Emission Factors

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Based on an extensive European waste water testing campaign conducted in cooperation with the chemical manufacturers, an extensive and representative set of data has been generated and used to generate new emission factors for waste water that more appropriately represent the rubber industry. These new figures represent a significant achievement for the rubber industry and help REACH registrants in particular to demonstrate safe use of chemicals in the rubber industry.

The quality and validity of this work has been recognised by an extensive assessment conducted at European level by the German Federal Ministry of Environment:


“ETRMA has documented the outcome of the evaluation in a transparent way. A scientifically sound approach had been chosen and transparent documentation is provided. It is seen as a good way of deriving emission factors and as a good practise example.”

German Federal Ministry of the Environment, UBA, April 2011