Browse Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center (PNEAC) by Issue

  • Jacobson, Debra (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 2011)
    Short summary describing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and what printing products contain them.

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  • Shapiro, Fred (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 1998)
    The Clean Air Acts have identified solvents typically used as vehicles in flexographic inks as precursors of ground level ozone, a major cause of health problems for people with respiratory ailments. Hazardous waste ...

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  • Patterson, Dale (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 2011)
    Solvents and soak tanks are still common in packaging for cleaning press parts such as ink trays, pumps and buckets.However, a new blasting technology uses a unique plastic media to eliminate the need for harsh chemistries ...

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  • MacFadden, Todd; Vogel, Michael P. (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 1996)
    Many printers are now finding that pollution prevention pays. This checklist will help you reduce waste and increase efficiency. No matter what size your print shop is, there are viable pollution prevention options for you.

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  • Pferdehirt, Wayne; Blewett, Tom; Gifford, Bob (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 2011)
    This checklist contains a menu of pollution prevention activities for you to consider applying at your shop, organized by printing operation, e.g., film developing, plate processing, etc. Within each of these categories, ...

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  • MacFadden, Todd; Vogel, Michael P. (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 2011-06)
    Many plate developers are solvent-based, and therefore may be potentially hazardous. Some can be flammable, have a high biological oxygen demand (BOD)(1) or very high or low pH. Opportunities to reduce waste from platemaking ...

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  • MacFadden, Todd; Vogel, Michael P. (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 1996)

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  • MacFadden, Todd; Vogel, Michael P. (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 1998)
    For most printers, paper represents one of the largest input costs. But because paper prices can fluctuate suddenly and unpredictably, printers of all sizes can feel the strain of the paper industry's boom-bust cycles. The ...

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  • Jacobson, Debra (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 2000-08-09)
    List of EPA publications related to pollution prevention in the printing industry.

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  • Monteleone, Doreen (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 1998)
    The defining characteristic of flexographic printing is the flexographic printing plate. Flexographic plates have the printing image in relief, which means the image area is raised relative to the nonimage area. As with ...

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  • Jacobson, Debra (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 2011)
    WinCup, Inc. is a foam cup and food container manufacturing company with manufacturing plants located throughout the U.S. Their manufacturing process includes printing logos and other graphics onto pre-formed styrofoam ...

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  • Jacobson, Debra (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 1998)
    The following is a list of potential sources of pollution to the air, water, and land commonly found in a lithographic printing plant that may be subject to permitting and/or special waste disposal and reporting requirements.

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  • Jones, Gary (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 1997)
    This fact sheet is designed to provide information on how to determine if a waste is classified as hazardous under the federal regulations. The federal regulations were developed as a result of the passage of the Resource ...

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  • Jacobson, Debra F. (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 2006)
    The Universal Waste Rules (UWR's) were promulgated by U.S. EPA on May 11, 1995. The UWR's regulate and encourage recycling of hazardous waste nickel-cadmium and other batteries, certain types of waste pesticides, mercury ...

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  • Jones, Gary (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 2004)
    Printers, both large and small, need to be aware of the revisions to air pollution permitting requirements that are being imposed across the country. In the quest for continuing air pollution emission reductions, an ...

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  • Jacobson, Debra (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 2005)
    Due to the deadly release of methyl isocyanate (MIC) in Bhopal, India in the early 1980s and several other releases of toxic chemicals in the United States, Congress passed legislation called Title III of the Superfund ...

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    Americraft Carton was using large quantities of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) in the fountain solution for the offset printing presses used to print the paperboard cartons for its client's products - food, health and beauty, and ...

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  • West, Keith; Pferdehirt, Wayne; Jacobson, Debra (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 2003)
    This fact sheet describes how printers can take actions that will help them to recover silver while generating less waste during image processing. These wastes typically include film, developer, fixer, and wash water, all ...

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  • Jacobson, Debra (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 1996)
    Shop towels are common place in the printing industry. More commonly used are the reusable shop towels rather than the disposable type. With the use of the reusable shop towels comes the possibility of compliance issues. ...

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  • Jacobson, Debra (Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, 2004-01)
    As a result of increased security concerns in the United States, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released new rules, which took effect September 23, 2003, requiring security planning and training for certain ...

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