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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 10 : Coating of wooden surfaces


Author: Envirowise

Year : 2004

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 10

Content summary

This document is a good practice guide for furniture manufacturers who are required to comply with the VOC Solvents Directive and to reduce their solvent emissions. It describes the approach that Corndell Furniture Company Ltd used to reduce solvent emissions and to achieve cost savings.

Author: Envirowise

Year : 2002

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 10

Content summary

This document is an overview of the use of wood coatings in furniture manufacturers, particularly for 3 sub sectors: reproduction, solid timber and material manufacturers. It describes various coating application techniques and provides examples of industry case studies that have applied reduction solvent measures.

Author: EGTEI

Year : 2005

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 10

Content summary

This document provides an overview of the key primary and secondary abatement measures that could be applied to reference installations for this activity, and the associated costs. A cost analysis was undertaken which identified unit costs (k€ / ton NMVOC abated) for a number of combinations of primary and secondary abatement measures.

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 : 1999

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 10, 12

Content summary

This Guide provides furniture manufacturers with the necessary tools to make efficient and cost-effective use of their solvents. It presents abatement techniques and alternative solvents that can be applied and demonstrates costs savings and environmental benefits via case studies.

Title: Wood Coating(~ 34KB)

Author: N/A

Year : N/A

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 10

Content summary

This document describes primary and secondary emission reduction measures to minimize solvent emissions in wood coating. Economic aspects and side effects of these measures are also outlined.

Title: Preservation of wood(~ 12KB)

Author: N/A

Year : N/A

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 10, 12

Content summary

This document describes primary and secondary emission reduction measures to minimize solvent emissions in preservation of wood.

Author: Warren Spring Laboratory, UK DTI

Year : 1991

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 10, 12

Content summary

This document makes reference to alternative coatings in wood coating and impregnation activities e.g. waterborne coatings, coating powder, radiation cured coatings and solvent free coatings.

Title: Paints Manufacturing(~ 16KB)

Author: N/A

Year : N/A

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 6, 10

Content summary

Provides information on emissions sources and emissions reduction options in this sector.