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Re: Perchloroethylene (aka tetrachloroethylene) and printing


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From: Doreen Monteleone (DMONTELEONE@vax.fta-ffta.org)
Date: Wed Nov 18 1998 - 08:35:54 CST


At 01:50 PM 11/17/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I had someone ask me a question today about where
>perchloroethylene is used by printers. The only use that I could
>recall was in some flexographic plate making systems. Does
>anyone know of any other past or present uses?
>
>Thanks
>
>Dave Salman
>US EPA OAQPS
>Durham NC
>
>
There are some flexo printers still using perc, but now there are many
alternatives for flexo plate washing including solvent and water systems.

Doreen

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