Alton Cars Ltd

Alton Cars Ltd operated a vehicle refinishing (re-spraying) process under section 6.4 of the Environmental Permitting Regulations at the Airfield Industrial Estate, Ashbourne.

Vehicle respraying booth

The installation undertakes the re-spraying of road vehicles involving the use of compliant coatings (paints) applied by spray guns in one of two spray booths, which are each exhausted to atmosphere via a filter and extraction unit. Paint is stored and mixed in a room situated between the booths and ventilated independently.

Directly associated to the re-spraying of vehicles is the preparation of vehicle panels for painting by grinding, sanding and other surface preparation including the use of solvent based cleaning materials. These associated activities are also regulated under the permit. The dust from sanding operations is extracted to a bag filter unit which discharges within the workshop.