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RE: Replacement for methyl ethyl ketone



Tammy, you may want to check the Ecolink website.  P&W has used several of
their products as substitutes for undesirable chemicals, including MEK, and
even though the industry is different there still may be an acceptable
substitute there.  Good Luck.

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> From: 	Tammy Allen[SMTP:tallen@co.pinellas.fl.us]
> Sent: 	Monday, August 07, 2000 11:55 AM
> To: 	p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Subject: 	Replacement for methyl ethyl ketone
> 
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> Any suggestions on a replacement for methyl ethyl ketone in cleaning
> operations?  A company that screen prints with  solvent inks uses MEK to
> clean the equipment in a cold immersion tank or by hand depending on the
> size of the part to be cleaned.  They are desiring minimal change to the
> process, but a substitute for MEK.  I tried SAGE, but unfortunately, the
> high ranked items on the reults list will not work to remove his solvent
> inks (e.g. surfactants).  the materials that need cleaning are
> predominantly stainless steel.  The facility also would like to avoid
> carcinogens.
> 
> Tammy L. Allen
> Senior Environmental Specialist
> Pinellas County Environmental Management
> 512 S. Ft. Harrison Ave.
> Clearwater, FL  33763
> 
> (727) 464-4761
> Fax (727) 464-3174
> 
> e-mail: tallen@co.pinellas.fl.us
>