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printech, March, 2002
Re: Dip Roller Cleaners


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From: Jeff Adrian (jeffadrian@johnroberts.com)
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 15:28:14


Okay. Now it sounds as if you are attempting to clean a water fountain roller. If this is the case, then the solvent that is needed must have two opposite characteristics: it must NOT leave an "oily" film on the surface of the fountain solution (in the pan), and it must have enough lubricity to safely allow the application of a shop towel without grabbing and thus creating a hand hazard. Not so long ago, the product(s) of choice involved using a product either entirely or largely based on methylene chloride. It was a bad idea then, and with the new methylene chloride standard, it is a worse idea now.

There are a number of commercially available solvent blends available that will perform this cleaning task and completely avoid any association with methylene chloride. Check with local graphic arts supply houses for those they may carry in your area.



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