||Pollution Prevention Case Study: Wood Furniture Finishing. Ultraviolet Radiation Cured Coatings and Aqueous-Based Coatings, Hussey Seating Company of North Berwick, Maine.
||Northeast Waste Management Officials Association, Boston, MA.; Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management, Washington, DC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA. Region I.
Furniture industry ;
Pollution prevention ;
Air pollutants ;
Air emissions ;
Woods products industry ;
Work environment ;
Wood finishing ;
Bleacher seats ;
Volatile Organic Compounds(VOCs) ;
Hazardous Air Pollutants(HAPs) ;
Hussey Seating Company ;
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In an effort to improve the work environment at the plant, and to prepare for the impending Clean Air Act standards for wood furniture, Hussey Seating Company (Hussey) decided to make changes to dramatically reduce the air emissions from their wood finishing operation. Through their pollution prevention (P2) efforts, Hussey has reduced total volatile organic compound (VOC) and hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from their facility to where they are no longer considered a major source of VOCs or HAPs. Therefore, Hussey is no longer subject to the requirements of the wood furniture National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) or the VOC control technique guidance (CTG). This case study describes the main P2 projects Hussey has implemented and the benefits and challenges associated with their efforts.