The U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has established “6H Paint Standard” as the benchmark of compliance for controlling air emissions from paint stripping and surface coating operations.
NESHAP, 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart H is a “Paint Rule for Motor Vehicle Coating Operations.” It specifies, amongst other things, that all spraybooths/stations must be fully enclosed and ventilated with proper ambient air filtration. Coatings must be applied with HVLP guns which will be cleaned after use.
The bottom line is that meeting the new regulations is best accomplished by converting from solvent based paint transfer technology to waterborne.
To help you prepare for the conversion, Mattei has prepared a White Paper. Whether you plan to invest in all new paint booths or want to modify your existing system to meet the new standards, you need to understand the advantages and pitfalls.
Visit www.matteicomp.com/waterborne for your free copy of the "Checklist for Waterborne Paint Conversion.