GLRPPR Sector Resource: Stainless Steel Coatings, Inc. - Toxic Use Reduction, Energy Efficiency, and Worker Safety
Stainless Steel Coatings, Inc. - Toxic Use Reduction, Energy Efficiency, and Worker Safety
Stainless Steel Coatings, Inc. (SSC), makers of STEEL-IT, a rugged, industrial coating used in corrosive and high-impact applications, has taken a number of steps to reduce toxics, improve energy efficiency, and increase worker safety. Input substitutions in the production process have reduced the company's use of xylenes by 57% and eliminated hexavalent chromium. SSC has also been able to reduce its hazardous waste costs by 52% by implementing a new production schedule. Furthermore, through a partnership with OTA and the MassSave energy efficiency program, National Grid, and Prism Energy Services, SSC has made its facility more energy efficient, reducing energy costs by 20-25%. For Stainless Steel Coatings, environmental compliance and worker health and safety are integral parts of a collective company effort to improve product quality and find new applications in the competitive paint and coatings market.
Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) UMASS Lowell
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