Morgan Eliminates the Use of TCE
Morgan Advanced Materials, a manufacturer of ceramic feedthroughs for medical and aerospace industries, eliminated the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) for several tasks, including wax removal after ceramic grinding.
River Street Metal Finishing Reduces the Use of Sulfuric Acid
River Street Metal Finishing, Inc., of Braintree, installed an acid purification system that filters the dissolved aluminum out of the tanks and returns the filtered solution back to the tank. As a result, the reduction of sulfuric acid use is improving worker safety, reducing hazardous waste and saving money.
Riverdale Mills Reduces Use of 3 Toxic Chemicals
Riverdale Mills of Northbridge, a manufacturer of welded wire mesh, received a TURI industry grant to reduce the use of hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide and ammonium hydroxide in their coating process.
Why Become a TUR Planner
TUR Planner Roxann Carstensen and her daughter Cierra MacLeod explain the benefits of toxics use reduction planning to their clients and the value of the profession.
TURI Overview: Companies and Communities Reduce Toxics
Hear directly from industries, small businesses and communities about how they reduced toxics. Organizations featured in the video include Lytron of Woburn, Merrimack Ales of Lowell, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School of Marlborough, Siemens Healthineers Point of Care, Walker's Gymnastics and Dance in Lowell, Little Leaf Lettuce of Devens, City of Springfield; also Toxics Use Reduction Planner Roxann Carstensen.
Siemens Finds Safer Surfactant with Help from UMass Lowell Researchers
Siemens Healthineers collaborated with UMass Lowell researchers to find a safer surfactant for diagnostic devices. TURI awarded a grant to UML researchers to partner with Siemens on the project.
Lytron Reduces TCE Emissions by 6,000 Pounds
Lytron of Woburn, Mass. received a grant a TURI Industry Grant to reduce the use of TCE. The company also used TURI's cleaning laboratory testing services to evaluate the effectiveness of solutions that worked in a vacuum degreaser to remove lubricating oils from aluminum flat and fin parts.
UMass Lowell Researchers Find Safer Solutions to Eliminate Toxic Solvents
UMass Lowell and TURI researchers have found safer alternatives to toxic solvents for industry partners. The applications include paint stripping products and contact adhesives. The safer paint stripping product Super Remover is now on store shelves.