Printech Archive, November, 1998: Re: Perchloroethylene (aka tetrachloroethylene) and printing

Re: Perchloroethylene (aka tetrachloroethylene) and printing

Doreen Monteleone (
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 09:35:54 -0500

At 01:50 PM 11/17/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I had someone ask me a question today about where
>perchloroethylene is used by printers. The only use that I could
>recall was in some flexographic plate making systems. Does
>anyone know of any other past or present uses?
>Dave Salman
>Durham NC
There are some flexo printers still using perc, but now there are many
alternatives for flexo plate washing including solvent and water systems.


Doreen M. Monteleone, Ph.D.
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