The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy uses different instruments for the instrumentation of large optical telescopes. The front panels of these instruments are labeled with PrintoLUX® technology.
The new classification system for chemicals according to the GHS (2015) significantly lowers the limit values for the individual levels of hazardousness of chemical substances and mixtures.
In accordance with the limits reclassified in August 2015, a number of UV-curing inks have been upgraded in terms of hazard potential.
UV-curing inks are often used for marking scales, housings and printed circuit boards.
Since 2015, the hazards to health and the environment posed by the ingredients of UV-curable inks have been clearly and unambiguously pointed out.
If you need to mark scales, housings, circuit boards or elements and are looking for an alternative to UV-curable inks, the PrintoLUX® labelling process is a good solution.
Our patented process is environmentally friendly, free of any health risk, versatile on different materials and last but not least the most economical process currently available for industrial marking. The PrintoLUX® special inks used in this process were extensively tested by the laboratories of the world-renowned Bureau Veritas testing institute in October 2015 and March 2016 with regard to their harmlessness to health.
You can read the results here:
Bureau Veritas - Report
PrintoLUX® hp inks fluid, 25.03.2016
The conclusion: The liquid inks tested by Bureau Veritas are not a hazardous substance with regard to the proven ingredients. The Bureau Veritas tests did not detect any other substance with a declarable percentage by weight that is not already listed on the safety data sheets of the PLX-hp inks. The liquid PLX-hp inks are to be classified as harmless in handling with regard to the concentrations of the ingredients when handled correctly.
Buero Veritas – Report
PrintoLUX® inks cured, 16.10.2015
The conclusion of this study: "The burnt-in (PrintoLUX®) inks tested and approved by Bureau Veritas ... are to be classified as harmless for printing on food packaging or toys in relation to the residual concentrations of the substances methanol, metahnal, dioxane and isobutanol.
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