Waterless printing does not require IPA or other chemical substitutes and thus are not generating any VOC’s in our printing process.
0% usage of alcohol or chemical substitute
98% reduction in voc total output
When we first switched to vegetable oil based inks this reduced our VOC emission by 0.5% - it is a positive step, but minuscule when compared to the 98% reduction of VOC’s we achieved by switching to waterless printing.
Most conventional printers use IPA (or an equally toxic IPA substitute). Isopropyl alcohol acts as a central nervous system depressant. Poisoning can occur from ingestion, inhalation, or skin absorption. Symptoms include flushing, headache, dizziness, CNS depression, nausea, vomiting, anesthesia, hypothermia, low blood pressure, shock, respiratory depression, and coma.
Nasty chemicals that we don’t use, but conventional printers do...
10K litres of VOC IPA saved per press per year.