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Best Available Control Technology (BACT ) Guideline 4.7.14
Last Update: 11/9/2004


Flexographic UV Printing - High End Printing of Labels, Tags, and Forms**
Pollutant Achieved in Practice or in the SIP Technologically Feasible Alternate Basic Equipment
VOCuse of materials with VOC content (less water and exempt compounds) as indicated, or lower: - for UV-cured inks: 1% by weight - for UV-cured coatings: 8% by weight and evaporative minimization methods, which include keeping all solvents and solvent-laden cloths/papers, not in active use, in closed containers1. VOC capture and control with incineration (98% overall control efficiency) 2. VOC capture and control with carbon adsorption (95% overall control efficiency)
** The substrates, covered by this guideline, are low-porosity papers, plastic films, and metalized paper/foil

BACT is the most stringent control technique for the emissions unit and class of source. Control techniques that are not achieved in practice or contained in s a state implementation plan must be cost effective as well as feasible. Economic analysis to demonstrate cost effectiveness is requried for all determinations that are not achieved in practice or contained in an EPA approved State Implementation Plan.

This is a Summary Page for this Class of Source. For background information, see Permit Specific BACT Determinations on Details Page.