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Re: Env benefit of waterless printing


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From: Depto Tecnico (Dtecnico@carvajal.com.co)
Date: Mon Apr 03 2000 - 12:39:52 CDT


Hello,
The World Bussiness Council published the case study from Beacon Press Ltd.
They you can reach at http://www.wbcsd.ch/eedata/beacon.htm and at the web page
http://www.beacon.com.uk
Saludos
Carlos Clement
Wayne Pferdehirt escribió:

> Jeff (and others):
>
> I have heard the same from other sources but have not to date seen specific
> comparisons. Do you have any of your own info, or know of analyses by
> others, comparing platemaking chemistries and relative energy costs for
> waterless compared to traditional litho?
>
> Thanks,
> Wayne
>
> At 08:15 AM 3/30/00 -0600, you wrote:
> >Not surprisingly, there are several tradeoffs involved in using waterless
> >printing to address environmental concerns. Among them are: 1) energy
> >usage for cooling press cylinders (that effectively replaces fountain
> >solution in traditional lithography), and 2) the hazardous nature of
> >chemistry to process the printing plates used in waterless printing.
>
> Wayne P. Pferdehirt
> Director, MEPP, http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu/mepp/
> Co-Director, PNEAC http://www.pneac.org
> Specialist, SHWEC, http://www.uwex.edu/shwec/
> tel 608.265.2361
> fax 608.262.6250


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