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Re: Main components of inks


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From: gjonesprinting@aol.com
Date: Sun Apr 02 2000 - 13:23:39 CDT


Attached to this email is a fact sheet I have written on offset ink
composition and solvent data. It is in a Word for Windows Format. To answer
your question regarding VOC emissions and litho ink, it is yes. However,
studies performed on the inks have found that not all of the VOC in them are
released. In fact, for sheetfed and nonheatset web, only 5% of the VOC
content is released into the atmosphere. For heatset inks, the value ranges
from about 60-80%, with EPA willing to accept 80% emitted or about 20%
retained.

I hope this is helpful.

Gary Jones
Graphic Arts Technical Foundation
200 Deer Run Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
412/741-6860 x608 - Phone
412/741-2311 - Fax



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