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The identification and screening of lower toxicity solvents for contact adhesives, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives. 2017.
  Safer Adhesives Via Thiol-ene Chemistry. 2012.

Aerospace and Defense

Evaluation of Hexavalent Chromium Free Bond Primers for Aerospace and Defense Applications, Products Finishing, 2017.
  Lockheed Martin report on hex chrome free sealants - Phase II. 2015
  Research results for safer sealant alternatives. 2014
  Lockheed Martin report on hex chrome free sealants - Phase I.2014
  Hex chromium free sealants for defense and aerospace.2014 
  Assessment of safer sealant removers.2014 
  Evaluation for alternatives to hexavalent chromium sealants.2013
  Closed loop aqueous cleaning of mechanical parts, Lockheed Martin Defense Systems.1996
  Cyanide-based electroplating elimination: Northrup Grumman Corporation.1994

Liquid Chromatography

Designing Safer Solvents to Replace Methylene Chloride for Liquid Chromatography Applications Using Thin-Layer Chromatography as a Screening Tool
  Safer Solvent Blends for Food, Dye, and Environmental Analyses Using Reversed-Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography


Chemical alternatives assessment: Cleaning solutions formulations.2015
  Preliminary research report: Comparison of three methods of detecting residual microoganisms on a cleaned/disinfected surface.2013 
  Polysaccharide based surfactants as alternative to nonylphenol ethoxylates in laundry detergents.2012
  Closed loop aqueous cleaning.1995


Electronic products industry supply chain: Summary of four phases of research efforts for conversion to lead-free electronics. 2014
  Preparation of semi-conducting polymers colloids in aqueous dispersion for electrically active coatings.2013
  Evaluation of lead-free solders, halogen-free laminates, and nanomaterial surface finishes for assembly of printed circuit boards for high reliability applications, Journal of Surface Mount Technology, 2009.
  Nanoscale lead-free solders ("nasno-solders"): Synthesis, characterization, and reflow properties.2008
  Brooks Instrument, LLC. Lead-free electronics implementation.2008
  Phase III - Reliability testing results of surface mounted lead-free soldering materials and processes.2005
  Developing and analyzing lead-free soldering processes for printed wiring boards.2000
  Cupric chloride etch regeneration.1997
  Evaluation and implementation of no-clean solder paste for surface mount technology: with a focus on small contract manufacturers.1997 
  Reclamation of nitric acid from solder strip.1995
  Arsine source replacement for the growth of gallium arsenide via MOCVD.1993
  Health and safety impacts of citrus-based terpenes in printed circuit board cleaning.1993 
  The use of enzymatic and aqueous electrochemical polymerization of phenol and amphyphilic alkyl tyrosine based derivatives as environmentally benign coatings.2002
  Supercritical fluid extraction cleaner applications.1994
  Elimination of ozone depleting chemicals at M/A-Com, Inc.1993



Flame Retardants

Sustainable routes to non-halogenated flame retardants based on phenolic monomers.2009 
  Alternative fire extinguishing agents.1994

Greener Plastics

Preliminary studies on the plasticization of polylactic acid.2007
  Green(er) PVC: the development of lead and phthalate-free nanocomposite formulations with practical utility.2007
  Evaluation of the interactions between supercritical carbon dioxide and polymeric materials.1994
  Solvent reduction technologies: Macromeric surfactants in emulsion polymerization.1993
  Styrene use in Massachusetts.1993
  Supercritical carbon dioxide as a cleaning solvent.1992
  Biological synthesis of chemicals and materials: Production of substituted para-polyphenylene.1992
  Toxics use reduction from product inception: Naturally derived PGA.1992


Diffusion dialysis and acid recovery in metal operations.2001
  Development and testing of biosurfactants in aqueous metal cleaning applications.1997
  Use of an ultrafilteration unit in a closed loop aqueous cleaning system.1997
  Evaluation of alternatives to chlorinated solvents for metal cleaning.1996
  Alternative equipment for bulk degreasing and abrasive blasting operations: Beloit Fiber Systems.1995  
  Cyanide reduction in bright stripping using an electrolytic process.1994
  A biological process to make water soluble ionic polymers: poly (glutamic acid), production and isolation.1993 


Natural 'green' dyes for the textile industry.2003 
  Integration of pollution prevention and occupational health and safety.2000
  Demonstration of Printwise: a 'near zero' lithographic ink and blanket wash system.1997
  Implementation of ISO 14001 at the Acushnet Rubber Company.1997 
  Toxics use reduction through process improvement, substitution and integral recycling.1996
  Supercritical fluids as substitutes for dry cleaning solvents: Evaluation of enzyme activity for stain removal.1995
  Formaldehyde use reduction in mortuaries.1994
  Blanket wash technology study.1994
  Synthesis of silicon carbide fibers.1993
  Substitution case study: Alternatives to solvent and petroleum-based inks.1993 

Coating Removal

Removing Acrylic Conformal Coating with Safer Solvents for Re-Manufacturing Electronics. 2021
  Assessment of Safer and Effective Alternatives for Coating Removal Products. 2020.
  Assessment of Safer and Effective Alternatives to Methylene Chloride for Paint Stripping Products

Resins, Coatings

Reducing use of styrene monomer in unsaturated polyster resins.2013
  High performance Bisphenol A (BPA)-free epoxy resins.2013
  Alternative formaldehyde-free particleboard composition based on epoxidized vegetable oils.2009
  Cleaning urethane, ink and paint manufacturing vessels.1997 
  Electron beam curing of polymers in coating processes, Metallized Products Inc.1996
  VOC lacquer replacement for wood finishing.1994
  Substitution case study: Alternative to solvent-based paints.1993

Wire and Cable 


Improved lead-free wire and cable insulation performance using nanocomposites.2006
  Assessing the electrical properties of alternative wire and cable coatings: Metallocene EPDM.2004
  Environmentally benign resins and additives, for use in the wire and cable industry.2003
  Environmental, health and safety issues in the coated wire and cable industry.2002 
  Elimination of acid and lead on wire strand annealing and galvanizing, Riverdale Mills Corp.2000