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Fwd: RE: UV coatings on magazine covers



The following message has been forwarded from the Printech listserv.


>From: "Johnson, Greg" <gregj@rsigns.com>
>To: "'printech@great-lakes.net'" <printech@great-lakes.net>
>Subject: RE: UV coatings on magazine covers
>
>
>I have been a coater for  magazine covers and have had no problem on the
>recycling end. I print with UV inks and have had no trouble finding markets
>for them. I have had to keep the UV printed paper separate from Con. inks.
>UV is a great way to eliminate VOC and HAP output also. You can probably
>also get it shipped off site as a non regulated waste. Check the regs first.
>Your waste hauler should be able to answer this for you.
>UV ink on plastics have not been a problem either.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Wayne Pferdehirt [SMTP:pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu]
> > Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 11:23 AM
> > To:   printech@great-lakes.net
> > Subject:      UV coatings on magazine covers
> >
> > I am forwarding this message that was posted to the P2Tech listserv.  I
> > have already asked Reid to provide more information on the printing
> > process, paper, and inks used.  Feel free to correspond directly with
> > Reid, but please copy all replies to Printech for shared
> > learning/collaboration and so that answers are captured for the listserv
> > archive at the Website.
> > Thanks,
> > Wayne
> >
> > *************************
> >
> > To: recycle@envirolink.org, <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
> > Subject: UV coatings on magazine covers
> >
> > Dear colleagues on the P2-Tech and Recycle lists,
> >
> >
> >         The Journal of Industrial Ecology is considering changing the
> > printing process for its covers because the current technology is not very
> > durable (the colors drop out, in spots, over time).  UV coating has been
> > suggested by our printer.  I know that, at one time, UV coatings were a
> > substantial problem in the recycling of magazines.  Is this still the
> > case?  Granted the Journal has archival value so it should not be headed
> > for the waste stream (or so I like to hope...), but nonetheless we'd like
> > to be careful about this.
> >
> >         I'd welcome any info you have about UV coatings, both with regard
> > to recyclability and on other environmental dimensions.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Reid Lifset
> > Editor,
> > Journal of Industrial Ecology
> >
> >
> > Reid Lifset
> > Editor, Journal of Industrial Ecology
> > School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
> > Yale University
> > 205 Prospect Street
> > New Haven, CT  06511-2189  USA
> > 203-432-6949 (tel)
> > 203-432-5912 (Fax)
> > reid.lifset@yale.edu (personal)
> > indecol@yale.edu (journal)
> > <http://mitpress.mit.edu/JIE>
> >
> >
> > Wayne P. Pferdehirt
> > Director, MEPP,
> > <http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu/mepp/>://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu/mepp
> > <http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu/mepp/>
> > Co-Director, PNEAC  <http://www.pneac.org/>://www.pneac.
> > org <http://www.pneac.org/>Specialist, SHWEC,
> > <http://www.uwex.edu/shwec/>://www.uwex.edu/shwec
> > <http://www.uwex.edu/shwec/>
> > tel 608.265.2361
> > fax 608.262.6250

Wayne P. Pferdehirt
Director, MEPP, http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu/mepp/
Co-Director, PNEAC  http://www.pneac.org
Specialist, SHWEC, http://www.uwex.edu/shwec/
tel 608.265.2361
fax 608.262.6250