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CCAR-GreenLink® Virtual Shop Thinner/Solvents

 

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Disclaimer
Solvents used in paints include: toluene, xylene, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, ethyl benzene, ethyl acetate, and butyl acetate. These solvents are volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). OSHA has also established workplace exposure limits for these solvents. Information on these chemicals may be found at the following web sites:
SOLV-DB
contains information on commercially available solvents, including health and safety data, chemical and physical data, regulatory responsibilities, and environmental fate information.
Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets
are available on the New Jersey Right to Know web site.
Toluene
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Xylene
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
for Toluene

for o-Xylene (CAS #95-47-6)

for methyl ethyl ketone; also known as 2-butanone

Methyl isobutyl ketone (CAS# 108-10-1)

Ethyl benzene (CAS #100-41-4)

Ethyl acetate

n-Butyl acetate (CAS # 123-86-4)

 

Cost Calculators for Body Shops:
Gun Wash Unit Cost Calculator
The IWRC has developed a gun wash unit cost calculator to help the small auto body repair shop determine if it is beneficial for a facility to invest in such equipment.
 

Disclaimer

The CCAR-GreenLink® Virtual Shop is only a graphic representation of a conceptual service and repair facility. CCAR- GreenLink® presents the CCAR-GreenLink® Virtual Shop only to illustrate subjects which call for environmental program management and not as an illustration of good facility layout and design practices.

The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR ®) is providing the information contained in the CCAR-GreenLink® Virtual Shop and the related databases as a public service. CCAR® believes that the information is correct and accurate, as of the date posted, and has no reason to believe otherwise. However, CCAR® does not guarantee the correctness or accuracy of the information, and will not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information, or any damage or loss suffered by any person as a result of reliance on such information. The information presented relates to environmental programs of the Federal government. Regulations, and rulings, of state and local governments may apply in lieu of, or in addition to, the Federal rules, and should be reviewed before taking any action in reliance on this information.


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