Cleaning, Pretreatment & Surface Preparation News for January 2009

Cleaning, Pretreatment & Surface Preparation News Archive

New EPA Directive Exempts Popular Cleaning Agent from VOC Status

Our metal finishing industries have been driven and changed by environmental, health, and safety concerns for a generation. The direction has always been—for excellent reasons—restriction or abandonment of some then-useful technology. On Jan. 13, however, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enabled an opportunity for change in the opposite direction.