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Transene Company, Inc. Eliminates its Use of PFAS and Saves Money

CD Aero Eliminates Use of nPB

CD Aero shares lessons learned as they eliminated the use of n-propyl bromide (nPB), a TURA Higher Hazard Substance that is "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen" by the National Toxicology Program.

What are Engineered Nanomaterials? Uses and Hazards

Professor Emeritus Michael Ellenbecker of UMass Lowell, and Co-Director of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute, describes engineered nanomaterials, the products and industries the materials are used in and the hazards.

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Aerospace and Defense Industry Workgroup Finds Safer Alternatives to Hexavalent Chromium

Raytheon Missiles and Defense is featured in this video about the success of the workgroup that is finding hexavalent chromium-free solutions for the aerospace and defense industries.

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.

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.