Re: Need a new solvent ASAP!
- Thank you so much to everyone for all of your help and advice. I really appreciate your input and experience.
And to answer some of your questions...I always wear Nitril gloves and the wash i use(d) is the Sunnyside odorless. It works well enough and I never had a problem with it until last week. I had no direct skin exposure to the solvent but my dermatologist thinks that it became somewhat aerosolized as it was coming out of the squirt bottle. That is why there is a straight line where my glove ends and my arms are covered in a rash.
Anyway, thanks again!
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Julie Larson <entdesign@...> wrote:
> Have you been wearing laytex gloves while cleaning? I have had a lot of
> industrial exposure to solvents and developed dermatitis, but found that I had
> become sensitive to laytex (or possibly the powder in the gloves, and allergic
> to sodium laurel sulfate, which is a foaming agent in liquid soaps.
> Solvents will defat your skin and damage its ability to moisturize itself over
> time, so you want to wear gloves when using it. I switched to the cheap
> disposable vinyl gloves. Nitrile is also good if laytex is a problem for you.
> I use a Varn press wash. It does have a definite odor, but it takes so little to
> clean up my small platen presses I don't worry about it.
> From: keetgi <keetgi.kogan@...>
> To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thu, July 7, 2011 9:36:58 PM
> Subject: [PPLetterpress] Need a new solvent ASAP!
> Hi! I just came back from the dermatologist and apparently I am having an
> allergic reaction to the odourless mineral spirits I've been using to clean my
> Can anyone recommend a non-toxic solution that won't rust out my press
> (Vandercook sp20)?
> I would appreciate any help or advice.
- Well you know how it goes with products imported from Chna. . . . ;)
From: Gerald Lange <Bieler@...>;
Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: Need a new solvent ASAP!
Sent: Sat, Aug 20, 2011 7:47:39 AM
There seem to be a number of these off brand "green" solvents slipping past the censors. No ingredients listing, no MSDS supplied. Available in stores and on line. Very strange considering the strict regulations imposed on known manufacturers.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, sylvia chevrier <sylviachevrier@...> wrote:
> I checked on the bottle I have and there is no ingredient list. There
> is an 800 number to call for "technical assistance". Early next week
> when I have some free time I'm going to call, because now I'm
> curious. I'll let you know if I find out anything worthwhile.
> Whatever is in it, this product has really made clean up alot easier for me.
> >I contacted Christine's Graphic Supplies to ask about Genie's Safe N
> >Easy and obtain it's MSDS. Don't know what I was expecting since it
> >claims to have no harsh toxins there was nothing listed on the sheet
> >regarding "ingredients". I was just curious what it's made of. I was
> >also told it's "super concentrated". Now like with California Wash,
> >which some people use out of the can but is recommended to be mixed
> >with water...why is that not a bad idea? Wouldn't I want to keep
> >water-soluble solvents away from a press? Though I guess if applied
> >carefully it only should touch the rollers...
> >Dan Selzer