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Re: Disposal/Recycling Gravure Inks


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From: DAVE WINTZ (DWINTZ@dem.state.in.us)
Date: Thu May 21 1998 - 16:39:52 CDT


RR Donnelly in Warsaw, IN uses gravure inks and they have a recycling process for their inks, but it's mostly catalogs and other paper-based printing. Their solvent is a toluene-based material. Contact me personally for a contact name at Donnelly.

Dave Wintz
Indiana Dept of Env Mgmt

>>> "Wayne Pferdehirt" <pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu> 05/18/98 03:37PM >>>
Gary,
I just talked with Tom Estock at QuadGraphics about this. I had
thought Quad had a recycling process for gravure inks that Quad was
offering to others. Tom said no. Said he really doesn't know of
any options for this except fuel blending.

-Wayne

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From: pneac@istc.illinois.edu
To: kramer@cmcusa.org, gjonesprinting@aol.com, rhartwig@printing.org
Subject: Question from PNEAC
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 15:07:26 -0500

This Ask PNEAC question is from:
David Westcott
david.westcott@po.state.ct.us
CT DEP

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I have a client who is a former printer
(gravure on polyethylene) who has about
4,500 pounds of various (3 or 4)types of
Sun Chemical pigments in a solvent base.
These are left over from about two years
ago when they stopped this process. They
are looking to get this material to
anyone who can use it. They state that the
materials might also be used for screen
printing. They might also print onto
polyester or PVC.

Any leads would be appreciated.

Thanks,

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David Westcott
Office of Pollution Prevention
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street - 4th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
PHONE:(860)424-3666 FAX:(860)424-4081
EMAIL: david.westcott@po.state.ct.us
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Wayne P. Pferdehirt, P.E., AICP
U. of Wis., Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center
610 Langdon Street, Room 532, Madison, WI 53703-1195
Phone: 608/265-2361 Fax: 608/262-6250
pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu
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