings not quantified.
  • 17,642.0 - Pounds of   battery acid water
    Comments: total dollars of savings not quantified.

Additional Information :

Lozier is a leading manufacturer of retail store fixtures in both national and international markets. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Lozier has manufacturing facilities in Alabama, Missouri, Utah, and Pennsylvania that provide its customers with a wide variety of front room display fixtures and back room storage systems. These designs range from heavy-duty steel storage shelving to refined wood counters and showcases. Within the Omaha area, both the West Plant and the North Plant fabricate these items from bare, stock steel and wood to finish, when they are painted, packaged and sent to the customer.

Source: P2RIC

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