SBEAP industry sector: Wood-finishing industries

Resources for wood-finishing industries

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Going Beyond Compliance - wood finishing

Benefits of going beyond compliance for wood finishing:

  • Water-based finishes have fewer worker health and safety issues than solvent-based coatings.
  • Water-based finishes will help maintain Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) hazardous waste status even if you are increasing production.
  • Respond to a growing market for “green” wood products.

Consider these green ideas:

  • Lease reusable wipe rags from an industrial laundry service.
  • Optimize use of cleaning solvent by implementing a two-stage cleaning process.
  • Adjust the fluid delivery pressure and nozzle size on the spray equipment to gain optimum efficiency.
  • Train operators on the best spray techniques to reduce the amount of product used.
  • Consider purchasing equipment with a higher transfer efficiency.

Beyond compliance links