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Alt solvent for paint manufacturer?



P2 Techers-

I am trying to gather some information for a paint manufacturer looking
to reduce its use of xylene, replacing it with a mixture of MEK,
acetone, and ExxonMobil Aromatic 100 (1,2,4 trimethylbenzene, xylene,
cumene).

Does anyone have any recommendations regarding this switch? Does the
proposed alternative pose any significant benefits or problems over the
xylene-alone? Any recommendations for other solvents that might be more
environmentally preferable?


John Katz
Pollution Prevention Coordinator
US EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street, WST-7
San Francisco, CA  94105
415-972-3283
415-947-3530 (fax)
katz.john@epa.gov

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