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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of custom molded plastic products /
Author Jendrucko, Richard J. ; Miller, P. S.
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Miller, Phylissa S.
CORP Author Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Dept. of Engineering Science and Mechanics. ;University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/S-92/034; EPA-R-814903
Stock Number PB93-123024
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Tennessee. ; Plastics--Research--Tennessee.
Additional Subjects Waste management ; Pollution abatement ; Hazardous materials ; Plastics ; Molding techniques ; Foam ; Manufacturing ; Coatings ; Finishing ; Painting ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction ; SIC 20-39
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=30003V7C.PDF
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NTIS  PB93-123024 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 6 pages ; 28 cm.
Abstract
The WMAC team at the University of Tennessee performed an assessment at a plant manufacturing custom-molded structural foam plastic products -- approximately 840,000 parts per year. Resin pellets are blended with colorant pellets and regrind, then processed through a mold and press machine. Unfinished products are degated to remove seams, have attachments inserted, and are drilled, if necessary. Next, parts are patched and sanded. Finally, the part undergoes finishing operations including nickel coating, spray fill application, and top coat application. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that the majority of waste was generated in the mold and press machines but that the greatest savings could be obtained by utilizing electrostatic spray equipment in the finishing department to reduce (by 28%) the amount of paint solids waste generated.
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