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Title:Toxics Use Reduction Case Study: Alcohol Free Fountain Solutions at Americraft Cartons, Inc.
Subject(s):Printing industry -- Environmental aspects -- Case studies
Printing industry -- Pollution prevention -- Case studies
Abstract: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 children's products. Concern for the health and safety of its employees and the environmental concerns expressed by clients required Americraft to change its processes. Introduction of a $108,000 new fountain solution delivery system has resulted in the elimination of IPA and brought an end to toxics use reporting. Cost savings yielded full payback in materials costs alone in about 2.5 years.
Issue Date:1998
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center
Series/Report:PNEAC Fact Sheet
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-08-02

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