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EPA to Add Treatment Technology to Nassau Landfill Site

The EPA has announced that it will be add additional treatment technology to the Dewey Loeffel Landfill site in Nassau, New York by November 2014 to address the long-term treatment of 1,4-dioxane, a stabilizer and solvent that is a component of some cosmetics, detergents  and shampoos. The plant began operations … Read more »

Honeywell to Reduce Refrigerators’ Climate Impact

Honeywell will help reduce the climate impact of refrigerators and freezers in China under a grant agreement signed today between the US Trade and Development Agency and Midea, a China-based manufacturer of home appliances. The project will focus on Honeywell Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA), which allows appliance insulation to … Read more »

Walmart, 18 Other Companies Fined for VOC Emissions

Nineteen companies including Walmart and Bumble and Bumble have been fined a total of $233,175 for air pollution violations in California, according to the Air Resources Board. The 19 cases involved companies manufacturing or selling consumer products that exceeded California’s standards for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), amounting to more than 11 … Read more »

Flexible PVC Compounds Cut VOC Emissions

Teknor Apex says its flexible PVC compounds for indoor construction products exhibit up to 90 percent lower emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than a comparable standard PVC while also enabling manufacturers to address other regulatory issues. The new compounds are based on: additive formulations designed for low VOC emissions; … Read more »

Low VOC Resins Help Automakers Cut Emissions

Volatile organic compound (VOC) emission standards for vehicle interiors are driving automakers to use low VOC resins, Plastics Today reports. Resin suppliers such as Tokyo’s Asahi Kasei Plastics offers polyacetal (POM) resin grades with VOC emissions of 2, 5 and 10 ppm, depending on the requirements of the automaker. Japanese … Read more »

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Honeywell’s Low-Global-Warming Solvent Cleared For Use

Honeywell’s low-global-warming solvent, Solstice Performance Fluid (PF), has received a favorable designation from a California regulatory agency. California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), which maintains some of the highest standards for air quality in the US, has determined that Solstice PF is not a volatile organic compound (VOC) … Read more »

Wet Scrubbing ‘Most Versatile, Cost Effective Air Pollution Control’

Of all available air pollution control technologies, wet scrubbing remains the most cost effective and versatile, reports Pollution Engineering. Techniques for wet scrubbing typically remove more than 99 percent of air particulate matter and remove aerosols less than 3 µm, the industry publication reports. Venturi scrubbers — one of the industry’s most popular … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Site Assessments, Climate Bonds, Perdue

The EPA issued notice that it plans to endorse ASTM International’s updated Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process, through a final rule amending 40 C.F.R. Part 312. A comment period ends September 16, and if there are no negative comments the rule will go … Read more »

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Cambridge Consultants Develops VOC-Free Foam

A foaming technology that provides a low-cost alternative to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from product development firm Cambridge Consultants can potentially eliminate harmful emissions from aerosols in everyday items such as shaving foam and hair mousse, the company says. By doing away with flammable propellants such as VOCs, the technology … Read more »

Ford Expands CO2-Cutting Paint Process

Ford Motor Company says it is expanding its 3-Wet paint capacity by 50 percent this year, adding the environmentally friendly process to four more plants on three continents. It expects the process to reduce CO2 emissions between 15 and 25 percent at those facilities. Ford says it was the first … Read more »

Plews & Edelmann Launches Biodegradable Machine Tool Oil

Lubricant manufacturer Plews & Edelmann has added biodegradable lubricant UltraLube Slide Way Oil to its product line. The product is formulated with vegetable seed oils and friction-reducing additives. Its bio-stable, biodegradable formulation contains no toxic chlorine or sulfur, making it safer for workers and easier to store than traditional oils, … Read more »

Sony Cuts GHGs 31% Since 2000

Sony has achieved a 31 percent reduction in global CO2 emissions across its business sites, compared with fiscal year 2000, the company announced. The company said it has achieved or exceeded most of the targets set out in its mid-term environmental plan, Green Management 2010 (GM2010), introduced in 2006, with … Read more »