Printech Archives, April 1997: Ink Recycling Service Providers

Ink Recycling Service Providers

Lisa Harrington (
harringe@deq.state.mi.us)
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 14:25:05 -0600



		

Hi-
Does anyone know of any ink recycling service providers other than those in
the March 1996 tables (prepared by Univ. of Wisc. Solid and Hazardous
Waste Education Center-SWHEC) below? If so, could you post their
information on Printech in the same format that these tables are in (or
provide a company phone number where I could get the info)?

The tables list: company name, address, contact person, contact phone
number, type of ink recycled, recycling process, service area, minimum
requested, reported costs (additional savings result from avoiding disposal
costs for used ink).

Table 1: Sheetfed Lithographic Printer's Ink
Envirecycle Ink Recovery
7854 S. 12th Ave.
Bloomington, MN 55420
Contact: Dave Erikson
(612)854-5630
Sheetfed ink recycled into sheetfed ink. Mixed colors to black; vlack to
vlack; color to black. Filtration off-site. entire U.W. and Central and
Western Canada. 200 lbs. or 1/2 drum minimum. Recycled ink costs 15 to
25% less per pound than comparable new black ink.

3R Corporation
800 Vinial St.
Pitsburgh, PA 15212
Contact: Katie Jones
(412)323-1733
Sheetfed recycled into heatset web ink. Mixed colors to black; black to
black; color to black. Filtration off-site. Entire U.S. No minimum.
Recycled ink costs are competitive with virgin web-ink costs.

Table 2: Web Lithographic Printer's Ink
Envirecycle Ink Recovery
7854 S. 12th Ave.
Bloomington, MN 55420
Contact: Dave Erikson
(612)854-5630
Web heatset and non-heatset and flexographic ink. Mixed colors to black;
black to black; color to black. Filtration off-site. Entire U.S. and
Central and Western Canada. 400 lbs. or 1 drum minimum. Recycled ink
costs 15 to 30% less per pound than comparable new black ink.

MRS
1115 Shore Street West
Sacramento, CA 95691
Contact: Greg Pope
(713)621-1874
Web heatset and non-heatset. Mixed colors to black; black to black; color
to color. Centrifuge-based system; processed on-site in trucks. Entire
U.S. Variable minimum. Ink reclamation costs $0.55 per lb. Modifying the
ink for direct use on the press by adding raw materials costs an additional
$0.25 to $0.55 per lb. Cost includes return of ink to printer, avoiding
new ink costs.

Pro Active Recycling
1180 20th St. East
P.O. Box 368
Owen Sound, Ontario Canada N4K 5P5
Contact: Bert Wakeford
(519)371-6511
Web heatset and non-heatset. Mixed colors to black; black to black; color
to color. Centrifuge and filter based, processed on-site in trucks.
Canade, and Eastern and Central U.S. 200 gal/moth depending on existing
services provided in your area. Recycled ink costs are approximately 66%
of virgin ink costs. No bulking or blending with virgin inks.

3R Corporation
800 Vinial St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Contact: Katie Jones
(412)323-1733
Web heatset and non-heatset. Mixed colors to black; black to black; color
to color. Filtration off-site. Entire U.S. No minimum. Recycled ink
costs are comparable with virgin ink costs.

Thanks for Your Help.
Lisa Harrington, P.E.


 

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