Re: photogravure

Date: 08/16/05-11:00:41 PM Z
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Quoting Bob Maxey <>:

> I use ferric chloride perhaps three times a week. Not for gravure or a
> photographic process; although I am creating images. I am well versed on the
> safety of FeCL3. OSHA currently does not regulate it as toxic or hazardous,
> according to the MSDS information.
> I absolutely agree with the esteemed Mr. Sullivan and his view of FeCL3.
> Ferric chloride is a rather innocuous chemical when you compare it to other
> chemicals.

Electronic hobbyists also use it to etch printed circuit boards.
Normal, sensible treatment of it as a poison seem sufficient,
it doesn't require extreme equipment or precautions.

Peter Williams
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