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Texas Eastman

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Adhesive Manufacturing

Industry: Chemical Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: Process Chemicals

Substance: Resins

Location: Longview, Harrison County TX

No. of employees: 2700

Contact: Glenn Phillips

Phone: (903) 237-5349


Texas Eastman produces resins marketed under the trade name Eastotac, which is used in a variety of hot melt adhesive and ink formulations. From time to time, non-specification material is produced. This material is unsuitable for disposal in the incinerator and was being sent to landfills at an average rate of 500,000 pounds per year. A system was installed to rework the non-specification material back into the Eastotac process and refine it into an acceptable product. The system included a bag dumping station for unloading material, a mix tank for dissolving the product in a solvent, a conveying system to move the product from the bag drop to the mixing tank and a pump. The total cost of the system was $435,000

Environmental Benefits:

Reduction of 500,000 pounds a year of waste going to a landfill.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

The cost savings from resale of the recovered product is $360,000 a year with an additional savings of $35,000 a year from decreased disposal fees.

Source: TCEQ

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