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SOLVENT-BASED TO WATERBASED ADHESIVE-COATED SUBSTRATE RETROFIT - VOLUME III: LABEL MANUFACTURING CASE STUDY: NASHUA CORPORATION
McMinn, B., S. Snow, AND D. Bowman. SOLVENT-BASED TO WATERBASED ADHESIVE-COATED SUBSTRATE RETROFIT - VOLUME III: LABEL MANUFACTURING CASE STUDY: NASHUA CORPORATION. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-95/011c (NTIS PB96-180450), 1995.
This volume discusses Nashua Corporation's Omaha facility, a label and label stock manufacturing facility that no longer uses solvent-based adhesives. Information obtained includes issues related to the technical, economic, and environmental barriers and opportunities associated with the use of waterbased adhesives. Specific objectives of the visit were to collect information necessary to characterize Nashua's market profile, manufacturing supplies, manufacturing process profile, environmental issues, and waterbased adhesive coating experience, as well as the limitations of waterbased adhesive coatings. The case study report consists of eight chapters. Chapter 1 gives background information related to Nashua's conversion efforts, including market profile, process description, and a general description of its conversion efforts. Chapter 2 identifies Nashua's motivations for converting its solvent-based operations to waterbased adhesives. Chapter 3 briefly describes the marketing factors that affected the process conversion. Chapter 4 identifies the various raw material issues, including costs, involved in the process conversion. Chapter 5 details the process equipment issues of the conversion, including specific equipment impacts, costs, vendor selection, and maintenance. Chapter 6 discusses the adhesive product requirements. Chapter 8 summarizes the conclusions.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
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