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POWDER COAT APPLICATIONS
Docherty, M. J. AND F. J. Mulkey. POWDER COAT APPLICATIONS. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-97/101 (NTIS PB98-108624), 1997.
The report discusses an investigation of critical factors that affect the use of powder coatings on the environment, cost, quality, and production. The investigation involved a small business representative working with the National Defense Center for Environmental Excellence (NDCEE), operated by Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), through the EPA's Environmental Technology Initiative. The investigation demonstrated that powder has the potential to provide unique and valuable benefits when considering each of these areas. (NOTE: Powder coating is an organic finishing technology that offers users the potential to reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions to zero. Due to ever-increasing VOC emission restrictions placed on manufacturers, powder coating production and use have been growing dramatically over the past few years. Powder coating has been accepted by such manufacturing communities as automotive, appliance, furniture, and equipment. However, small business manufacturers have difficulty investigating new technologies due to size and budget restrictions.)