Webinar: Green Chemistry in Action: Lubrication Technologies Develops Water Based Paint Booth Cleaner

Monday, May 21, 2012 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/359653190

Lubrication Technologies offered to specifically develop a product for the St. Paul, Minnesota Ford Motor Plant that would be safer, more effective, and able to replace high VOC emitting solvents used in their glass cleaning, floor cleaning and paint booth maintenance operations.  Lubrication Technologies worked with the Ford Motor Company to develop and test a cleaning product that works better than a solvent, contains less VOC’s per gallon, improves worker safety, and is competitively priced.  After 17 prototypes, a formula was developed that breaks the paint sludge bonds by separating the solvent from paint solids thereby causing it to work effectively and longer on more surfaces than originally intended.  As a result, Ford Sludge Remover (FSR) reduced paint department costs both in product and labor, provided a more employee friendly product, and significantly decreased Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions.  Pollution is prevented at the source due to the reduced VOC content of the product coupled with the product’s ability to perform at a reduced usage rate.

This webinar is funded through a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant.