Potential SSP Perfluorooctanoic Acid Related Fluoropolymer Materials Obsolescence
- Segars, Matt G.
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- The Shuttle Environmental Assurance Initiative (SEA) has identified a potential for the Space Shuttle Program (SSP) to incur materials obsolescence issues due to agreements between the fluoro-chemical industry and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to participate in a Global Stewardship Program for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). This presentation will include discussions of the chemistry, regulatory drivers, affected types of fluoropolymer and fluoroelastomer products, timeline for reformulations, and methodology for addressing the issue. It will cover the coordination of assessment efforts with the International Space Station and Head Quarters Air Force Space Command, along with some examples of impacted materials. The presentation is directed at all members of the international aerospace community concerned with identifying potential environmentally driven materials obsolescence issues.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20070002699.
International Workshop on Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Development; 1-2 Nov. 2006; Colorado Springs, CO; United States.
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