Environmental Project no. 884, 2004

Substitution of Cobalt Driers and Methyl Ethyl Ketoxime

Cobalt driers, methyl ethyl ketoxime and hydroquinone are all compounds, which are used as additives in oxidative drying paints and printing inks. Due to their adverse environmental and health effects there is a general need for reducing the use of these compounds. Different alternatives to the compounds in questions have been investigated and evaluated in comparison with the exiting products. Their technical capacity has been evaluated and their environmental and health effects have been assessed.

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