Toxic Release Inventory Form A and Form R Reports Were to the EPA July , 2016

There are currently more than 650 chemicals covered by the TRI program including chemicals commonly used by printers, such as toluene, xylene, ethylbenzene, 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene, glycol ethers, solvents, and metals.

Of particular interest to lithographic printers is the wide use of glycol ethers in fountain solutions and more recently in cleaning solutions, to take the place of solvents with high vapor pressures.

Contact the Author: Ann O’Brien at SCS Engineers in Chicago, IL.