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  • Waste Water Elimination: Parr Paints

    Parr Paints solved its waste water problem by optimising cleaning processes and reusing the collected wash water in the next batch of product. The purchase cost ($800) of an off the shelf high pressure wash unit was more than offset by the $3000 pa savings in waste disposal and improved labour efficiency. Background Parr Paints Pty Ltd (Parr Paints) is a small family owned ...


  • Drums, Tanks and Cans Elimination

    The environmental and legislative context Due to the existing laws about waste, every sort of used industrial packaging has become a real 'ecological problem' for many companies. The legislative decree No. 22 dated February 5th 1997 regulates the handling of waste, dangerous waste, packaging and packing waste by settling precise procedures for their elimination and reutilization. ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Asbestos: Eliminating the Threat

    While asbestos dangers are well documented, history has long avoided eliminating the threat it poses to human health. We are starting to progress in our waste habits by recycling different streams of waste and using closed landfills constructively. Composting food waste and recycling plastics, glass, metals, cardboard and newspapers is our way of life. We are ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Elimination of Solvents and Thinners: Furniture Technik

     Furniture Technik has installed new technology in its South Australian factory, which has eliminated the use of solvents and thinners in applying stains and lacquers to wood panels used in furniture production. The benefits of the new technology include reduced use of lacquers, stains and solvents and reduced dissipation of solvents and thinners into the environment. The resultant savings ...


  • Lean product development - enabling management factors for waste elimination

    Lean development is a promising approach in new product development (NPD). However, despite the successful application of lean thinking and its principles to manufacturing, the adoption of the lean approach to product development is a quite novel undertaking. In this paper, we develop and test hypotheses pertaining to the elimination of waste, which is one of the major objectives of lean ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optical equipment manufacturer

    Overview: Multi plant implementation using EPOCH’s Chemical Management module to track detailed chemical usage. EPOCH is interfaced to company's ERP system for electronic input of chemical transactions. One data feed provides all information necessary for generating SARA 312 Tier report, 313 Form R, and VOC and HAP emissions for Title V reporting. EPOCH VOC and HAP emission reports show rolling ...


    By Logical Data Solutions, Inc.

  • Heavy equipment manufacturer

    Overview: Multi-plant implementation, 20 plus sites, of EPOCH Chemical Management, Source Monitoring and Hazardous Waste Management modules, with interfaces to inventory / purchasing system to automate data entry for chemical movement and usage. Regulatory reporting, Tier II and 313 Form R, is generated as a by-product of processing the inventory transactions received electronically and having ...


    By Logical Data Solutions, Inc.

  • Manufacturing Goes Lean and Green

    Manufacturers around the world are uncovering the environmental as well as financial benefits of lean approaches. When John Quarmley started Highwood USA, a synthetic woods manufacturer, in 2003, he wanted the company to be good to its employees, to its community and especially to the environment. Based in the small town of Tamaqua, Pa., Highwood uses ...


    By Ensia

  • Automotive parts manufacturer case study

    Scope The heat-treating operation at this major automotive bearing manufacturer in Georgia involves quenching parts with oil followed by an aqueous cleaning proc-ess. Two cleaning tanks were dumped and re-charged weekly when they became too contaminated to clean parts effectively. The parts were susceptible to staining when the cleaning solution became overly contaminated and the ...


    By Separation Dynamics

  • Case Study: Precision Machine Shop Eliminates Sewer Discharge

    Samsco Water Evaporator enables both cost reduction and elimination of sewer discharge. TEC, Inc. (Rockville, MD), providers of precision sheet metal fabrication and precision machining, for more than thirty years, has partnered with many well-known technology companies to meet their need for superior quality, precision metal products.  Their offerings range from simple metal components to ...


    By Samsco Corporation

  • Golf club manufacturer case study

    Scope This major golf club manufacturer was regularly dumping water from a drawing process, floor scrubbers, mop water and waste coolant. Before the equipment installation, over 2,000 gallons of waste water were hauled each week at a considerable cost. The customer established a goal to purify water so that it could discharge to the sewer and to reduce waste. ...


    By Separation Dynamics

  • Dolphins to the Rescue: Dolphins Eliminate the Need for Chemical Treatments to Prevent Scaling

    Untitled Document Mineral scale accumulates daily inside the boilers and cooling towers that keep us warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Scale is a bad actor causing loss of efficiency, ...


    By Dolphin WaterCare

  • Zero Waste - Zero Waste - Zero Waste

    The Planning Group of the Zero waste International Alliance defines zero waste as: “Zero waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for other use.” I recently posted this question on ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Tissue manufacturer uses WEIMA machinery to utilize waste and increase profits case study

    Nestled in the rolling hills of North Carolina (USA) is a tissue manufacturing plant that will take your breath away at first glance. This state-of-the-art facility is over one million square feet and operates around the clock producing large quantities of tissue and paper towels. This particular plant prides itself in being safe, profitable, and environmentally friendly. In order to reach these ...


    By WEIMA

  • Tissue Manufacturer Uses WEIMA Machinery to utilize waste and increase profits case study

    Nestled in the rolling hills of North Carolina (USA) is a tissue manufacturing plant that will take your breath away at first glance. This state-of-the-art facility is over one million square feet and operates around the clock producing large quantities of tissue and paper towels. This particular plant prides itself in being safe, profitable, and environmentally friendly. In order to reach these ...


    By WEIMA

  • Metal finishing - Columbia manufacturing company - case study

    Application Columbia Manufacturing Company of Westfield, Massachusetts began producing bicycles in 1877. The company, while still producing bicycles, transitioned its core product line to institutional furniture with chrome plated bases made from tubular steel. Large amounts of potable water were required for the old plating system. The company was using 180,000 gallons of potable water a ...


  • Cleaner Production in Confectionery Manufacturing: Cadbury Schweppes

    Cadbury Schweppes Pty Ltd has implemented a large number of cleaner production initiatives at it's Ringwood Confectionery plant in Victoria. The annual savings from reduced raw material and waste disposal costs amount to $780,000. Background Cadbury Schweppes Pty Ltd's plant in Ringwood, Victoria produces a range of confectionery products, including Easter eggs, chocolate bars ...


  • Relevance of lean manufacturing in Indian small scale industry

    Most of the manufacturing industries are facing challenges of rapidly changing customer needs, desires and tastes. Lean practices strive to empower the workers, increase worker satisfaction, facilitate a sense of accomplishment, thereby creating a pride to work. It not only ensures that manufacturing processes become leaner and fitter, but eliminate all kinds of waste which is not adding any ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leading military electrical connector manufacturer - case study

    Application The client designs and builds complex electrical connectors for salt water applications. The connectors are used in underwater communications cables and to make solid electrical connections within nuclear submarines. Each connector is housed in a durable waterproof rubber material with gold and platinum plated eluctors to optimize electrical conductivity and decrease ...


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