Printech Archives, March 1997: Re: fountain solution alternatives to IPA

Re: fountain solution alternatives to IPA

Jeff Adrian (
20 Mar 1997 17:28:13 -0500

The answer is YES. Contact K-B Litho Supply Company, Kansas City, MO @
816-241-3070 and ask about their Alcoplus T5 Series. 0% VOCs, vapor pressure
17.5 mmHg., no SARA reportables, no hazardous ingredients, flash point > 212
degrees F. Product was developed in Great Britain by Hydro-Dynamic Products
(HDP). K-B Litho Supply is their U.S. distributer. This is a two part product
that needs to be combined with either their product, Capital-R, or with
another such as Tower AR-1. Both of these do have VOCs, with Capital-R having
about half that of AR-1. However, please note that as mixed for use, the VOC
content of the fountain solution would be below 15%! This is an excellent
product that we have been running for the past four years, at least.

Jeff Adrian
The John Roberts Company

Date: 3/20/97 4:22 PM
To: Jeff Adrian

Does anyone know of any fountain solutions that do not contain isopropyl
alcohol or ethylene glycol ethers and are less than 15% volatile organic
compounds? If yes, please send me their composition, VOC %, and the
contact information, or fax me the MSDS. Thanks very much...

Lois N. Epstein, P.E.



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