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Industry & Small Business

Finding Safer Substances that Work

TURI provides assistance to larger manufacturing facilities and small community-based businesses across Massachusetts to help them reduce toxic chemical use.

  • Manufacturing facilities report toxic chemical usage under the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA). Resources for these facilities can be found in our industry sectors section.  
  • Small businesses are those that provide services directly to consumers on a local level. These include dry cleaners, breweries, auto mechanic and body shops, bathtub refinishers and more. Find resources for small businesses.

Morgan Advanced Materials, a manufacturer of ceramic feedthroughs for medical and aerospace industries, eliminated the use of TCE used in a vapor degreaser. The company used TURI Lab services to test the effectiveness of safer solutions.

Merrimack Ales brewery worked with TURI to find safer ways to clean and sanitize the tanks.

TURI partners also help companies reduce toxics: