Volume XV, Issue 6 - June 2018
The Product Quality Cleaning Workshop “was an excellent opportunity to gather additional information and to network with other people in the industry. I have already recommended to several others I know that they should attend the next session in 2020.
The regulatory landscape - take control
Uncertain safety/environment regulations can result in delayed action. Delayed action means ineffective, outdated cleaning processes. Take control of your cleaning processes and your manufacturing goals. Contact BFK Solutions, we shine a light on your regulatory challenges. We show you your best prospects to exceed product quality requirements, satisfy customers requirements, and manufacture profitably.Contact Us
EPA Lautenberg Update - A Window of Opportunity
Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg
The EPA is further scrutinizing cleaning solvents trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE, tetrachloroethylene), methylene chloride (MC), n-methyl-pyrrolidone (NMP), and n-propyl bromide (nPB, 1-bromopropane). We discussed EPA actions in the February issue of Clean Source. Now, the EPA has published new documents relating to these solvents and five other chemicals and has opened a comment period that ends July 26th.
Take action! Let the EPA know if you have a responsible, non-emissive process, including cleaning. The five chemicals are aggressive (that’s partly why they are useful for cleaning). They must be used responsibly. It’s not just the chemical - it’s the process. There are many ways to use the five chemicals - some pose little or no risk to people or the environment. The EPA ought to hear about those excellent processes so they can concentrate on the “bad actors.” We give you an example of a good process, where to find the new documents, and where to make comments.
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