||Evaluation of barriers to the use of radiation-cured coatings in screen printing /
Harris, C. Jeff. ;
Winkler, J. D.
||TRC Environmental Corp., Chapel Hill, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
||CH-94-22; EPA-68-D2-0181; EPA/600/R-95/060
Radiation curing--Environmental aspects. ;
Screen process printing--Environmental aspects.
Pollution control ;
Coating processes ;
Stationary sources ;
Printing equipment ;
Economic analysis ;
Technology transfer ;
Screen printing industry ;
Radiation-cured coatings ;
SRRP(Source Reduction Review Project) ;
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The report gives results of a study to investigate and identify technical, educational, and economic barriers to the use and implementation of radiation-cured coatings in the non-textile screen printing industry. Use of ultraviolet (UV)-curable inks offers substantial economic and process benefits, in addition to environmental benefits. Among the benefits are: (1) reduction in required floor space; (2) increased throughput; (3) reduction in health and safety hazards for workers exposed to screen printing inks; (4) reduced cost per unit area printed. Technical barriers include ink and substrate limitations, and health and safety issues. Economic barriers provide the greatest challenge to implementing UV-curable inks.