Re: common solvents

Marci Kinter (
Wed, 17 Apr 1996 08:45:05 -0400

I am not so sure about that. We just had a meeting on this issue, and
the topic of shipping came up. Let me check on this issue.

By the way, are any states out there regulating the transportation of
used shop towels under DOT regulations? I would be curious, since this
might turn into an impediment to using recycled, reusable towels.

> Thanks Marci.... my interest in determining at least generically what
> solvents would be typical from printing and/or screen operations on
> wipers is in the interest of advising someone about the impact of DOT
> hazardous material transportation regulations.
> It appears from your input, and others, that even non-soaked wipers with
> flammable solvent contamination would indeed be DOT regulated as
> "Solids, containing flammable liquids, n.o.s.".
> I have yet to find any towel rental laundry that makes this
> classification, yet am compelled to suggest to a client that they follow
> DOT HMR regulations. The printing wipers they currently clean are most
> assuredly "flammable solids", exhibiting flash points below 100 F.



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