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Main Title Thor V solventless metal decorating for three-piece cans : background /
Author Capron, J. W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Heininger, R. C.
CORP Author Continental Can Co., Inc., Chicago, Ill.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 600/2-76/011; EPA-ROAP-21AFA-016
Stock Number PB-249 484
OCLC Number 43029964
Subjects Metal coating
Additional Subjects Air pollution abatement ; Metal finishing ; Cans ; Coating processes ; Protective coatings ; Metal industry ; Solvents ; Decorative coatings ; Ultraviolet equipment ; Inks ; Varnishes ; Heat treatment ; Process charting ; Cost estimates ; Thor V process
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EKBD  EPA-600/2-76-011 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/13/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-011 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-011 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-249 484 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 18 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives the background of a demonstration project to develop and commercialize the Thor V process to apply and cure an outside, protective/decorative, UV-cured white base coating on flat sheets used for the bodies of three-piece cans. The Thor V process is a single-pass line: the UV white coating is applied and UV-cured to a printable condition; and two conventional inks and a trailing varnish are applied, followed by baking in a gas-fired wicket oven. The conventional process is a two-line operation: one line applies the white coating, followed by the oven bake: the other applies the two inks and varnish, again followed by an oven bake. The Thor V process reduces total line length by 215 ft (65M) and total solvent emissions by about 66%, compared to the conventional process. Elimination of an oven and after-burner also reduces new equipment costs by over $400,000 and saves about 8 million Btu/hr (2 million Cal/hr) in gas consumption. The report also reviews development work to date, describes the Thor V line at a plant in Weirton, West Virginia, and describes work needed to complete the project.
Jan. 1976. "EPA-600/2-76-011." Prepared by Continental Can Corporation, Chicago, Ill., EPA ROAP no. 21AFA-016, program element no. 1AB015; EPA project officer: Kenneth Baker. For sale by the National Technical Information Service, (price upon application). 4to.