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VOC Solvents Directive

Guidance documents on substitution of solvents by Activities

(list of all activites | all documents on this page are in pdf format)

Activity 17 : Manufacture of coating preparations, varnishes, inks and adhesives

Author: Jorgen Vineke and Jurgen Zimmer (published via the Danish Environment Protection Agency)

Year : 2001

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 17

Content summary

This study identifies measures integrated into the production process for cutting VOC emissions from point and diffuse sources, specifically for enterprises manufacturing solvent-based paints and coatings e.g. lacquer and paint industries, and to assess these under the aspects of efficiency and costs.

Author: DFIU and IFARE

Year : 2002

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 6, 8, 13, 14, 16, 17

Content summary

This detailed BAT guide describes the potential for solvent substitution or alternative emission abatement techniques suitable for adhesive application in a number of different sectors.

Title: The Challenge of Solvent Substitution in Coatings
(protected by copyright, see content summary)

Author: Bruno Giordan (DuPont)

Year : 2002

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 3, 6, 17

Content summary

This journal article gives an overview of the use of solvents and discusses the challenges of solvent substitution for the coatings industry. It describes application of alternative solvents in some activities and gives examples where alternatives were applied and what the main problems were.
Please note that this article, published in the Noise and Health Journal 2002, 4:14, 25-29, is under copyright and must be purchased (for example, via the British Library).

Author: ESIG

Years : 1999 - 2001

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 1, 3, 7, 8, 14, 17, 20

Content summary

Brief case studies to share best practise in solvent use.

Author: N.R. Passant

Year : N/A

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 16, 17

Content summary

An overview of alternative adhesives for adhesive manufactures and industrial users is outlined. Disadvantages of certain alternatives are also discussed.