Date:Sun, 21 Jan 2001 15:10:13 EST
To All: I was asked to forward this to the listserv for additional input or suggestions. Gary Jones Hi Gary, Thanks for your interest. We are in the process of writing our site visit letter to the company. Since there seems to be differing opinions on the soy based inks we are thinking about just writing a generic suggestion of looking at "alternative inks". Our Air Quality folks seem to think that soy will cause more of a problem due to their experience with another printer in our region. In the meantime, I have learned about a new cost efficient electron beam technology that the company may want to pursue. It may even be cheaper than purchasing control equipment. I have set up a meeting with the company and the Electrotechnology Applications Center (ETAC- located in NorthamptonCounty Pa) for January 19th to discuss this. From what I understand it costs about $100,000.The photosensitizers are taken out of the inkmaking it much more cost effective. Thanks for your interest and I appreciate everyone's response from the listserv. If you would like you may forward this to the list serve since I am not a subscriber in case there may be others who are interested. I still call some of them to followup and learn more.