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RE: Increasing the Use of New Technology Coatings by Small Firms
- Subject: RE: Increasing the Use of New Technology Coatings by Small Firms
- From: "Illig, Richard" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 07:13:36 -0500
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- List-Name: p2tech
- Reply-To: "Illig, Richard" <email@example.com>
Through a non-regulatory site visit program we promote the application of
newer radiation-based technologies.
Low-interest p2e2 loans for small businesses (under 100 staff - 80% of costs
up to $50,000.00) will help cover costs to some degree.
P2E2 assessment grants (for small and/or permitted businesses - 80% of costs
up to $5000.00 and $15,000.00, respectively) are also available to help
evaluate facility-wide p2e2 opportunities when companies have a consultant
with which they prefer to work (aside from or in addition to the site visit
In Bethlehem PA, there is the Electrotechnology Application Center (ETAC
-www.etctr.com) which advances the application of radiation-cured coatings.
Through grants provided through the PADEP Air Quality Program small
businesses can more easily take advantage of the services.
Through the Pennsylvania Environmental Assistance Network (PEAN)(now may be
re-named KEAN - Keystone...) other Commonwealth service providers such as
PENNTAP, IRC/IMC, SBDC, DCED, and others can share information, make
referrals, and often promote the above services.
For more information visit the PADEP website at www.dep.state.pa.us. Most
of the information is addressed on the DEP P2E2 webpage - follow the above
link and in the "directLINK" type "pollution prevention".
Happy New Year One & All, Ric
From: MRothenberg@baaqmd.gov [mailto:MRothenberg@baaqmd.gov]
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 3:25 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; P2@ucsd.edu
Subject: Increasing the Use of New Technology Coatings by Small Firms
There have been continuing improvements in radiation-cured and powder
coating technologies and they are gaining increasing use in different
applications. They are an ideal P2 approach and, from an air pollution
perspective, may be able to provide greater reductions in VOC emissions
than would occur with the more standard coating approaches.
I've spoken with some people in coating industry organizations, to
how widespread is the use of these newer technologies, and was told
are gaining increasing support from larger firms. They have the
knowledge, skill, environmental interest and financial ability to
understand the benefits and buy the equipment needed for new or
replacement coating lines. However, a barrier exists regarding use of
those technologies by smaller firms: they may lack the large-firm
attributes, especially the financial one, and tend not to make the
With small-business issues as an impediment, ways need to be developed
that can help promote these more environmentally-benign technologies in
that industrial sector.
What incentive ideas do you have that could help overcome this barrier
(e.g., presentations of life cycle analysis data showing cost-payback
financial benefits for specific small-firm applications, subsidies to
replace old equipment, etc.)? Do you know of any government agencies
any level, or other organizations, that have successfully used specific
strategies with small firms, helping them overcome the barriers and
promoting more widespread use of the new technologies?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
San Francisco, CA