Science Inventory

EVALUATION AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF INNOVATIVE LOW-VOC CONTACT ADHESIVES IN WOOD LAMINATING OPERATIONS

Citation:

Turner, S., D. Cornstubble, AND C. Northeim. EVALUATION AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF INNOVATIVE LOW-VOC CONTACT ADHESIVES IN WOOD LAMINATING OPERATIONS. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-98/055 (NTIS PB99-102717), 1998.

Impact/Purpose:

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Description:

The report gives results of an evaluation and assessment of the perfor-mance, economics, and emission reduction potential upon application of low-volatile organic compound (VOC) waterborne contact adhesive formulations specifically ina manual laminating operation for assembling store fixtures. The main goal of the project was to determine if three waterborne contact adhesives could achieve adhesion performance levels equivalent to, or exceeding, that of a currently used solvent-borne contact adhesive while emitting lower VOCs and/or hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) upon application. Two secondary goals were to determine the relative cost of using each alternative contact adhesive, compared to the currently used product (called the "control"), and to estimate the emission reduction potential from the use of each alternative adhesive. The evaluation showed that the actual and theoretical VOC emissions resulting from the use of the waterborne adhesives were significantly lower than those from use of the control. Actual applied VOC emissions per side measured in this evaluation averaged about 30.3 g/sq m for the waterborne products, compared to 143 g/sq m for the solvent-borne control. (NOTE: The waterborne adhesives were applied at rates higher than those recommended by the manufacturers, and the control was applied at a lower-than-recommended rate.)

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EVALUATION AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF INNOVATIVE LOW-VOC CONTACT ADHESIVES IN WOOD LAMINATING OPERATIONS

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 05/01/1998
Record Last Revised: 08/10/2012
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 115145

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

EMISSIONS CHARACTERIZATION AND PREVENTION BRANCH