User login

Alcohol for BASF polymers?

Posted on Thu, 24 Feb 2005 at 4:37



Anyone have an MSDS of the Alcohol for BASF polymer plates?, I think its called R241 NP. Need to find out what it contains for alcohol as I'm have big trouble getting it here in Sweden. The agent for BASF in sweden doesnt sell the alcohol, just the plates.. Go figure!

And etanol in sweden is regulated, need very extensive papper work to get ahold of the good stuff....

/Anders

Location of Opportunity or Item

Comments

Anonymous says: We use a denatured alcohol. It is the same alcohol used in marine stoves. Maybe you can get it at a marine supply store? Not sure if this will help. posted on: Wed, 03/09/2005 - 1:13pm
Anonymous says: Hi Anders, We are supplier of Pad Printing Consumables in Australia, with many years experience in BASF and other plate types. BASF plates can be processed with denatured alcohol, commonly called methylated ...

Hi Anders,

We are supplier of Pad Printing Consumables in Australia, with many years experience in BASF and other plate types.

BASF plates can be processed with denatured alcohol, commonly called methylated spirits - BUT - it is not as pure as industrial ethanol and this may affect the processing. In practice the difference will be so small that unless you are trying to achieve extremely even etch depths for very high quality printing it will not pose any problems.

BASF recommend that you mix 80% alcohol with 20% water.

This mixture will slow the processing of the plates, which is otherwise very fast and difficult to control. This is particularly true of the S43 plate.

posted on: Wed, 07/06/2005 - 10:37pm

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to the magazine.