On June 22, 2022, the Environmental Protection Administration of Taiwan released the revised “Air pollution control and emission standard of volatile organic compounds for tape manufacturing industry”. The term “tape” used in the standard refers to products with an adhesive function that are manufactured by mixing adhesives or release agents with VOC-containing solvents, coating on a substrate, and then drying and curing it. In this revision, the application scope is revised to target manufacturers that the annual use of VOC-containing raw materials reaches 25 tons or more.
Revisions of application scope
- Prior to the revision, it was stipulated that if the annual permitted use of raw materials containing volatile organic compounds reaches to 50 tons or more, the manufacturers will subject to the standard, while under the revised standard, the manufacturers will subject to the standard if the annual use* of VOC-containing raw materials reaches 25 tons or more.
(*)According to the definition in the Article 2 of the standard, the annual use is the total sum of the maximum permitted design volume of each raw material listed in the stationary pollutant source operating permit multiplied by the weight percentage of the VOC component of each raw material.