SOLVENT EMISSIONS DIRECTIVE

What impact will the Solvent Emissions Directive have for you?

If you use trichloroethylene you will be required to keep your usage down to <1 ton per year or have to comply with very strict emissions levels. In most cases this will not be possible with a standard open top vapour degreaser.

You will need to consider the following alternatives:-

  1. Process substitution using an alternative degreasing method ie aqueous.
  2. Investment in hermetically sealed solvent degreaser costing £100K plus
  3. Sub-contract your work to a company who is SED compliant.

For companies where this expenditure is too high you may decide to look for a sub-contract supplier like us who is compliant with the SED.

Please click on the links below to view the relevant data sheets:

ECSA CHARTER TRI IN METAL CLEANING EN STANDARD 12921-4 2005(E) TRIC SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM WASTE TAKE BACK (2) SAFECHEM EFFORTS TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABILITY OF TRIC (3) TRIC FACT SHEET TRIC FAQ ON VIC TRIC FACTSHEET AND FUTURE USE