Although new paint products and technologies have been developed, the sector of paint application still contributes substantially to total volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Recent environmental legislation, especially the EU Solvent Emission Directive 1999/13/EC and its transposition into national law, coming into force in 2007, will have an important influence on the sector structure and the associated supply chain, especially for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This paper summarises a comprehensive scenario analysis to explore possible future trajectories for the sector. The main focus is on paint application activities, considering in particular the consequences of new environmentally friendly products and technologies which can be used by SMEs. Four different scenarios representing possible future states of the sector are evaluated, taking into account environmental, technical and socio-economic aspects along the associated supply chain and life cycle. The scenarios allow the formulation of recommendations and guidelines for policy makers and industries. This example confirms that interdisciplinary scenario analysis is a suitable approach to investigate possible future development of an industrial sector. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Autori:||GELDERMANN J; SCHOLLENBERGER H; RENTZ O; HUPPES G; MAY T; VAN OERS L; FRANCE C; NEBEL B; CLIFT R; LIPKOVA A; S. SAETTA; DESIDERI U|
|Titolo:||An integrated scenario analysis for the metal coating sector|
|Anno del prodotto:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.techfore.2006.12.002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|