EPA Science Inventory

SOLVENT-BASED TO WATERBASED ADHESIVE-COATED SUBSTRATE RETROFIT - VOLUME IV: FILM AND LABEL MANUFACTURING CASE STUDY: FLEXCON COMPANY, INC.

Citation:

McMinn, B., S. Snow, AND D. Bowman. SOLVENT-BASED TO WATERBASED ADHESIVE-COATED SUBSTRATE RETROFIT - VOLUME IV: FILM AND LABEL MANUFACTURING CASE STUDY: FLEXCON COMPANY, INC. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-95/011d (NTIS PB96-180468), 1995.

Impact/Purpose:

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Description:

This volume discusses a visit to a site operated by FLEXcon Company, Inc., a pressure-sensitive adhesive coater, to collect information on the pollution prevention opportunities and barriers associated with waterbased adhesives. The purpose of the visit to FLEXcon was to gather information on its products manufacturing processes and to identify and discuss, with input from plant personnel, any opportunities for preventing emissions related to the use of solvents and solvent-based adhesives. Objectives of the trip were to collect information necessary to characterize FLEXcon's market profile, plant layout, manufacturing supplies, manufacturing process profile, environmental issues, and waterbased adhesive coating experience, as well as the limitations of waterbased adhesive coatings and opportunities for waterbased adhesives at FLEXcon. The case study includes six chapters. Chapter 2 includes the market profile and overall plant description. Chapter 3 provides a general process description. Chapter 4 discusses environmental issues associated with process conversion. Chapter 5 describes FLEXcon's waterbased adhesive formulation experience. Chapter 6 identifies the opportunities for future use waterbased and other adhesives at FLEXcon.

URLs/Downloads:

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 12/17/1995
Record Last Revised: 10/07/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 115666

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