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Assessing and Managing Chemicals under TSCA

2010/2015 PFOA Stewardship Program - 2014 Annual Progress Reports

Background

As part of their commitment to the 2010/2015 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.

EPA's Summary Tables for 2014 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 2014 Summary Tables.

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
2013
PFOA and Higher Homologues
>500 - 2,000
> 0.0001 – 0.0005
0
>5 - 20
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2013
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
0
Not Applicable
0
0
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
BASF
(Ciba)
2013
PFOA and Higher Homologues
Not Applicable
 
 
 
 
 
Precursors
Clariant
2013
PFOA and PFOA salts
Not Applicable

Direct
Precursors

Daikin
2013
PFOA
0
0
0
0
0
Precursors and Higher Homologues
0
0
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
0
DuPont
2013
PFOA and PFOA Salts
90
None reported
2
2
9 kg1
Higher Homologues
None reported
None reported
None reported
Precursors
CBI
None reported
None reported
None reported
< 8 kg1
Dyneon/3M
2013
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
0
0
0
0

No Telomer Production

Precursors
0
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2013
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
0
0
<2
<1 ppb
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
2013
PFOA and Higher Homologues
> 500 - 2,000
>0.0003 - 0.0008
Not Applicable
> 25 - 75
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2013
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
20.1
For FP Production: 
< 1kg/100kg
0
18
Negligible compared to precursors
Precursors
0
For Telomer Production <1 kg/100 kg
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Average 50% (range: 0-100%)
BASF
(Ciba)
2013
PFOA and Higher Homologues
Not Applicable
 
 
 
 
 
Precursors
Clariant
2013
PFOA and PFOA Salts
1.0
None reported
None reported
None reported
<1 kg
Direct Precursors
<1.5
None reported
None reported
None reported
<7 kg
Daikin
2013
PFOA
Not reported
Precursors and Higher Homologues
DuPont
2013
PFOA and PFOA salts
45
None Reported
1
0
See Note2
Higher homologues
None Reported
None Reported
None Reported
Precursors

CBI

None Reported
None Reported
None Reported
See Note2
Dyneon/3M
2013
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
0
0
0
0
No Telomer Production
Precursors
0
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2013
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 2012)

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
2013
PFOA and Higher Homologues
91%
100%
96%
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2013
PFOA, PFOA Salts, and Higher Homologues
100%
100%
100%
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
BASF
(Ciba)
2013
PFOA and Higher Homologues
 
100%
Precursors
Clariant
2013
PFOA and PFOA Salts
Not Applicable
Direct Precursors
Daikin
2013
PFOA
100%
100%
>100%
100%
Precursors and Higher Homologues
100%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
>99%
DuPont
2013
PFOA and PFOA Salts
99.8%
99%
99%
99%3
 
Higher Homologues
None Reported
Precursors
CBI
None reported
None reported
98%3
Dyneon/3M
2013
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
100%
100%
Not Applicable
No Telomer Production
Precursors
No Precursor Production
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2013
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
>99.999%
>99.999%
>99.999%
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 2012)
 

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
2013
PFOA and Higher Homologues
CBI
Not Applicable
CBI
Not Applicable
 
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2013
PFOA, PFOA Salts, and Higher Homologues
99.8%
100%
99.9%
Negligible as compared to precursors
Precursors
100%
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
100%
BASF
(Ciba)
2013
PFOA and Higher Homologues
 
100%
Precursors
Clariant
2013
PFOA and PFOA Salts
>80%
None reported
None reported
90%
Direct Precursors
>85%
None reported
None reported
94%
Daikin
2013
PFOA

Not Reported

Precursors and Higher Homologues
DuPont
2013
PFOA and PFOA Salts
99.8%
99.9%
100%
See Note4
Higher Homologues
None Reported
Precursors
CBI
None Reported
None Reported
See Note4
Dyneon/3M
2013
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
100%
100%
100%
No Telomer Production
Precursors
No Precursor Production
Solvay Solexis, Inc.
2013
PFOA, PFOA salts and Higher Homologues
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable

1Global number – regional data are CBI
2Global number – reported in Table 1
3Global number – regional data are CBI
4Global number reported in table 3