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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 8 : Other coating, including metal, plastic, textile, fabric, film and paper coating


Author: DFIU and IFARE

Year : 2002

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 6, 7, 8, 10

Content summary

This is a detailed BAT guide (508 pages) that describes measures applied to reduce VOC emissions in paint and adhesive application activities e.g. coating activities.

Author: Envirowise

Year : 2003

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 6, 8

Content summary

This is a long, detailed BAT guide (508 pages) that describes measures applied to reduce VOC emissions in paint and adhesive application activities e.g. coating activities.

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.

Author: AFC Consult, BiPRO, Ökopol for German Federal Environmental Protection Agency

Year : 2002

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 7, 8

Content summary

This document provides an overview of best available techniques (BAT) for reducing solvent emissions in a number of activities such as coil and paper coating. It is based on an analysis of German industry with information obtained via a stakeholder consultation, which included: plant operators, industry associations, regulators and other experts.

Author: DuPont

Year : N/A

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 4, 5, 6, 8

Content summary

Five case studies where measures have been taken to reduce VOC emissions where it was not appropriate to apply solvent substitution. The examples demonstrate measures to reduce solvent emission, such as high-solid coatings and changes that can be made with respect to surface cleaning and purging of application equipment.

Author: ESIG

Year : 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.

 

Title: Job Coaters and Coating (~ 35KB)

Author: DuPont

Year : N/A

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 8

Content summary

Sector overview and guidelines on whether or not small sites fall under the VOC Solvents Directive and steps that could be taken to lower solvent use.

Author: DuPont

Year : N/A

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 8

Content summary

Sector overview and guidelines on whether or not small sites fall under the VOC Solvents Directive and steps that could be taken to lower solvent use.

Title: Coating of Machinery(~ 34KB)

Author: DuPont

Year : N/A

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 6, 8

Content summary

Sector overview and guidelines on whether or not small sites fall under the VOC Solvents Directive and steps that could be taken to lower solvent use.

Author: Envirowise

Year : first printed 1997

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 8

Content summary

This Guide explains how companies can improve their efficiency and reduce their costs by adopting good practice in surface preparation. This guide looks at a number of measures including abrasive cleaning methods, degreasing, alternative cleaning methods & agents and conversion coatings.

Author: Envirowise

Year : first printed 1997

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 8

Content summary

This Guide explains how a company can reduce its costs and VOC emissions by changing from conventional coatings to coatings that apply the same coating load with less solvent - so-called compliant coatings. Alternative coatings included: water based paints, high solids paints, powder coatings and organic solvent free liquid coatings.

Author: Envirowise

Year : first printed 2001

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 8

Content summary

This case study presents the economic and environmental benefits in a plastics company when control measures are introduced to improve the environmental performance of the installation.

Author: MnTAP

Year : 2002

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 8

Content summary

This document presents an alternative solvent, Exxon Actrel 3338L, which was applied to replace 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCA) in Windings, Inc. The costs and benefits of this alternative are also discussed.

Author: Lars Siljebratt & Claes Nilon

Year : 1998

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 8

Content summary

This case study installation undertook a material substitution of conventional solvents and process modification i.e. installed a new electrostatic powder painting line with high capacity, to improve it environmental performance. Environmental and economic benefits of these abatement measures are presented.

Author: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Year : N/A

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 8

Content summary

A case study, Gerry Wood products, undertook a transition to use an alternative coating for the lacquer coating operations. Cost savings and environmental benefits for this change are quoted.