Printech Archives, March 1997: Re: Alternative Solvent

Re: Alternative Solvent

Bill Bilkovich (
Fri, 14 Mar 1997 19:23:29 -0500 (EST)

Hasn't this printing been done with UV-cured inks in solventless systems?

Bill Bilkovich, EQC

On Wed, 12 Mar 1997 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?



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