Morgan Advanced Materials Eliminates the Use of TCE
Improves Worker Health and Safety
Morgan Advanced Materials of New Bedford, Massachusetts, a manufacturer of ceramic feedthroughs for medical and aerospace industries, eliminated the use of TCE used in a vapor degreaser.
The company received a TURI grant to purchase a water-based cleaning system and used TURI lab services to test the effectiveness of various solutions to remove wax from parts.
On September 10, 2020, the company shared information in a one-hour online demonstration, which included their decision-making process, return on investment (with and without the TURI grant) and expected improvements in health and safety and regulatory obligations.
The Morgan case study includes details on the process to switch to a safer substance and associated savings.