Printech Archives, October 1997: Heavy Metal Content in Inks

Heavy Metal Content in Inks

Karen Seeh (
Thu, 09 Oct 1997 18:54:55 -0400

I received an inquiry from a woman in Bogota, Columbia who is
looking for a method to evaluate heavy metal content in printing inks. Her
note is attached below. I haven't been able to track down anything at
EPA on this "norm FW846" that she mentions.

Does anyone have information on such an evaluation method that they
could either provide to her or let her know where she might find it? If so,
her contact information is listed below.


>Dear Ms. Seeh.
>We are working in environmental impact caused by printing industries.
>Now, we are developing a national quality norm for inks, and we are
>looking for a method to evaluate hazardous metal contain in inks. We
>have known about the "norm" FW846, developed by EPA about this

>We would appreciate you send us some information; this is very
>important for the advance of the work we are doing.
>Thanks in advance for your help.

Marcela Medina



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