Printech Archives, September 1997: Re: VOC - 95% Retention

Re: VOC - 95% Retention

Gary Jones
Wed, 17 Sep 1997 16:14:44 -0400 (EDT)

This in response to the issue of the 95% ink oil retention in newsprint.
Based on my experience, almost all state agencies have accepted the 95%
retention of ink oil in newsprint. The state of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania,
Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Kansas, and Missouri have acknowledged the
retention in either policy documents or RACT rules. EPA has acknowledged it
in the November 1993 draft CTG for Offset Lithography. In addition, a study
conducted by Battelle Memorial Institute measured 97% retention of ink oil
in newsprint.

If the requestor needs copies of this material, please let me know.

Gary Jones



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