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SOLVENT-BASED TO WATERBASED ADHESIVE-COATED SUBSTRATE RETROFIT - VOLUME I: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
McMinn, B., S. Snow, AND D. Bowman. SOLVENT-BASED TO WATERBASED ADHESIVE-COATED SUBSTRATE RETROFIT - VOLUME I: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-95/011a (NTIS PB96-180435), 1995.
This volume represents the analysis of case study facilities' experience with waterbased adhesive use and retrofit requirements. (NOTE: The coated and laminated substrate manufacturing industry was selected as part of NRMRL'S support of the 33/50 Program because of its significant air emissions of toluene and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK). NRMRL-RTP reviewed the potential equipment cleaning benefits of retrofitting equipment for use of waterbased adhesives. During the investigation, it became apparent that retrofitting solvent-based equipment to accept waterbased adhesives can be very complicated.) The volume is divided into six chapters. Chapter 2 describes the information-collection phase used to screen out facilities most appropriate for case study visits. Chapter 3 contains the methodology used for site visits and briefly summarizes each case study site visit. Chapter 4 details the comparative analysis results of the case study site visits in conjunction with additional information obtained from other sources in the industry. Chapter 5 summarizes the comparative analysis described in Chapter 4. Chapter 6 describes information obtained during the case study site visits and from other industry sources on alternative coating technologies such as hot melt and radiation-curable adhesives.