It should be noted, by using Electro-technologies like electric infrared drying ovens, various hydrocarbons such as NOx (Nitrogen Oxide), CO (Carbon Monoxide) and CO² (Carbon Dioxide), which are produced by gas or oil fired hot air drying ovens can be eliminated. In many states, hydrocarbons are not exempt. Infrared dryers and the environment - it's safe In fact, some states are implementing new regulations requiring permits for new fossil fueled, i.e., gas dryers, where the emissions of the plant must be reduced by the amount to be increased by the new equipment. In other words, if you plan to add hydrocarbons into the atmosphere, you will have to get rid of other equipment producing equal amounts of VOC's.
With increased attention being paid to the EPA and the nation's concern about air pollution, there is a greater demand for the knowledge and experience that DRI offers to dry waterbase inks and coatings. Infrared drying offers the drying speeds typically associated with solvent technology - with the safety of waterbase adhesives, inks and coatings. DRI is a leader in waterbase drying technology.