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Anonymous

Year Submitted: 2006

Process: photographic plate making

Industry: Printing

Wastes Reduced: silver

Location: Lincoln NE

No. of employees: unknown

Contact: Stacey Hawkey

Phone: 402-472-2838



Description:

Silver and metal wastes associated with metal photographic plate-making and ink wastes for printing operations.

P2 Application:

switched to polymer plates that use silver-free photographic film and to soy inks.

  • Total Cost Savings: $50,000.00

Details of Reductions

  • Silver
    Comments: Silver and metal waste from photographic plates.

Additional Information :

Primary savings are from the production standpoint. Polymer plates take only a few minutes to produce, versus an hour for metal plates. Approximately $40K - $64K per year has been saved. There has been a savings time spent on OSHA regulations, approximately $250/year.

Source: P2RIC



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