Fiber-Tech Inc. (Franksville, Wis., USA) reported on Jan. 6 that it recently received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Design for the Environment award for switching to an acetone-free working environment. The switch was made as part of a program established by Ashland Distribution, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. (Dublin, Ohio, USA).
The award recognizes initiatives that create a safer working environment. Using U.S. Polychemical Corp.'s Acrastrip cleaning fluid instead of traditional acetone meets the criteria as outlined by the EPA. Acrastrip cleaning fluid is available through Ashland Distribution, and provides a safe non-flammable option for industrial cleaning in composite applications. The program designed by Ashland helps customers achieve EPA recognition for environmental stewardship. It was through this program that Fiber-Tech, a custom molder of fiberglass composites for national and international OEM markets, received recognition from the EPA.
The EPA recognizes Acrastrip cleaning fluid as a "Design for the Environment" product, and as such, customers who have successfully implemented a program with Acrastrip cleaning fluid can be recognized for that achievement.
Established in 1956, U.S. Polychemical Corp. provides the electronic, aerospace, metal working, plastics, military, recreational and automotive industries with hazardous solvent replacement chemicals and equipment.
Founded in 1987, Fiber-Tech specializes in the custom molding of fiberglass composites.