Ordinance on Prevention of Organic Solvent Poisoning and how it relates to print ink

Q. What is an organic solvent?

A solvent is...

A liquid used to dissolve substances.

Organic means...

The substance contains carbon atoms (C).

What is an organic solvent?

“Organic solvent” is a collective term that refers to any organic compound with properties that dissolve other substances. They are widely used in painting, cleaning, and printing in a broad range of workplaces.
While organic solvents are liquid at room temperature, they are generally highly volatile—the vapor can be easily absorbed into the body of an operator through their breathing as well as through skin due to the organic solvent’s oil-soluble property.


MEK-free inks are suitable for use with products to which odor can easily be imparted and suitable for use in small spaces.

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