||Barriers to the Use of Radiation-Curable Adhesives in the Coated and Laminated Substrate Manufacturing Industry.
Nunez, C. M. ;
McMinn, G. ;
Vitas, J. ;
||TRC Environmental Corp., Chapel Hill, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Coating processes ;
Pollution abatement ;
Stationary sources ;
Technology innovation ;
Economic analysis. Reprints ;
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The paper gives results of an investigation of barriers to the use of radiation-cured technology in the coated and laminated substrate manufacturing industry. It presents information gathered from radiation-curable coating and equipment suppliers as well as technical publications. The focus of the project was to investigate the use of radiation-curable coatings as an alternative to conventional solvent-based coatings used in the coated and laminated substrate manufacturing industry. Data obtained included material inputs, equipment, output characteristics, emissions, and waste. Information was gathered to compare process and cost impacts to evaluate the technical, educational, and economic barriers to radiation-curable coatings for the industry. Pollution prevention/source reduction research opportunities were also identified.