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Time to Help Clean Up VOC Emissions

The United States Congress federal legislation of the Clean Air Act dates back to 1955 when it was originally considered. This law was enacted in 1970 and gives full authority to the U.S. Environ­mental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate harmful air pollutants and polluting industries including plastic processing and manufac­turing. Since then, it has undergone several bipartisan amendments (1977 and 1990) and remains the most critical law on controlling harmful releases of all toxic discharges, including VOC (volatile organic compound), PCBs and mercury emissions as strictly overseen by the EPA.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is on the leading edge in establishing more stringent standards for air quality issues and protection of the environment. This is the driving force in how VOC reduction conventions have been put in place and conformity under ISO 14001 environmental management standards.

The automotive sector is often challenged by VOC emissions compliance. Auto interiors that are composed of plastic, rubber, foam, elastomers, composites and leather are especially volatile as they vaporize when vehicles are new. Suppliers of these parts need to validate the components to OEM specifications for appropriate emission levels prior to being installed in any vehicle.

Generally – across all industries – stiff fines can be levied for non-compliance if unsafe emissions are over the acceptable limit, and by how much. Moreover, every manufacturing firm should be concerned about possible negative effects on the health of their employees and the environment. A noxious chemical breach of our earth’s precious ozone stratum caused by industries or other harmful human activities may result in the detrimental contamination of the planet’s atmosphere. This will not only lead to worldwide warming, but hazardous releases could cause lung and respiratory health issues.

If current policies governing harmful emissions remain in place and on track it will help protect us against global warming and aid with the recovery of previous depletion of our earth’s ozone layer. The states that currently have the strictest regulations are California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Northern VA, Pennsylvania, parts of Arizona, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.

Slide’s Solution to VOC Emission Control

VOC Emission Control with X-EMPT Injection Mold Cleaner

The X-EMPT Injection Mold Cleaner formulation was specifically designed to make it easier for plastics processors to comply with air quality protocols. It is the first and singular mold cleaner that contains only EPA-exempt VOC compounds.

This fast-evaporating product works quickly to remove buildups with no residue or wiping needed – allowing molds to be cleaned and stored within minutes. X-EMPT surpasses California’s strict CARB rules and contains no chlorinated solvents.

Slide offers free assessments, best practices training and free samples. Contact us for more information.

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