Hasn't this printing been done with UV-cured inks in solventless systems?
Bill Bilkovich, EQC
On Wed, 12 Mar 1997 KNOFZING@central.epa.ohio.gov wrote:
> We are working with an automotive glass manufacturer who screen prints a frame around the windows as well as
> identification information on the glass. They predominately use a lead frit based ink or a silver based ink. Solvent soaked
> rags are used to remove excessive ink from the screens, remove ink from poorly printed glass, and for general clean-up.
> After the glass is printed it is fired or tempered.
> The manufacture wants to find an alterative solvent. Currently they are using a butyl alcohol / butyl acetate based
> solvent. They are concerned with their current solvent's low flash point (flammability) and odor that creates employee
> complaints. Any suggestions?
> Also the manufacture sends their solvent soaked rags to a fuel blender. They have tried to find an industrial laundry but
> none will take the rags because of the lead content. Any suggestions on a laundry service who would be willing to clean
> their rags?