Industry Profile of the Printing and Publishing (Surface Coating).
The printing industry is involved in the printing of materials, such as books, magazines, containers, and other packaging. Printing can be grouped into publications, packaging, or product printing and is performed using primarily one of the following five printing processes: letterpress, flexography, gravure, offset lithography, and screen printing. The flexographic and gravure printing processes release hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) through the application of the ink or other materials to the substrate (material to be printed), as well as during the cleaning process, where solvents are used to clean the printing presses.
|Office of Air and Radiation|
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|Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards|
|Other Regulatory Background Document|