Case Study

Case Study - Fuel Tanks

HDPE Fuel Tanks with Reduced Emissions
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CHALLENGE

Regulations from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limit the allowable permeation of fuel through plastic fuel tanks used in portable fuel containers and small-engine fuel tanks. These regulations impact lawn mowers, tractors, string trimmers, all-terrain vehicles, and numerous other products largely utilizing HDPE fuel tanks.

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A LARGE NUMBER OF FUEL TANKS ACHIEVED COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT CARB AND EPA PERMEATION REGULATIONS THANKS TO FLUORINATION BARRIER TREATMENT BY INHANCE TECHNOLOGIES.

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PROCESS / COLLABORATION

Off-road and hand-held fuel tank molders and their OEM customers, seeking ways to enable continued use of HDPE, approached Inhance Technologies for assistance.

SOLUTION

A large number of products achieved compliance with current CARB and EPA permeation regulations thanks to plastic fuel tanks treated by Inhance Technologies.

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