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Thermal Processing Vs. Solvent-Based Processing

Posted January 18, 2009 8:08 AM

Labels & Labelling magazine recently gave two life cycle analysis reports, looking at the same products, but showing, oddly enough, different results. The study by the Flint Group found that solvent-based processing is more environmentally friendly than thermal processing. In DuPont's study, it found just the opposite: thermal processing is more environmentally benign than solvent. Label converters are being asked to present rigorous environmental assessments; can they depend on industry suppliers for accurate data?

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Re: Thermal Processing Vs. Solvent-Based Processing

01/20/2009 10:54 PM

Industry suppliers can give accurate data, but even if they were honest, each uses totally different processes and methods of measurements. There's ya problem, two different experiments.

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