Coatings 85 Ltd.

 

Toxics Reduction Plan Public Report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 14, 2013

 

Introduction

 

This report is a summary report of the Toxic Substance Reduction Plans prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Ontario Regulation 455/09 and is directed at members of the public.

 

This report will provide members of the public with information related to the facility’s usage of substances regulated under the Ontario Toxics Reduction Act that meet reporting criteria. The report will provide details on the facilities usage of the designated substances as well as any steps the facility has taken to minimize the use and discharge of these chemicals to air, land and water.

 

Facility and Contact Information.

 

The following table lists all of the facility details and contact information.                   

 

Category

Relevant Information

TRA reportable substances

Zinc (CAS NA-14),

Hydrochloric Acid (CAS 7647-01-0)

Hexavalent chromium (No CAS number.)

Sulphuric acid (CAS 7664-93-9)

NPRI ID

2545

MOE O.Reg 127/01 ID

N/A

Legal and Trade Names of the Owner and Operator of the Facility

Coatings 85 Ltd., 7007 Davand Drive, Mississauga, Ontario. L5T 1L5.

Number of Full-Tine Employees (or equivalents)

350

NAICS codes

332810

Name, Position and Contact Information of Facility Public Contact.

Jim Sutherland

Technical Manager

6995 Davand Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 1L5.

905 564 1711

UTM Co-ordinates

17T 606769mE 4836096mN

Parent Company Legal Name

N/A

Parent Company Address

N/A

Parent Company Percentage Owned

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Coatings 85 Ltd. operates a facility in Mississauga, Ontario that supplies metal finishing services to automotive parts suppliers. As required by the Toxic Reduction Act (TRA), this facility is required to make available and provide upon written request from a member of the public a report summarizing the toxic substance reduction plans for any designated substances that meet reporting criteria.

 

This plan summary accurately reflects the toxic substance reduction plans that have been created for zinc, hydrochloric acid, hexavalent chromium and sulphuric acid.

 

The facility has used four TRA reportable materials in the year 2012 for which plans have been prepared:

Zinc (CAS NA-14)

Hydrochloric Acid (CAS 7647-01-0)

Hexavalent chromium (No CAS number.)

Sulphuric acid (CAS 7664-93-9)

 

At present the facility is investigating/implementing various options to 1) reduce the use of these chemicals at the facility and 2) reduce the amount released to the environment.

 

Coatings 85 Ltd. intends to reduce the use of zinc and hydrochloric acid.

(Zinc and hydrochloric acid are not created at Coatings 85 Ltd.)

 

Coatings 85 Ltd. was unable to find any options to reduce the use of hexavalent chromium or sulphuric acid that were both technically and economically feasible.

(Hexavalent chromium and sulphuric acid are not created at Coatings 85 Ltd.)

 

For information on 0n-site releases from the facility, as well as disposal and off-site recycling information please refer to the National Pollution Release Inventory’s website.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Plan Objectives.

 

Zinc - Objectives from the Toxic Substance Reduction Plan 10/5/2012

 

Objective - Coatings 85 Ltd. prides itself on technological innovation in order to produce high quality products in an environmentally responsible manner. Coatings will strive to reduce the amount of zinc that is used at the facility. Further this plan will determine the technical and economic feasibility of each option to determine which, if any, are viable for implementation at this time.

 

Hydrochloric Acid – Objectives from the Toxic Substance Reduction Plan 10/5/2012

 

Objective: - Coatings 85 Ltd. prides itself on technological innovation in order to produce high quality products in an environmentally responsible manner. Coatings 85 will strive to reduce the amount of hydrochloric acid that is used at the facility. Further this plan will determine the technical and economic feasibility of each option to determine which, if any, are viable for implementation at this time.

 

Hexavalent Chromium – Objectives from the Toxic Substance Reduction Plan 10/5/2012

 

Objective: Coatings 85 prides itself on technological innovation in order to produce high quality products in an environmentally responsible manner. Coatings will strive to reduce the amount of Hexavalent Chromium that is used at the facility. Further this plan will determine the technical and economic feasibility of each option to determine which, if any, are viable for implementation at this time.

 

Sulphuric acid – Objectives from the Toxic Substance Reduction Plan 8/31/2013

 

Objective - Coatings 85 Ltd. prides itself on technological innovation in order to produce high quality products in an environmentally responsible manner. Coatings 85 will strive to reduce the amount of sulphuric acid that is used at the facility. Further this plan will determine the technical and economic feasibility of each option to determine which, if any, are viable for implementation at this time.

 


 

Description of why the toxic substance is used and/or created.

 

None of the following materials are created in any of our processes. The following describes the reason for their use.

 

Zinc – zinc is applied to metal articles to protect them from corrosion extend their useful life and improve their appearance.

 

Hydrochloric acid – hydrochloric acid is used to prepare metal articles for plating/coating. Hydrochloric acid removes surface scale and oxides and allows for the deposition of the subsequent coating.

 

Hexavalent chromium – after metal articles have been plated/coated hexavalent chromium is used to passivate the coating extending the useful life of the component by further increasing the corrosion resistance of the coating.

 

Sulphuric acidsulphuric acid is used to prepare metal articles for plating/coating. Sulphuric acid removes surface scale and oxides and allows for the deposition of the subsequent coating.

 

 


 

Reduction Options Under Consideration for Implementation.

 

The facility is currently investigating various reduction options and will review the outcomes of these investigations on an ongoing basis. The reduction of toxic substances in the facility is considered an important objective for process and environmental initiatives.

 

Implementation of Options for Reduction of zinc.

 

To reduce the use of zinc at the facility, Coatings 85 has plans to implement the following option:

 

Table 8. Description and Timetable for Implementation of Steps of Option # 3.

 

Table 8. Description and Timetable for Implementation of Steps for Equipment or process modification Option.

Ensuring that the operators on the Mechanical line are checking thickness of the parts three quarters of the way through the plating cycle to determine if the final addition of zinc powder is needed.

Step

Description

Estimated Timelines

1

Reviewing the operating instruction with the operators to ensure that they are checking the thickness of the parts three quarters of the way through the plating cycle.

Dec 31, 2012

2

Review of practices on the mechanical line to ensure that this operating practice is still being used consistently.

June 30, 2013

 

 

Table 9. Estimate of Reduction of zinc by the implementation of Option # 3

Type

Estimated reduction in tonnes (per cent of total for the plant.)

Anticipated dates for achieving reductions.

Use

0.175 tonnes (0.19%)

Jan 1, 2014

Creation

0 tonnes (0.0%)

Not applicable

Release to air

0 tonnes (0.0%)

Not applicable

Release to water

0 tonnes (0.0%)

Not applicable

Release to land

0 tonnes (0.0%)

Not applicable

Disposal off site

0 tonnes (0.0%)

Not applicable

Disposal on site

0 tonnes (0.0%)

Not applicable

Transfer off site for recycling

0 tonnes (0.0%)

Not applicable

Contained in product.

0.175 tonnes (0.19%)

Jan 1, 2014

 

Implementation of Options for Reduction of hydrochloric acid.

 

To reduce the use of hydrochloric acid at the facility, Coatings 85 has plans to implement the following options:

 

Table 8. Description and Timetable for Implementation of Steps of Option # 3.

 

Table 8. Description and Timetable for Implementation of Steps for Equipment or process modification Option.

Increased drain time prior to the pickle tank to reduce drag in of water.  Increased drain time over the pickle tank to recover more of the solution lost through drag out.

Step

Description

Estimated Timelines

1

Determination of amount of additional time required to achieve a 25% reduction in drag out on the Rack Zinc line.

Mar 31, 2013

2

Evaluation on the effect of production of using the increased dwell times.

June 30, 2013

3

Programming of PLC computers with additional dwell times.

Dec 31, 2013

4

Evaluation and monitoring of the reduction in hydrochloric acid consumption as a result of the increased dwell times.

Jan 1, 2015

 

 

Table 9. Estimate of Reduction of hydrochloric Acid by the implementation of Option # 3

Type

Estimated reduction in tonnes (per cent of total for the plant.)

Anticipated dates for achieving reductions.

Use

5.1 tonnes (3%)

Jan 1, 2015

Creation

0 tonnes (0.0%)

Not applicable

Release to air

0.0015 tonnes (0.0009%)

Not applicable

Release to water

0 tonnes (0.0%)

Not applicable

Release to land

0 tonnes (0.0%)

Not applicable

Disposal off site

0 tonnes (0.0%)

Not applicable

Disposal on site

5.1 tonnes (3%)

Not applicable

Transfer off site for recycling

0 tonnes (0.0%)

Not applicable

Contained in product.

0.0 tonnes (0.0%)

Not applicable

 

 


 

Hexavalent chromium - No options were found to be technically and economically feasible.

 

Sulphuric acid - No options were found to be technically and economically feasible.

 

Planner information.

 

Planner license number for the planner who provided recommendations (or rationale for no recommendations) – James Sutherland  TSRP0040.

 

Planner license number for the certifying planner  - James Sutherland  TSRP0040.

 

Certifications

 

The facility’s Highest Ranking Employee certified the reduction plans for each substance. Attached are copies of these certifications.