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2008 Annual Progress Reports

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Background
As part of their commitment to the 2010/15 PFOA Stewardship Program, the eight participating companies agreed to submit annual progress reports on their reductions of PFOA, PFOA precursors and higher homologues in facility emissions and product content. Annual reports are due by October 31, for years 2007 through 2015. Progress is being measured against the baseline data submitted in October of 2007.

2008 Company Progress Reports

All eight companies submitted their progress reports by October 31, 2008. The submissions are presented in PDF file format and are linked from the company name. See the 2008 progress reports and summary tables below.

EPA's Summary Tables for 2008 Company Progress Reports

EPA has summarized the data from progress reports submitted by all the participating companies in their public reports in the four tables that appear below. Additional information may be obtained by viewing the specific company reports above. Download the 2008 Summary Tables here in (PDF) (4 pp, 39.3K)

Contents of Tables 1-4

 
Data for manufacturing sites in the U.S., and for products manufactured in the U.S.
Data for manufacturing sites located outside the U.S., and for products manufactured outside the U.S.
Actual emissions and product content
Percent reduction in emissions and product content

Table 1. Reported Emissions and Product Content of PFOA, Precursors, and Higher Homologues from U.S. Operations

Company Chemical Category Releases to all media from FP and Telomer Manufacturing (kg) kg of release / kg of product produced Dispersions
(ppm wet-weight basis)
Other Fluoropolymers (ppm dry-weight basis) Telomers
(ppm dry-weight basis, unless stated otherwise)
Arkema
PFOA and Higher Homologues
>1,000 - 10,000
For FP Production: (> 0.1 - 1) kg / 100 kg
>500 - 1,000
>70 - 15
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
PFOA and Higher Homologues
5,027a
For FP Production: < 1 kg / 100 kg
100 - 1,570
0.12
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Ciba
PFOA
0 kg (total for emissions and product content)
Higher Homologues
0 kg (total for emissions and product content)
Precursors
0 kg (total for emissions and product content)
Clariant
PFOA and PFOA salts
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Daikin
PFOA
<100
None reported
<10
<10
<5
Precursors and Higher Homologues
<100
None reported
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
CBI
DuPont
PFOA and PFOA Salts
960b
None reported
36
14
21 kg
Higher Homologues
Not Reported
None reported
None reported
Precursors
CBI
None reported
None reported
None reported
3 kg
Dyneon/3M
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
0
0
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
1,000 - 10,000
For FP Production: 0.161 kg / 100 kg
400-450
170-200
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable

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Table 2. Reported Emissions and Product Content of PFOA, Precursors, and Higher Homologues from Non-U.S. Operations

Company Chemical Category Emissions Product Content
Releases to all media from FP and Telomer Manufacturing (kg) kg of release / kg of product produced Dispersions (ppm wet-weight basis) Other Fluoropolymers (ppm dry-weight basis) Telomers (ppm dry-weight basis, unless stated otherwise)
Arkema
PFOA and Higher Homologues
>1,000 - 10,000
For FP Production: (> 0.1 - 1) kg / 100 kg Not Applicable >70 - 150 Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
3,910
For FP Production: < 1 kg / 100 kg 5-2,900 18 Negligible compared to precursors
Precursors
2,310 For Telomer Production:
< 1 kg / 100 kg
Not Applicable Not Applicable Average 50% (range: 0-100%)
Ciba
PFOA
16 kg (total for emissions and product content)
Higher Homologues
14 kg (total for emissions and product content)
Precursors
1841 kg (total for emissions and product content)c
Clariant
PFOA and PFOA Salts
1
For Telomer Production:
2.0 E-5 kg / 100 kg
None reported None reported 2 kg
Direct Precursors
<3 For Telomer Production:
6.0 E-5 kg / 100 kg
None reported None reported 60 kgc
Daikin
PFOA
<2,500
None reported
<100
<120
<5kg
Precursors and Higher Homologues
<1000
None reported
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
CBI
DuPont
PFOA and PFOA salts
1,410d
None Reported
120
0
21 kg
Higher homologues
None Reported
None Reported
None Reported
Precursors
None Reported
None Reported
None Reported
None Reported
3 kg
Dyneon/3M
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
1,270
For FP Production:
< 1 kg / 100 kg
8
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable


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Reported Percent Reductions in Emissions and Product Content

Table 3 . Reported Percent Reductions in Emissions and Product Content of PFOA, Precursors, and Higher Homologues from U.S. Operations (cumulative percent reductions from baseline year through end of 2007)

Company Chemical Category % Reduction in Emissions

% Reductions in total quantity of chemical(s) released from baseline year
% Reduction in Product Content
Fluoropolymer Dispersions Other Fluoropolymers Telomer based products
Arkema
PFOA and Higher Homologues
29%
0% 36% Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
PFOA, PFOA Salts, and Higher Homologues
4%e
63%
PFOA content in this product is negligible as compared to that in dispersions
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Ciba
PFOA
100% (total for emissions and product content
Higher Homologues
100% (total for emissions and product content
Precursors
100% (total for emissions and product content
Clariant
PFOA and PFOA Salts
Not Applicable
Direct Precursors
Daikin
PFOA
99%
99%
>30%
>60%
Precursors and Higher Homologues
>95% for telomer production
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
>70%
DuPont
PFOA and PFOA Salts
98%
96%
96%
96%
Higher Homologues
None reported
Precursors
CBI
None reported
None reported
96%
Dyneon/3M
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
100%
100%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
14%f
59%
0%
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable

Table 4. Reported Percent Reductions in Emissions and Product Content of PFOA, Precursors, and Higher Homologues from Non-U.S. Operations (cumulative percent reductions from baseline year through end of 2007)

Company Chemical Category % Reduction in Emissions

% Reductions in total quantity of chemical(s) released from baseline year
% Reduction in Product Content
Fluoropolymer Dispersions Other Fluoropolymers Telomer based products
Arkema
PFOA and Higher Homologues
CBI
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
PFOA, PFOA Salts, and Higher Homologues
60%
43%
PFOA content in this product is negligible as compared to that in dispersions
Negligible as compared to precursors
Precursors
42%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
23%
Ciba
PFOA
96.4% (total for emissions and product content)
Higher Homologues
96.4% (total for emissions and product content)
Precursors
Increase of 24.4% (total for emissions and product content)
Clariant
PFOA and PFOA Salts
90%
None reported
None reported
35%
Direct Precursors
None reported
None reported
38%g
Daikin
PFOA
>40%
95%
>20%
>70%
Precursors and Higher Homologues
>40%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
>70%
DuPont
PFOA and PFOA Salts
93%
88%
100%
96%
Higher Homologues
None Reported
Precursors
None Reported
None Reported
None Reported
96%
Dyneon/3M
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
91%
99%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable

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Notes:
- "Not Applicable" indicates that the data element did not apply to the specific company's operations in the area covered by the table.
- "Not Reported" indicates that the company did not provide a figure for the specific data element.
- "CBI" data is claimed as confidential business information.


a Reflects increased production at the company's US facilities during the most recent reporting year, as compared to the previous year.
b Number represents global emissions of telomer manufacturing.
c Note that the 2007 precursor value unfortunately had to be recalculated upward due to an analytic error.
d Number reflects global emissions of telomer manufacturing.
e Reflects increased production at the company’s US facilities during the most recent reporting year, as compared to the previous year.
fDecrease in % reduction in emissions from 2006 due to increased production in 2007.
g Reflects increased production at the company's non-US facilities during the most recent reporting year, as compared to the previous year.


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