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Adhesives, Coatings and Inks

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Key Documents

List of all Substitutes for Adhesives, Coatings and Inks  (PDF) (2 pp, 55K)

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Adhesives, coatings, and inks traditionally contain solid components that are suspended in a solvent, spread over a surface and bond to it, and then allow the solvent to evaporate. Prior to the Montreal Protocol, the ozone-depleting substance methyl chloroform was often used as the carrier solvent in adhesives, coatings, and inks.

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Publications

Questions and Answers about Adhesives, Coatings and Inks Substitutes
Questions And Answers About May, 2007 Proposed and Final Rules on n-Propyl Bromide (PDF) (3 pp, 33K)
Development of Safer Cleaning Alternatives in the Aerospace, Printing, and Coating Industries (PDF) (60 pp, 3.8MB)
This report by the Institute for Research and Technical Assistance describes successful, environmentally-friendly, cost-effective cleaners that can remove adhesives, coatings, and inks.
Solvents used in Adhesives, Coatings, and Inks
EPA/ICEL Solvent Reduction Manuals

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