Septic Safe Emulsion Wash

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Septic Safe Emulsion Wash

Postby Bartjy » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:28 pm

Hi Folks,

I'm on a septic system, so I need to know if there is such a thing as septic safe emulsion wash. I'm new to silk screening, so I'm not sure I'm using the correct term. I'm talking about stuff that is used to remove the emulsion from the screen. Also, is the removed emulsion septic safe?

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Re: Septic Safe Emulsion Wash

Postby Catspit Productions » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:21 am

Hello Bart,

Yes, you can use the entire Rhinotech Green line of chemicals.

http://catspitscreenprintsupply.com/rhi ... 200-quart/

http://catspitscreenprintsupply.com/rhi ... 122-quart/

http://catspitscreenprintsupply.com/rhi ... 50l-quart/

http://catspitscreenprintsupply.com/rhi ... 400-quart/

They are biodegradable, user friendly, septic tank and leach field safe. I need to add that to the product descriptions actually. Not sure why I didn't in the first place :?: LOL...

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Re: Septic Safe Emulsion Wash

Postby Bartjy » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:47 pm

Fantastic.

Thanks for the information

Bart

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Re: Septic Safe Emulsion Wash

Postby Bartjy » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:58 pm

I forgot to ask. Are there inks that are septic safe?

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Re: Septic Safe Emulsion Wash

Postby Catspit Productions » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:27 pm

You're very welcome.

There may be some truly organic water based inks but it's the pigments that are the issue mostly. Usually we use a filtration unit for removing small soluble particulates.



But you can clean ink with rags and solvents. Then you allow the rags to dry by evaporation or cure them in the oven. Once dry and hardened, it can be safely disposed of as solid waste. So you don't necessarily have to wash inks down the drain.
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