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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Ink and Cleaner Waste Reduction Evaluation for Flexographic Printers

Ink and Cleaner Waste Reduction Evaluation for Flexographic Printers

This report describes the technical and economic efforts incurred by a flexographic label printer who changed the type of ink and cleaning agent used in its print shop. The changes were incurred as the best way to eliminate all hazardous materials. The company's corporate management mandated the switch out of concern for its employees, and with the intention of limiting possible future waste liability. Hence, traditional alcohol-based inks and alcohol solvent cleaning agents gave way to water-based inks and an aqueous cleaner. These changes involved no capital expenditures for the company. Written by Gary D. Miller and William J. Tancig, of the IL Waste Managment and Reserach Center, and Michael J. Plewa of the University of Illinois Institute for Environmental Studies. (PDF Format; Length: 43 pages)


IL Waste Management and Research Center

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January 1994

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