An investigation of methods to reduce solvent emissions, for the printing of flexible packaging substrates

Fedele, Vince (1994) An investigation of methods to reduce solvent emissions, for the printing of flexible packaging substrates. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

Abstract

The flexographic and gravure printing houses are the major suppliers of flexible packaging substrates, which are principally based on solventbased ink systems. The Environment Protection Authority (E.P.A) has issued a Code of Practice, in 1990, that targets the Victorian flexographic and gravure industry, with guidelines that suggest an 80% reduction in solvent emissions by the year 2000. This thesis investigates the technologies available to the flexographic and gravure industries to comply with this Code of Practice.

Additional Information

Masters of Applied Science in Packaging Technology

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15591
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 0907 Environmental Engineering
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords Package printing, Solvent wastes, environmental pollution, printing technologies
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