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RE: Closed mold fiberglass case studies

Cindy McComas and all P2Techers,
 Here are some sources of information on the SCRIMP process, which   
reduces fumes during the curing of fiberglass.  The process is called   
"infusion" if you want to mention the process without referring to the   
company which licenses it.

6 Blue Ribbon Road
Carolina, RI  02812
(401) 539-2100  fax:  (401) 539-8336
email:    (from a Jan 97 publication)

Professional Boatbuilder
October/November 1994
Look for the article "Resin-Infusing Techniques"
This article talks about the Hinckley Company in Southwest Harbor, Maine.
I do not have any address information on the magazine because all I have   
is the one-article reprint that came from a trade show.

Professional Boatbuilder
December 96/January 97 Volume ?, Number 44
Look for the article "North End Infuses a 90 Footer" (yacht)
This article talks about North End Composites Rockland, Maine.

Go to the world wide web site
 then go to
  then go to
You will see a case study titled:
The Hinckley Company
Eliminating Acetone and Reducing Styrene Emissions in Yacht Building   
Cindy, a hard copy of the case study is being sent to you.
Barb, thanks for locating this for me.

The Hinckley Company
PO Box 699
Southwest Harbor, ME  04679
Contact: Terry Musson, Health, Safety and Environmental Programs; (207)   

North End Composites (div of the Sabre Corporation)
PO Box 548
Rockland, ME  04841
(207) 594-8821

Hope this helps.
Peter T. Moulton
Division of Technical Services, Bureau of Remediation
State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection
State House Station #17
Augusta, ME  04333
tel. 207-287-8161   Fax. 207-287-7826
case (upper or lower) does not matter on email address

From:  Cindy McComas[SMTP:mccom003@tc.umn.edu]
Sent:  Wednesday, September 30, 1998 10:44 AM
To:  Moulton, Peter T
Subject:  RE: Closed mold fiberglass case studies

Peter,  The SCRIMP is an example of closed mold, so yes it does count.

On 29 Sep 1998 11:50:04 -0400,
Peter.T.Moulton@state.me.us wrote...
>Cindy McComas,
> I do not know what is meant, exactly, by "closed moulding".
>Does the "SCRIMP" process count?  This is a process used by a few
>fiberglass boat builders in Maine where the liquid mixture of resin and
>hardener is pulled via vacuum through the space between the mold and a
>sheet of plastic.  The result: almost no emissions of vapors from the
>fiberglass curing process and likewise little or no emissions from open
>Cannot remember what "SCRIMP" stands for, but it is a company's trade
>name, and the only facilities allowed to use this process are those
>facilities that purchase a license from the company.
>No information on the company resides in my head, but it is easy to get.
>Let me know if you desire more information.
>Peter T. Moulton
>Division of Technical Services, Bureau of Remediation
>State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection
>State House Station #17
>Augusta, ME  04333
>tel. 207-287-8161   Fax. 207-287-7826
>case (upper or lower) does not matter on email address
> ----------
>From:  Cindy McComas[SMTP:CMCCOMAS@mntap.sph.umn.edu]
>Sent:  Thursday, September 17, 1998 10:40 AM
>To:  'P2 Tech'
>Subject:  Closed mold fiberglass case studies
>I am looking for case studies/success stories of fiberglass shops that
>closed molding so I can fill in a matrix project for the NPPR Workgroup.
>Please send any of these case studies to me at:
>Cindy McComas
>1313 5th Street, SE  #207
>University of Minnesota
>Minneapolis, MN  55414