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Electronic Materials Initiative For Waste Reduction

Objective

Disposal of waste materials has partly caused acceptance problems for new plants as well as for the extension of existing plants. To minimise such dependencies, improved concepts for waste management are urgently required.

The project will analyse the current state of the art at IC/PCB manufacturers and chemical suppliers as well as technical, legal and economic aspects and new demands for chemicals.

Technical aspects will be investigated to characterise all kinds of waste, reprocessing technologies and safe transport. A comprehensive series of trace analysis will be needed to clearly evaluate reuse and reprocssing techniques.

Economic aspects are to be considered with respect to waste removal and reprocessing/reuse. This comparison will include all costs, such as the investment cost of electronic and chemicals manufacturing and the costs of transport and storage.

Consideration of legal aspects has to show whether all reasonable technical solutions can be practised and whether modifications of current waste handling laws should be initiated.

Through these investigations a new model for waste reduction will be derived, improving environmental acceptance of electronic manufacturing by intensified industrial cooperation.

Coordinator

Hoechst AG
Address
Brüningstraße
65926 Frankfurt Am Main
Germany

Participants (6)

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Nobelstrasse 12
70569 Stuttgart
IBM Deutschland GmbH
Germany
Address
Pascalstraße 100
70569 Stuttgart
IBM France SA
France
Address
Tour Descartes
92066 Paris La Défense
Laporte/Soprelec
United Kingdom
Address
Kingsway
LU4 8EW Luton
PHILIPS COMPONENTS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Hurksestraat, 9218
5600 MD Eindhoven
UHDE GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRAENKTER HAFTUNG
Germany
Address
Friedrich Uhde-straße 15
44141 Dortmund