A Process for Elimination of Paints Emitting Volatile Organic Compounds

EPA Contract Number: 68D00040
Title: A Process for Elimination of Paints Emitting Volatile Organic Compounds
Investigators: Patel, G. N.
Small Business: JP Laboratories Inc.
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: July 1, 1990 through January 1, 1991
Project Amount: $49,859
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (1990) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Air Quality and Air Toxics , SBIR - Air Pollution , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


A novel process and formulation are proposed for pre- treatment of plastic surfaces. The formulations are inexpen- sive, nontoxic and nonpolluting. When plastic parts are immersed in the formulations, the surfaces of plastics will become receptive to waterborne paints. The adhesion of waterborne paints is expected to be better than that obtained with solventborne paints. Millions of gallons of solventborne paints are used to coat plastic parts used in automotive, business machine and other industries. The proposed pro- cess will eliminate the volatile organic compounds emitted by the solventborne paints.

Supplemental Keywords:

RFA, Scientific Discipline, Air, Toxics, Sustainable Industry/Business, Chemical Engineering, air toxics, cleaner production/pollution prevention, Environmental Chemistry, Sustainable Environment, Chemistry, VOCs, Technology for Sustainable Environment, Chemistry and Materials Science, Engineering, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, Environmental Engineering, ambient air quality, plastic surface preparation, emission control strategies, automotive coating, cleaner production, air pollutants, environmentally benign coating, solvent free paint, emission controls, water based paint, no VOC automotive coating, air emissions, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), coatings

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