||Coating Alternatives Guide (CAGE) for Metal Parts and Products Painting.
Cornstubble, D. R. ;
Baskir, J. N. ;
Kosusko, M. ;
||Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. Center for Population and Urban-Rural Studies.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Metal coatings ;
Pollution control ;
Toxic substances ;
Technology innovation ;
Organic compounds ;
Stationary sources ;
Industrial wastes ;
Cost effectiveness ;
Environmental chemical substitutes ;
VOCs(Volatile organic compounds) ;
CAGE(Coating Alternative Guide)
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The paper discusses the initial development of a Coating Alternative Guide (CAGE) for metal parts and products painting. It is an innovative technology transfer approach that provides a tool to improve technology diffusion and assistance. It will provide vital, user-accessible information on coating equipment and chemistries in a computerized, decision-tree format so that coaters can select technically appropriate, cost effective, and low-emitting coatings and equipment for their use. In 1992, air emissions from industrial surface coating operations accounted for nearly 24% of all volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from industrial processes. Often the most cost-effective method for reducing emissions from coating operations is the use of alternative, low-emitting coatings.