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Document ID (ISN)78232
CIS number 02-333
ISBN(s) 3-89701-691-5
Year 2001
Convention or series no. GA 58
Author(s) Görner B., Karl M.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Technical ventilation measures for protection against solvent vapours in the silk-screen printing industry
Original title Lufttechnische Massnahmen zum Schutz vor Lösemitteldämpfen in Siebdruckereien [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2001. 65p. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract Silk-screen printing processes involve solvents which are present in printing inks, cleaning products and additives. In order to limit the exposure of workers to these harmful substances, appropriate technical measures need to be taken to improve ventilation. A study was conducted on this subject in eight printing shops, where the diffusion of solvent vapours and ventilation parameters were determined for the purpose of developing guidelines. On the basis of the results obtained as well as on the measures already implemented for preventing solvent emissions, a number of recommendations are made for applying these ventilation measures in practice.
Descriptors (primary) screen printing; ventilation; organic solvents
Descriptors (secondary) local exhaust; report; ventilation design; limitation of exposure; Germany
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry