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2011 Annual Progress Reports

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The eight companies participating in the 2010/15 PFOA Stewardship Program have submitted their fifth annual progress reports, showing they are on track to meet their commitment to phase out emissions and use of long-chain perfluorinated chemicals, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), by the end of 2015.

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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.

2011 Company Progress Reports

All eight companies submitted their progress reports by October 30, 2011. The submissions are presented in PDF file format and are linked from the company name. See the 2011 progress reports and summary tables below.

EPA's Summary Tables for 2011 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 2011 Summary Tables here (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 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
2010
PFOA and Higher Homologues
>1,000 - 10,000
(> 0.0001 0.001)
0
>5 - 25
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2010
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
0
Not Applicable
0
0
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable

BASF
(Ciba)

2010
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
2010
PFOA and PFOA salts
Not Applicable

Direct
Precursors

Daikin
2010
PFOA
<50
Not reported
<5
<5
<1 kg
Precursors and Higher Homologues
<50
Not reported
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
CBI
DuPont
2010
PFOA and PFOA Salts
319
None reported
8
4
11 kg
globally
Higher Homologues
None Reported
None reported
None reported
Precursors
CBI
None reported
None reported
None reported
< 3 kg
globally
Dyneon/3M
2010
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
0
0
0
0
No Telomer Production
Precursors
0
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2010
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
>100- 1,000
0.000035
<10 ppm
<5 ppm
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
2010
PFOA and Higher Homologues
> 1,000 - 10,000
For FP Production: (> 0.1 - 1) kg / 100 kg
Not Applicable
> 50 - 100
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2010
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
369
For FP Production: 
< 1kg/100kg
10-100
18
Negligible compared to precursors
Precursors
1,122
For Telomer Production:
<1 kg/100kg
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Average 50% (range: 0-100%)
BASF
(Ciba)
2010
PFOA
9.5 kg (total for emissions and product content)
Higher Homologues
8.2 kg (total for emissions and product content)
Precursors
832.8 kg (total for emissions and product content)
Clariant
2010
PFOA and PFOA Salts
0.5
< 0.00000015
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
1.9 kg
Direct Precursors
1.5
< 0.00000075
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
45 kg
Daikin
2010
PFOA
<1,000
Not reported
<100
< 50
< 5kg
Precursors and Higher Homologues
< 3700
Not reported
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
CBI
DuPont
2010
PFOA and PFOA salts
755
None Reported
8
0
11 kg
globally
Higher homologues
None Reported
None Reported
None Reported
Precursors
CBI
None Reported
None Reported
None Reported
< 3 kg
globally
Dyneon/3M
2010
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
0
For FP Production:
< 1 kg / 100 kg
0
3
No Telomer Production
Precursors
0
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2010
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
2010
PFOA and Higher Homologues
83%
100%
94%
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2010
PFOA, PFOA Salts, and Higher Homologues
100%
100%
100%
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
BASF
(Ciba)
2010
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
2010
PFOA and PFOA Salts
Not Applicable
Direct Precursors
Daikin
2010
PFOA
95%
95%
>85%
>90%
Precursors and Higher Homologues
>95%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
>95%
DuPont
2010
PFOA and PFOA Salts
99%
99%
99%
98% globally
Higher Homologues
None reported
Precursors
CBI
None reported
None reported
97% globally
Dyneon/3M
2010
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
100%
100%
Not Applicable
No Telomer Production
Precursors
No Precursor Production
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2010
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
97.26%
99%
97%
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
2010
PFOA and Higher Homologues
CBI
Not Applicable
CBI
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2010
PFOA, PFOA Salts, and Higher Homologues
96%
98%
PFOA content in this product is negligible as compared to that in dispersions
Negligible as compared to precursors
Precursors
72%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
73%
BASF
(Ciba)
2010
PFOA
97.9% (total for emissions and product content)
Higher Homologues
97.8% (total for emissions and product content)
Precursors
Increase of 1.9% (total for emissions and product content)
Clariant
2010
PFOA and PFOA Salts
90%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
70%
Direct Precursors
> 75%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
64%
Daikin
2010
PFOA
> 95%
> 95%
> 95%
> 85%
Precursors and Higher Homologues
> 95%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
> 95%
DuPont
2010
PFOA and PFOA Salts
96%
99%
100%
98% globally
Higher Homologues
None Reported
Precursors
CBI
None Reported
None Reported
97% globally
Dyneon/3M
2010
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
100%
100%
100%
No Telomer Production
Precursors
No Precursor Production
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2010
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable

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