Zero Waste Logo The Zero Wate Network the University of Texas at Arlington Center for Environmental Excellence Environmental Training Institute Logo  

Join Us on:

Social Network Nav Bar

Lean and P2 Workshops

June 6-9, 2016

December 6-8, 2016




Environmental Management Systems Workshops

South Houston, TX
01/12/16 - 01/15/16

Austin, TX
03/08/16 - 03/11/16

Arlington, TX
05/10/16 - 05/13/16

San Antonio, TX
08/02/16 - 08/05/16

Oklahoma City, Ok
09/27/16 - 09/30/16



Case Study Database

           Add Story    |    Search Case Studies    |   


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

SHEP Shield
Health and

ERP Shield

ESP Shield

EMP Shield

Attend a workshop and
earn credits toward a
Professional Certification



The Zero Waste Network is one of eight Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange P2RxCenters , serving as a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest). We are a proud member of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.

National P2 Roundtable Logo