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IBM

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Circuit Board Photography

Industry: Electronics Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: CFC's

Location: Austin TX

No. of employees: 7000

Contact: Robert Tassan

Phone: (512) 838-6936



Description:

Since 1987 IBM has eliminated the use of ozone depleting chemicals (ODC) and methylene chloride. These chemicals were used in a photograpic process during the manufacture of printed wire boards. In addition use of methyl ethyl ketone has been cut in half.

Environmental Benefits:

The elimination of ODC amounts to a reduction in use of 181,000 pounds per year. Methylene chloride elimination accounts for a reduction in use of 145,000 pounds a year. The MEK reductions amount to 30,000 pounds a year.

Details of Reductions

Source: TCEQ
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