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RE: Solvent alternatives



This depends on the product being manufactured, for one thing.  One
paint manufacturer I know replaced xylene with MAK (methyl amyl ketone)
in one particular product line.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Rex S Arul [SMTP:rexarul@grove.ufl.edu]
> Sent:	Tuesday, March 31, 1998 11:26 AM
> To:	p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Subject:	Solvent alternatives 
> 
> Hi p2techs,
> 
> I am working with an Industry that uses xylene as a paint thinner in
> their
> process.  Most of the xylene is recycled on site by a distillation
> process
> and the still bottoms (sludge) generated from the waste xylene is
> disposed
> of hazardously.  I was curious to know if there is a suitable
> alternative
> for xylene (any water based solvents) available.  My e-mail address is
> listed below.  Any ideas would be helpful.  Thank you.
> 
> Rex.    
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