Printech Archive, January, 2000
Re: Recycling of UV/EB Printstock


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From: Ravn, Tom (jtr@serigraph.com)
Date: Thu Jan 13 2000 - 15:54:39 CST


We recycle UV printed material, both paper and plastic. From what our
recyclers tell us the problem is that it requires a process different
from
that used for conventional inks. Therefore, in order to be sucessful,
there
needs to sufficient volume to start up and maintain the process.

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> From: Wayne Pferdehirt[SMTP:pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu]
> Reply To: printech@great-lakes.net
> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2000 2:42 PM
> To: printech@great-lakes.net
> Cc: RossRadTed@aol.com; gary@radtech.org
> Subject: Recycling of UV/EB Printstock
>
> Does anybody have information that would be helpful in addressing this
> question I received? Please post response to Printech.
> Thanks much,
> Wayne Pferdehirt
>
>
> >Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 15:22:10 -0500
> >From: LYNDON COX <COX.LYNDON@epamail.epa.gov>
> >Subject: Recycling of UV/EB Printstock
> >To: pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu
> >X-Mailer: Novell GroupWise 4.1
> >
> >I am writing a report on UV/EB radiation cured coatings for the EPA. One
>
> >of my references is a report that was
> >written in 1991. This report states that "crosslinked UV inks cannot be
> >separated from the fibers of the paper".
> >However, the Canadian Magazine Publisher's Assn says on their web page
> >that UV printing is preferred to petroleum
> >based inks for recycling. Could you please tell me in some detail what
> >has happened since 1991 regarding the
> >recycling of UV cured printing? I need this to support my contention
> that
> >a suitable recycling method has been found.
> > It may be that the recycling method is even preferable to recycling
> > other printstocks.
> >
> >Thank you.
>
> Wayne P. Pferdehirt
> Director, MEPP, http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu/mepp/
> Co-Director, PNEAC http://www.pneac.org
> Specialist, SHWEC, http://www.uwex.edu/shwec/
> tel 608.265.2361
> fax 608.262.6250
>


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