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Re: P2 at photofinishing ?


There has been a lot happening with dry imaging in the medical 
field which might be applicable for your application.  Dry imaging 
systems use a special film that can be developed without chemicals.  
The imaging is typically "developed" either thermally or by 
laser.  Check the following web sites for information on dry imaging 


All of these companies sell dry imaging systems.


> From:          "Sobin, Rodney" <sobin@ctc.com>
> To:            p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Subject:       P2 at photofinishing ?
> Date:          Thu, 5 Feb 1998 12:11:22 -0500
> Reply-to:      p2tech@great-lakes.net

> Hi P2TECHers--
> I wonder if anyone can point me to approaches for P2 and solution
> recycle and reuse for photographic film developing.  In particular I'm
> trying to help a facility that does a lot of x-ray inspection of metal
> parts and assemblies.  The facility uses automatic developing machines
> for x-ray film.  Much, but not all, of the silver in used fixer is
> recovered.  Spent developer and fixer go down the drain.  (By the way,
> film is recycled off-site.)
> The facility realizes that ideally it should go to a digital solid state
> imaging system to avoid chemical developing altogether, and to achieve
> various productivity gains (I'm looking for leads here as
> well--conventional fluorography doesn't give the resolution required).
> Short of the ideal, the facility would benefit from developer and fixer
> recovery and improved silver recovery.
> Any leads would be welcome.
> Thanks,
> Rod  
> Rodney Sobin						sobin@ctc.com
> Concurrent Technologies Corp.			tel. 814-269-6895
> 1450 Scalp Avenue					fax 814-269-2798
> Johnstown, PA 15904				http://www.ctc.com/
> http://www.ndcee.ctc.com/
Greg Lutchko
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Environmental Assistance Division
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