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    The CMM Group Releases VOC Abatement Guide for Paint and Coatings

The CMM Group Releases VOC Abatement Guide for Paint and Coatings

Since the dawn of time, humans have wanted to leave their mark. Whether it’s a cave, the Sistine Chapel, or the walls of your home, humans have found ways to combine pigments and carriers for the past 65,000 years in order to leave a lasting impression on a surface. While paint has been around for millennia, mass manufacturing, understanding of volatile organic compounds, and regulations regarding production are a new concept.
VOC Abatement in the Paint and Coatings Industry
New concept or not, these regulations still control the materials you use, the processes you employ, and the amount you emit, and […]

Rotary Concentrators for the Paint and Coatings Industry

For manufacturers in the paint and coatings industry, volatile organic compounds or VOCs are part of doing business. From solvents to colorants, nearly all coatings in the world contain VOCs, which are released during the manufacturing process all the way through application and outgassing/drying.

In fact, paint and coatings production and use is the second largest source of VOC emissions into the atmosphere after automobiles, responsible for roughly 11 billion pounds every year.

With this in mind, regulators and industry associations have spent decades drafting rules, guidelines, and regulations for coatings manufacturers, designed to minimize the creation or release of VOCs […]

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    Identifying the Most Effective VOC Abatement for Paint Manufacturing Facilities

Identifying the Most Effective VOC Abatement for Paint Manufacturing Facilities

Almost all major industrial processes generate significant amounts of air pollution that need to be treated before they enter the atmosphere. Like many other industries, paint manufacturers have to abide by regulations set by the EPA that limit the amount of untreated pollution these factories can release into the air.

Paint factory managers are always looking for a cost-effective solution that helps them control their factory’s VOC emissions and abide by these regulations.

VOC abatement systems provide a viable alternative to destroy air pollutants in paint manufacturing facilities at a low cost. That being said, there are different abatement technologies available […]

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    Taking Proactive Steps to Pollution Control During Consolidation in the Paint Industry

Taking Proactive Steps to Pollution Control During Consolidation in the Paint Industry

The paint industry has continued to become more and more centralized. With no more than a few hundred players globally, the power is becoming centralized at the top—and according to the Wall Street Journal, more consolidation may be on the horizon. With industry consolidation comes intense focus by regulators, investors, and members of the press, creating an environment where one slip-up could become a PR or investor nightmare. Today, we would like to explore the current state of consolidation in coatings, and discuss why it pays to be proactive in your pollution control activities.
A History of Consolidation in the […]

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    A Starter’s Guide to Emission Control Strategies for Paint Factories

A Starter’s Guide to Emission Control Strategies for Paint Factories

It’s no secret that certain types of factories can release dangerous pollutants into our atmosphere. Paint manufacturing plants, for instance, can produce dangerous byproducts in the form of vapor or gas emissions, which are known as volatile organic compounds or VOCs.

This has led to the development of emission control equipment and strategies that destroy VOCs, while only producing heat, water, and carbon dioxide as byproducts. One of the most popular and effective systems out there are Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers, also known as RTOs.

In this article we will discuss the hazards of VOCs, the regulations that paint manufacturing plants must […]