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

Re: Use of acetone in reformulated products

Ravn, Tom (jtr@serigraph.com)
Tue, 4 May 1999 17:24:16 -0500

> ----------
> From: Ravn, Tom
> Reply To: printech-and-printreg@great-lakes.net
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 4:24 PM
> To: 'printech-and-printreg@great-lakes.net'
> Subject: Re: Use of acetone in reformulated products
>
> It is delisted as a VOC, but still remains a HAP to my knowledge, so it
> not
> a free lunch. It also is extreamly fast and highly flammable. People
> usig
> it should realize that they may experience insurance issues. Methyl
> acetate
> has also been delisted, but remains a HAP. It may be a better alternative
> than acetone.
>
> > ----------
> > From: Marcia Kinter[SMTP:marcik@sgia.org]
> > Reply To: printech-and-printreg@great-lakes.net
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 11:59 AM
> > To: printech-and-printreg@great-lakes.net
> > Subject: Use of acetone in reformulated products
> >
> > I do know that the US EPA has delisted acetone as a VOC which in turn
> > has encourged air districts as well as manufacturers to push its use.
> > Quite frankly, the delisting of acetone hindered the growing use of
> > alternative solvent products, since air districts often find it easier
> > to encourage the use of delisted solvents as the "alternative
> > product." While the use of acetone may indeed decrease the air
> > emissions, it often times increases the amount of hazardous waste
> > generated by a facility since acetone is a listed solvent under RCRA.
> >
> > My question -- I am beginning to see more acitivty by air districts
> > encouraging the use of acetone as an alternative. I had heard months
> > back that EPA was considering removing acetone from the list of exempt
> > compounds. Does anyone know if this is true? I would appreciate any
> > assistance or insight..
> >
> > Thanks.
> > Marci Kinter
> > SGIA International
> >
>

 

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