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Re: Recycling of UV/EB Printstock

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From: Robert Gifford (
Date: Thu Jan 13 2000 - 15:58:26 CST

Lyndon, Printech:

Articles in trade journals since 1991 have mentioned favourable
repulping of
UV/EB inks. PNEAC has article summaries on its web site.
describes an article by in FLEXO magazine, September 1997, pages 46-49
by Mary Burkart. FLEXO can be contacted through

Bob Gifford

On 13 Jan 00, at 14:42, Wayne Pferdehirt wrote:

> 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 <>
> >Subject: Recycling of UV/EB Printstock
> >To:
> >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,
> Co-Director, PNEAC
> Specialist, SHWEC,
> tel 608.265.2361
> fax 608.262.6250

Robert Gifford
Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, and
Univ. of Wisconsin - Extension
Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center
610 Langdon St., rm 531
Madison WI, 53703
Voice: 608-262-1083 Fax: 608-262-6250

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