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2012 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 2006.

2012 Company Progress Reports

All eight companies submitted their progress reports by October 30, 2012. The submissions are presented in PDF file format and are linked from the company name. See the 2012 progress reports and summary tables below.

EPA's Summary Tables for 2012 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 2012 Summary Tables here (PDF). (4 pp, 83.9 kb)

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 Fifth 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
2011
PFOA and Higher Homologues
>1,000 - 4,000
(> 0.0001 0.0005)
0
>5 - 20
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2011
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
0
Not Applicable
0
0
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
BASF
(Ciba)
2011
PFOA and Higher Homologues
0
0
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
0
Precursors
0
0
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
0
Clariant
2011
PFOA and PFOA salts
Not Applicable

Direct
Precursors

Daikin
2011
PFOA
<25
Not reported
<2.5
<2.5
<0.5 kg
Precursors and Higher Homologues
<50
Not reported
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
CBI
DuPont
2011
PFOA and PFOA Salts
261
None reported
6
3
14 kga
Higher Homologues
None Reported
None reported
None reported
Precursors
CBI
None reported
None reported
None reported
< 3 kga
Dyneon/3M
2011
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
0
0
0
0
Not Applicable
Precursors
0
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2011
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
0
0
<10
<5
Not Applicable
Precursors

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

Company Fifth 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
2011
PFOA and Higher Homologues
> 1,000 - 4,000
>0.001 - 0.005
Not Applicable
> 50 - 100
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2011
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
237
For FP Production: 
< 1kg/100kg
Not Applicable
0.08
Negligible compared to precursors
Precursors
468
For Telomer Production:
<1 kg/100kg
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Average 50% (range: 0-100%)
BASF
(Ciba)
2011
PFOA and Higher Homologues
36.7
8.9E-05
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
4.1b
Precursors
0
0
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
544b
Clariant
2011
PFOA and PFOA Salts
2
For Telomer Production: <5.0E-7
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
2.6 kg
Direct Precursors
<2
For Telomer Production: <5.0E-7
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
52 kg
Daikin
2011
PFOA
<500
Not reported
<100
<25
<2.5 kg
Precursors and Higher Homologues
<200
Not reported
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
CBI
DuPont
2011
PFOA and PFOA salts
556
None Reported
6
0
See Table 1c
Higher homologues
None Reported
None Reported
None Reported
Precursors
None Reported
None Reported
None Reported
None Reported
See Table 1c
Dyneon/3M
2011
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
0
0
0
0
Not Applicable
Precursors
0
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2011
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 2010)

Company
Fifth 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
2011
PFOA and Higher Homologues
89%
100%
96%
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2011
PFOA, PFOA Salts, and Higher Homologues
100%
100%
100%
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
BASF
(Ciba)
2011
PFOA and Higher Homologues
100%
100%
100%
Not Applicable
Precursors
100%
100%
100%
Not Applicable
Clariant
2011
PFOA and PFOA Salts
Not Applicable
Direct Precursors
Daikin
2011
PFOA
>97.5%
>97.5%
>90%
>95%
Precursors and Higher Homologues
>97.5%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
>95%
DuPont
2011
PFOA and PFOA Salts
99%
99.4%
99%
97%a
Higher Homologues
None Reported
None reported
Direct Precursors
CBI
None reported
None reported
97%a
Dyneon/3M
2011
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
100%
100%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Precursors
No Precursor Production
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2011
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
100%
99%
99%
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 2010)

Company
Fifth 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
2011
PFOA and Higher Homologues
CBI
Not Applicable
CBI
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2011
PFOA, PFOA Salts, and Higher Homologues
98%
100%
PFOA content in this product is negligible as compared to that in dispersions
Negligible as compared to precursors
Precursors
88%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
88%
BASF
(Ciba)
2011
PFOA and Higher Homologues
68%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
>99%
Precursors
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
(54%)d
Clariant
2011
PFOA and PFOA Salts
60%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
57%
Direct Precursors
>80%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
58%
Daikin
2011
PFOA
>97.5%
>97.5%
>97.5%
>90%
Precursors and Higher Homologues
> 95%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
> 95%
DuPont
2011
PFOA and PFOA Salts
97%
99.5%
100%
See Table 3e
Higher Homologues
None Reported
Precursors
CBI
None Reported
None Reported
See Table 3e
Dyneon/3M
2011
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
100%
100%
100%
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2011
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable

aGlobal number regional data are CBI
bValues reported on wet basis
cGlobal number reported in table 1
dIn 2011 the ratio of products changed such that those products containing lower concentrations of precursors were produced at a proportionately lower rate. This caused the overall % of precursors in product content to actually increase, even though production of all products in total continued to decrease.
eGlobal number reported in table 3

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