Printech Archive, May, 1999: Re: Use of acetone in reformulated products

Re: Use of acetone in reformulated products
Tue, 4 May 1999 13:39:48 EDT


I share your concern on the growing use of acetone as a VOC exempt solvent. I
am not sure that vaporous acetone in the atmosphere is included in the
hazardous waste definition. I do know that it is extremely flammable and
explosive. No reputable chemical plant will use it as a solvent for those
reasons As a solvent in the hands of painters, printers, et al, with limited
knowledge of the hazards and with limited safeguards, it becomes all the
more dangerous. I have been seeking someone in the EPA with authority to deal
with these problems....without success.



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