Printech Archive, April, 1999: EPA Method 24A

EPA Method 24A

Lovensheimer, Betsy (
Tue, 27 Apr 1999 07:23:00 -0700

We are Pennsylvania printer using both lithography and screen printing methods.

We are in the process of getting our Title V permit. The PA DEP has placed a
condition in our draft permit to "Test each new batch of ink, adhesive and
solvent for density and VOC content by using EPA Method 24A". I am wondering
the following of other printers:

Does anyone else have this condition in their permit (either in PA or other

If so, who performs the test (supplier or you)?

What type of costs have you or do you expect to incur due to this requirement?

What is the difference between Method 24 and Method 24A?

Can EPA method 24A be performed successfully on Litho Inks and solvents?



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