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Re: Non haz solvents


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From: Jeff Adrian (jeffadrian@johnroberts.com)
Date: Mon Jun 28 1999 - 11:58:13 CDT


                      Re: Non haz solvents 6/28/99
Rick & Bridgette:

EXACTLY! Make NO assumptions. Test everything. Thanks, Rick.

Jeff Adrian
The John Roberts Company

Tower Products Inc wrote:
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>> From: Indra Wiriady <wiriady@eudoramail.com>
>> To: printech@great-lakes.net
>> Subject: Re: Non haz solvents
>> Date: Monday, June 28, 1999 9:11 AM
>> >> >> --
>> >> On Thu, 24 Jun 1999 12:29:43 Brigette Martin wrote:
>> >Are there any offset printing operations using non hazardous blanket or
>roller wash solvents (flash point of 140F or higher)?
>> >
>> >With pending shop towel regulations, we are under the gun to try some
>non characteristic hazardous solvents.
>> >
>> >Thanks,
>> >
>> >Brigette Martin
>> >Environmental Compliance Coordinator
>> >GSPC
>> >
>> There are solvents that can be mix with water. According to the supplier,
>this make the solven unflameable. We've tried the product from Strecker and
>Varn Chemicals (VWM Wash). >> >> >> Join 18 million Eudora users by signing up for a free Eudora Web-Mail
>account at http://www.eudoramail.com
>
>This statement is not accurate. In fact, with the water miscible washes
>described above, water may actually lower the flashpoint. The only true
>way to determine a products' flammability is to flash test it.
>The test method most accepted is tag closed cup.
>
>If I can clarify any further issues, please do not hesitate to contact me.
>
>Best Regards,
>Rick Principato
>Tower Products >


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