Printech Archive, April, 1999: Baking Soda Particle Blast - Offset Cylinder Cleaning

Baking Soda Particle Blast - Offset Cylinder Cleaning

Deb Kramer (
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 12:12:20 -0600

The following question was posted from the PNEAC web site. Unlike the
inquiry re/ stack testing I forwarded, I don't have a response for this
individual. I know there are some gravure and flexo printers now using this
technology, but I do not know of specific companies. If any of you know of
specific companies using baking soda to clean ink off of cylinders or have any
input please reply to the listserv.

Deb Kramer
We currently provide marking and demarking of semiconductor devices.
We use sodium bi-carbonate to sandblast the previous marking off the surface.
We have been experimenting with blacktoping as a alternate method of covering
the previous mark. We have used Markem UV cure ink and Heat cure ink on a
Markem offset printing machine. But unable to find good consistency. Would
to know if anybody else has tried or currently using this method if I could
some input.

Debra Kramer
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IL Waste Management & Research Center / IL Dept of Natural Resources
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