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SOLVENT-BASED TO WATERBASED ADHESIVE-COATED SUBSTRATE RETROFIT - VOLUME II: PROCESS OVERVIEW
McMinn, B., W. Snow, AND D. Bowman. SOLVENT-BASED TO WATERBASED ADHESIVE-COATED SUBSTRATE RETROFIT - VOLUME II: PROCESS OVERVIEW. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-95/011b (NTIS PB96-180443), 1995.
This volume presents initial results of a study to identify the issues and barriers associated with retrofitting existing solvent-based equipment to accept waterbased adhesives as part of an EPA effort to improve equipment cleaning in the coated and laminated substrate manufacturing industry. It is an introduction to the technical, economic, and environmental issues associated with converting from solvent-based to waterbased adhesive coating processes. Its purpose is to define terms commonly used within the industry, introduce retrofit concepts, and identify unresolved issues. Using this volume as a starting point, AEERL is examining the technology transfer potential of documenting requirements for several coated and laminated substrate manufacturers who have converted some or all of their coating capacity from solvent-based to waterbased adhesives so that other manufacturers can consider the benefits of retrofitting. Follow-on volumes expand upon and provide examples of the concepts introduced in this volume. This document can be purchased from NTIS at: National Technical Information Service U.S. Department of Commerce Springfield, VA 22161 (703) 605 6000 or 1-800-553 6847 http://www.ntis.gov/