EPA Science Inventory

COATING ALTERNATIVES GUIDE (CAGE) USER'S GUIDE

Citation:

Cornstubble, D. COATING ALTERNATIVES GUIDE (CAGE) USER'S GUIDE. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-01/030 (NTIS PB2001-107830), 2001.

Description:

The guide provides instructions for using the Coating Alternatives GuidE (CAGE) software program, version 1.0. It assumes that the user is familiar with the fundamentals of operating an IBM-compatible personal computer (PC) under the Microsoft disk operating system (MS-DOS). CAGE provides alternative coating chemistry recommendations for paint and coating operations. Its initial focus is on coatings for metal substrates. Additional modules will be developed for plastic, wood, and other substrates. The program leads the user through a question-and-answer session. Based on the user's response to each question, a list of relatively ranked, low-emitting coating technologies is generated. The user may then review brief descriptions of the alternatives on the computer screen. If any of the alternatives are of interest, the user may request a detailed report. The report includes sections on general information, substrate and surface preparation, application techniques, curing methods, performance properties, safety/environmental concerns, industrial case studies for the selected alternative, and information reference for the user's geographical location.

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COATING ALTERNATIVES GUIDE (CAGE) USER'S GUIDE

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/USER'S GUIDE)
Start Date: 05/01/2001
Completion Date: 05/01/2001
Record Last Revised: 08/10/2012
Record Created: 09/26/2003
Record Released: 09/26/2003
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 64135

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