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2009 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 2008.

2009 Company Progress Reports

All eight companies submitted their progress reports by October 30, 2009. The submissions are presented in PDF file format and are linked from the company name. See the 2009 progress reports and summary tables below.

EPA's Summary Tables for 2009 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 2009 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 Third Year Reductions 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
2008
PFOA and Higher Homologues
>1,000 - 10,000
(> 0.001 0.01)
>100 - 300
>50 - 100
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2008
PFOA and Higher Homologues
0
Not Applicable
0
0
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Ciba
2008
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
2008
PFOA and PFOA salts
Not Applicable
Precursors
Daikin
2008
PFOA
<100
None reported
<10
<15
<5
Precursors and Higher Homologues
<50
None reported
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
CBI
DuPont
2008
PFOA and PFOA Salts
686
None reported
9
13
16 kga
Higher Homologues
None Reported
None reported
None reported
Precursors
CBI
None reported
None reported
None reported
3 kgb
Dyneon/3M
2008
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
0
0
0
0
No Telomer Production
Precursors
0
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2008
PFOA, PFOA salts
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
<25 ppm
170-200
Not Applicable
Higher Homologues
>1,000- 10,000
0.01 -0.001
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 Third Year Reductions 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
2008
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
2008
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
3,885
Not Applicable
5-2,900
18
Negligible compared to precursors
Precursors
1,921
For Telomer Production:
< 1%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Average 50% (range: 0-100%)
Ciba
2008
PFOA
13.5 kg (total for emissions and product content)
Higher Homologues
11.2 kg (total for emissions and product content)
Precursors
1172.3 kg (total for emissions and product content)
Clariant
2008
PFOA and PFOA Salts
0.5
For Telomer Production:
0.00000015
None reported
None reported
>2 kg
Direct Precursors
<2
For Telomer Production:
0.0000005
None reported
None reported
39 kg
Daikin
2008
PFOA
<1,900
None reported
<100
<70
<5kg
Precursors and Higher Homologues
<700
None reported
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
CBI
DuPont
2008
PFOA and PFOA salts
779
None Reported
58
0
16 kgc
Higher homologues
None Reported
None Reported
None Reported
Precursors
None Reported
None Reported
None Reported
None Reported
3 kgd
Dyneon/3M
2008
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
1,020
For FP Production:
< 1 kg / 100 kg
4
3
No Telomer Production
Precursors
0
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2008
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 2008)

Company
Third Year Reductions
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
2008
PFOA and Higher Homologues
51%
66%
51%
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2008
PFOA, PFOA Salts, and Higher Homologues
100%
100%
100%
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Ciba
2008
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
2008
PFOA and PFOA Salts
Not Applicable
Direct Precursors
Daikin
2008
PFOA
99%
99%
>25%
>80%
Precursors and Higher Homologues
>95%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
>90%
DuPont
2008
PFOA and PFOA Salts
99%
99%
96%
97%
Higher Homologues
None reported
Precursors
CBI
None reported
None reported
97%
Dyneon/3M
2008
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
100%
100%
Not Applicable
No Telomer Production
Precursors
No Precursor Production
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2008
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
36%
98%
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 2008)

Company
Third Year Reductions
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
2008
PFOA and Higher Homologues
CBI
Not Applicable
CBI
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2008
PFOA, PFOA Salts, and Higher Homologues
61%
54%
PFOA content in this product is negligible as compared to that in dispersions
Negligible as compared to precursors
Precursors
51%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
56%
Ciba
2008
PFOA
97.1% (total for emissions and product content)
Higher Homologues
97.5% (total for emissions and product content)
Precursors
Increase of 67.7% (total for emissions and product content)
Clariant
2008
PFOA and PFOA Salts
95%
None reported
None reported
60%
Direct Precursors
> 60%
None reported
None reported
61%
Daikin
2008
PFOA
>85%
> 95%
>60%
>80%
Precursors and Higher Homologues
>80%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
>80%
DuPont
2008
PFOA and PFOA Salts
96%
95%
100%
97%
Higher Homologues
None Reported
Precursors
None Reported
None Reported
None Reported
97%
Dyneon/3M
2008
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
93%
99%
0%
No Telomer Production
Precursors
No Precursor Production
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2008
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 Number represents global emissions of telomer manufacturing
b Number represents global emissions of telomer manufacturing.
c Number represents global emissions of telomer manufacturing
d Number reflects global emissions of telomer manufacturing.


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