IRTA's aims are three-fold:
to identify, develop, test and demonstrate safer alternatives in a variety of applications, with an emphasis on solvents
to demonstrate and evaluate new and emerging technologies and processes
to work with regulators to ensure sensible policies are implemented
IRTA has expertise in finding alternatives in dry cleaning, electronics, repair and maintenance cleaning, brake cleaning, batch loaded cold cleaning, vapor degreasing, handwipe cleaning, precision cleaning, lithographic printing cleanup, screen printing cleanup, adhesive and coating application equipment cleanup, auto aerosol cleaning, textile industry spotting agents, aircraft and ground vehicle stripping, furniture stripping, autobody coatings, wood furniture coatings, marine coatings, foam fabrication adhesives, contact adhesives, lubricants, vanishing oils and rust inhibitors.
IRTA has completed five fact sheets related to nonbiocide boat hull paint alternatives:
Alternatives to Copper Antifouling Paints for Pleasure Craft
Diver Maintenance Practices for Nonbiocide Alternative Boat Hull Paints
Alternative Boat Hull Paint Stripping Methods
Alternative Application Methods for Nonbiocide Boat Hull Paints
Boatyard Copper Recycling Opportunities
IRTA has moved as of October 1, 2010.
Please update your contact information to match what is below.
IRTA has completed a Spotting Chemical Fact Sheet containing information on the hazards and safer alternatives.
Institute for Research and Technical Assistance
8579 Skyline Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046
phone (323)656-1121 fax (323)656-1122
(please call before faxing)