Printech Archive, February, 1998
Design for the Environment principles


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From: Wayne Pferdehirt (pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu)
Date: Fri Feb 13 1998 - 14:27:58 CST


This is not directly printing related, but because of the interest
and participation by many members of this list in the EPA DFE
Program, I thought this might be of interest.
-Wayne

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EPA AND ANDERSON CHEMICAL SIGN AGREEMENT TO DEVELOP
NEW DETERGENTS UNDER DESIGN FOR ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM

EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) recently signed
a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Anderson Chemical Co.,
Litchfield, Minn., to develop and promote laundry detergents with
minimized environmental impacts for institutional cleaners. Under the
MOU, EPA will provide technical advice and support in the development
of these products for Anderson Chemical's "Total Impact Program."
Specifically, Anderson Chemical Co. has agreed to formulate products
based on chemistries that use no alkali; incorporate a neutral pH
detergent enhanced with natural enzyme systems and surfactants that
biodegrade; and use oxygen-based bleaching systems and biodegradable
softeners. Additional environmental benefits associated with the
products include increased water and energy efficiencies and extended
fabric life. As part of its agreement with EPA, Anderson also has
agreed to enhance its environmental stewardship program with its
customers. The voluntary agreement was established under EPA's Design
for the Environment (DfE) program. EPA's DfE program engages several
industry sectors, including institutional and industrial laundries,
garment care, automotive refinishing, electronics and printing. For
more information on the DfE programs, contact www.epa.gov/dfe or call
202-260-3374.


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