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What is The Design for the Environment Screen Printing Partnership?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE) Screen Printing Partnership is a voluntary project that encourages printers to consider environmental concerns along with cost and performance when purchasing materials. Replacing hazardous chemicals with environmentally-safer substitutes is one way to reduce the impact of printing on the environment while maintaining product quality. Many printers, however, may not have the time to identify and test environmentally-safer substitutes.

That's where DfE fills the gap. EPA has teamed up with screen printing industry representatives (including trade associations, printers, and suppliers) in the DfE Screen Printing Partnership. The Project's goal is to evaluate and publicize pollution prevention opportunities in screen printing, particularly in the screen reclamation process.

For More Information...

For more information on the technologies discussed here, contact your equipment suppliers, For more detailed information on other technological and chemical alternatives, see the summary booklet, Designing Solutions for Screen Printers - An Evaluation of Screen Reclamation Systems. Additional bulletins are also available. For hard copies of bulletins, other DfE Screen Printing Partnership materials, or more information about the project, please contact:

Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (7407-T)
Washington, DC 20460-0001
Phone: 202-566-0799
FAX: 202-566-0794
Email: ppic@epamail.epa.gov

or

Screenprinting and Graphic Imaging
Association International (SGIA)
10015 Main Street
Fairfax VA 22031
Telephone: (703) 385-1335
Fax: (703) 273-2870
http://www.sgia.org/index.cfm

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