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Main Title: Product carbon footprint in polymer processing – A practical application
Author(s): Khripko, Diana
Schlüter, Alexander
Rosano, Michele
Hesselbach, Jens
Type: Conference Object
Language: English
Language Code: en
Is Part Of: 10.14279/depositonce-3753
Abstract: Light weight and synthetic polymer materials form the physical basis of many products across various applications worldwide. Given their reliance on fossil fuel inputs, this increases the importance of environmental assessment in the polymer industry. The energy intensity of plastics manufacturing and processing and the associated high embodied energy of polymer products warrants further investigation. The Carbon Footprint (CFP) methodology enables the estimation of the GHG emissions associated with polymer production. It quantifies the greenhouse gases released from polymer processing. An existing mid-sized polymer processing factory is utilised as a case study in this analysis. In addition, this study provides the data necessary for reviewing energy efficiency measures by estimating their value within CFP analysis. It also identifies the different strengths and weaknesses of the CFP approach. The analysis could then be used in plastics industry ‘green’ decision making.
URI: urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus4-73313
Issue Date: 2013
Date Available: 6-Nov-2015
DDC Class: 670 Industrielle Fertigung
Subject(s): Energy efficiency
Life cycle assessment
Plastics industry
Sustainable manufacturing
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Proceedings Title: Innovative solutions : proceedings / 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, Berlin, Germany, 23rd - 25th September, 2013
Publisher: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
Publisher Place: Berlin
Page Start: 284
Page End: 289
Notes: Part of: Seliger, Günther (Ed.): Innovative solutions : proceedings / 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, Berlin, Germany, 23rd - 25th September, 2013. - Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, 2013. - ISBN 978-3-7983-2609-5 (online). - - pp. 284-289.
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