CTSA: Notice, Preface, and Acknowledgements
This document has been reviewed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and approved for publication. The information contained here was developed by the EPA Design for The Environment (DfE) Program's Lithographic Printing Partnership in collaboration with partners from the printing industry and the University of Tennessee. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not imply endorsement or recommendation for use. Information on cost and product usage was provided by individual product vendors and was not independently corroborated by EPA.
Discussion of federal environmental statutes is intended for information purposes only; this is not an official guidance document and should not be relied upon by companies to determine applicable regulations.
A draft of the Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment: Lithographic Blanket Washes was released for public comment in July 1996. A Federal Register Notice of Availability for Comment was published August 7, 1996, establishing a 45-day comment period. Written comments were received from three parties. These comments were reviewed and incorporated as appropriate.
The following members of the U.S. EPA staff are primarily responsible for the information collected in this document:
|Stephanie Bergman||Jed Meline||David Fuhs|
| Robert Boethling
| Susan Krueger
This document was prepared under EPA Contract 68-D2-0064, Work Assignment 4-07, by ICF Incorporated of Fairfax, VA, under the direction of Roberta Wedge. The EPA Work Assignment Manager was Jed Meline.
The Performance Demonstration was conducted by Abt Associates of Cambridge, MA, under the direction of Cheryl Keenan.
Any questions or comments regarding this document should be addressed to:
Design for the Environment Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street, SW (7406)
Washington, DC 20460
This document is designed to be the repository for the technical information developed through the DFE Lithographic Printing Partnership. A summary booklet intended for printing industry professionals has been developed entitled Solutions for Lithographic Printers: An Evaluation of Substitute Blanket Washes (EPA/744-F-96-009) that captures much of this information in a simpler, more user-friendly format. It is available from the Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse at the address listed below.
Other documents developed through the DfE Lithographic Printing Partnership include:
- Lithographic Printing Partnership Fact Sheet (EPA/744-F-95-005)
- Solutions for Lithographic Printers: An Evaluation of Substitute Blanket Washes (EPA/744-F-96-009)
- Managing Solvents and Wipes, Lithographic Printing Partnership Case Study #1 (EPA/744-K-93-001)
- Working Together for Pollution Prevention, Lithographic Printing Partnership Case Study #2 (EPA/744-F-96-001)
- Substitute Blanket Washes-Making Them Work, Lithographic Printing Partnership Bulletin #1 (EPA/744-F-96-002)
- Workplace Practices Make the Difference, Lithographic Printing Partnership Bulletin #2 (EPA/744-F-96-008)
- Vegetable Ester Substitute Blanket Washes, Lithographic Printing Partnership Bulletin #3 (EPA/744-F-96-014)
- A Worksheet to Help You Choose a Better Blanket Wash, Lithographic Printing Partnership Bulletin #4 (EPA/744-F-96-015)
To obtain any of these documents or for further information about the DfE Program contact:
EPA's Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (7407-T)
Washington, DC 20460-0001
Electronic mail: email@example.com
A special thanks is extended to Thomas Purcell, formerly with the Printing Industries of America (PIA), Mark Nuzzaco of the Environmental Conservation Board of the Graphics Communications Industry (ECB), Stu McMichael of Custom Print in Arlington, VA, and Bob Peters of the Sun Chemical Company, for their extensive efforts on behalf of the Design for the Environment Lithographic Printing Partnership.
This document was also developed in cooperation with the University of Tennessee Center for Clean Products and Clean Technologies; much gratitude to Lori Kincaid and Dean Menke for their active participation and useful advice.
We appreciate the efforts of the Technical Review Team for their helpful comments and reviews of individual segments of this document as well as the completed draft.
| Mr. Buck Burgess
Former Plant Supervisor
Mr. James G. Crawford
Mr. Francis Del Bianco
Mr. C.R. Gasparrini
Mr. Carl Gierke
Ms. Debbie Hoppe
Mr. Paul Jadrich
Mr. Gary Jones
Ms. Lori Kincaid
| Mr. Barry Kronman
Executive Vice President
Mr. Gary F. Legrand
Mr. John MacPhee
Mr. Rick Principato
Mr. Richard P. Rodgers
Mr. Dennis Ryan
Mr. Karl Shoettle
Mr. Rudy Valenta
Ms. Catherine Zeman
We would like to thank the suppliers for their participation in the Design for the Environment Lithographic Printing Partnership. These companies donated the products and the necessary information to make this assessment possible. These suppliers can be contacted through the information given below.
| AM Multigraphics
Mr. William Murphy
1800 W. Central Rd.
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Phone: (847) 375-1700
Ashland Chemical, Inc.
Dupont Printing and Publishing
Environmental Scientific, Inc.
Environmental Solvents Corp.
Fine Organics Corporation
HMI Environmental Products
Hurst Graphics, Inc.
Inland Technology, Inc.
| Mac Dermid, Inc.
Mr. Brad Miller
245 Freight Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (202) 575-5629
Printex Products Corporation
Prisco/Printers' Service, Inc.
RBP Chemical Corporation
Tower Products, Inc.
Unichema International, N.A.
PARTICIPATING PRINTING COMPANIES
The performance demonstration was successful due to the voluntary participation and cooperation of lithographic printing facilities. Thanks to the following PIA affiliates for helping identify participating printing companies.
Stig Bolgen, Printing Industries of New England
John Harkins, Printing and Graphic Communication Association
Art Stowe, Printing Industries of Maryland
| Alden-Hauk, Inc.
Mr. Tony Impemba
68 Vine Street
Everett, MA 02149
Arthur Blank & Co.
Blue Hill Press
Cavanaugh Press, Inc.
Chesapeake Photo Engraving
Colortone Press, Centre Point II
D.S. Graphics, Inc.
Economy Printing Company
Finch Engraving Co., Inc.
| Hamilton Printing
Mr. Robert Hamilton
549 Park Avenue
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Lavingne Press, Inc.
Printing by Yazge
PS Graphics Inc.
Queen City Printers, Inc.
W.E. Andrews Company
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