GREENSOLV 929 : LOW TOXICITY CONVENTIONAL TYPE INK CLEANER


 
PROCESS:



Newspaper printing - «OFFSET/WEB»
The ink cleaner is used to clean the rubber press rolls and plates for printing changes


 
EXISTING PROCEDURE
 
PROCESS USED:


High toxic ink cleaner (human and environmental)
Contains: aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons
The aromatic hydrocarbons are photochemical reagents which are very noxious to the atmosphere and irritating to the skin

 
 
KIND OF CLEANING:



The ink removal is done manually, with a cloth, by the press operators
 
 
REASONS FOR CHANGE:

Excessive toxicity of the cleaner – a few incidents (skin burns) have happened, leading to leaves of absence, due to the product used
New regulations limiting the use of aromatic hydrocarbons


 
NEW PROCEDURE
 
PRODUCT USED:


Greensolv 929 – low toxicity ink cleaner
 
 
KIND OF CLEANING:


No changes to the existing procedure

 
 
BENEFITS:

  1. Important toxicity reduction: important reduction of aromatic hydrocarbons reducing the causes of skin burns
  2. Important reduction (> 40%) of ink cleaner due to reduced evaporation
  3. Decrease in operational cost (30 to 40%)
  4. Decrease in VOC of >40%
  5. High effectiveness of new product
  6. Compliance with the new environmental regulation
  7. Product tailored to the customer’s needs

 

   


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