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

Re: fountain solution alternatives to IPA

Debra Kramer (
Fri, 21 Mar 97 07:32:00 PST


The 15% VOC content you mention, is that calculated "as applied" or mass

Deb Kramer
From: Jeff Adrian[]

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



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