While the paper industry’s use of recycled fiber continues to increase, its quality continues to deteriorate. And as the number of different grades using recycled fiber continues to increase, so do the problems controlling the stickies that result. Currently, the most efficient cleaners for stickies and coating components contain aliphatic hydrocarbons or terpenes, which have low flash points, high VOC’s, and a strong odor. These solvents also have high costs and are subject to supply disruptions. A923.