Solvents and rags used for press washing are a problematic waste for lithographic printers. This fact sheet lists several alternatives and procedures that can be used to save money and reduce pollution.
Case study documents pollution prevention efficiencies achieved at Cobalt Boats, manufacturer of premium-quality fiberglass boats, over a period of years. Acetone is recycled on-site, saving more than $113,000 and 137 tons of hazardous waste avoided annually. Closed molding process evaluation is reported. Low styrene-content resins and low HAP-content upholstery adhesives are being used to help eliminate hazardous air pollutant emissions.