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Main Title Evaluation of pollution prevention opportunities for mold release agents /
Author Lanning, J. S. ; Cavender, K. A.
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Cavender, K. A.
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Risk Management Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA/600/R-96/075; EPA-68-D2-0062
Stock Number PB96-187745
Additional Subjects Mold release agents ; Air pollution abatement ; Emissions ; Foam rubber ; Polyurethane resins ; Blowing agents ; Polymers ; Thermosetting resins ; Thermoplastic resins ; Aerosols ; Spraying ; Solvents ; Molds ; Industrial production ; Economic impact ; Cost analysis ; Volatile organic compounds ; Pollution prevention
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NTIS  PB96-187745 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 61 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report gives results of an assessment of the processes, materials, installation practices, and emission characteristics associated with the application of mold release agents (MRAs). Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions of MRAs were estimated to be 126,000 tons (114,000 tons) per year. The study also found that polyurethane molding operations accounted for a significant portion of the total MRA emissions (about 25%) and that automobile seat and other foam molding operations accounting for most of the emissions associated with the polyurethane category. Several pollution prevention alternatives were identified for conventional MRA usage in the polyurethane foaming industry. An initial assessment of each identified technology was performed. The Solvent Emission Reduction Technology (SERT) process was selected for further evaluation.
"EPA/600/R-96/075." "June 1996." Microfiche.