CTSA - Chapter 1: Introduction
This chapter introduces the Design for the Environment (DfE) Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment (CTSA) for the lithographic printing industry. Section 1.1 contains background materials on the project, partners involved in the project, and the methodologies and assumptions used to create this CTSA. Section 1.2 discusses general aspects of the lithographic printing industry, such as what types of products are printed, how they are printed, and how the printing presses are washed. Section 1.3 discusses both traditional blanket washes and alternative blanket washes, and includes details on prices of the washes. Section 1.4 reviews the blanket wash market. Lists of blanket wash manufacturers and typical blanket wash components are presented. Section 1.5 describes the automatic blanket washing technology. The potential performance, cost, environmental impacts, and health and safety issues associated with using an automatic blanket washer are described.
Chapter 1 in its entirety. [107 K pdf file]
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