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VOC Solvents Directive

Guidance documents on substitution of solvents by Activities

(list of all activites | all documents on this page are in pdf format)

Activity 2 : Publication rotogravure


Author: EGTEI

Year : 2005

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 2

Content summary

This document provides an overview of the key primary and secondary abatement measures that could be applied to reference installations for this activity, and the associated costs. A cost analysis was undertaken which identified unit costs (k€ / ton NMVOC abated) for a number of combinations of primary and secondary abatement measures.

Author: EGTEI, CITEPA

Year : 2003

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 2

Content summary

This document is a comprehensive summary of this activity. It provides an overview of the abatement measures that could be applied to reference installations for this activity, and the associated costs.

Author: IMPEL Network

Year : 2002

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 1, 2, 3

Content summary

This guidance document describes abatement techniques and alternatives to conventional solvents which are available to reduce solvent emissions in the printing industry. Specific activities are presented in more detail e.g. offset printing, flexography, screen printing, gravure.

Author: UBA (Federal Environmental Agency) Germany

Year : 2003

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 1, 2, 3

Content summary

This document provides a summary of best available techniques in the printing industry, particularly for activities such as heatset web offset, gravure and package printing. The BAT measures are assessed against environmental impacts and it is shown whether they incur additional costs.

Author: Sitmae Consultancy & VITO for Aminal (Belgium, Flanders)

Year : 2002

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 1, 2, 3

Content summary

Detailed explanation of the VOC Solvents Directive aimed at the printing industry. Identifications of grey areas in the directive and proposed solutions. Model solvent management plans for each of the printing processes in the directive, both for the reduction scheme and conformity with emission limit values.

Author: Sitmae Consultancy for Aminal (Belgium, Flanders)

Year : 2002

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 1, 2, 3

Content summary

Over 50 different potential emission reduction measures are identified. All relevant printing processes are studied.

Title: Publication Gravure (~ 37KB)

Author: MAETIS Consultancy bv

Year : N/A

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 2

Content summary

This document provides recommendations for substitution of solvent-based inks, including substitutes and abatement measures, along with their associated costs for publication gravure.

Title: Printing industry (~ 68KB)

Author: N/A

Year : N/A

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 2, 3

Content summary

This document describes primary and secondary emission reduction measures that are applicable to the various different printing activities, along with economic aspects and associated side effects.

Author: MnTAP

Year : 1997

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 2, 3, 4, 16

Content summary

This document describes the measures that were implemented in American Converters to replace use of methylene chloride based adhesives. Additional options reviewed are also presented.