Global Patent Index - EP 1059166 A1

EP 1059166 A1 2000-12-13 - Method and apparatus for drying printed materials

Title (en)

Method and apparatus for drying printed materials

Title (de)

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Trocknen von Druckerzeugnissen

Title (fr)

Procédé et dispositif pour sécher des produits imprimés

Publication

EP 1059166 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00201866 A

Priority

NL 1012251 A

Abstract (en)

Method for drying printed materials substantially immediately after the manufacture thereof, comprising the successive steps of (i) feeding a quantity of printed material under conditions of room temperature and atmospheric pressure into a space closable and evacuable in vacuum-tight manner, (ii) closing the space, (iii) at least partially evacuating the space for a determined period and maintaining a predetermined low pressure in the space relative to the atmospheric pressure, and (iv) removing the quantity of printed material from said space after the determined period, and apparatus for performing this method, comprising an autoclave which is adapted to temporarily store therein a quantity of printed materials substantially immediately after manufacture of said printed materials, pumping means for evacuating the autoclave to a predetermined pressure, and regeneration means for regenerating solvent from gases released during evacuation of the autoclave. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B41F 23/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41F 23/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B41F 23/0489 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

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EP 1059166 A1 20001213; EP 1059166 B1 20031210; EP 1059166 B8 20040421; AT 256012 T 20031215; DE 60007027 D1 20040122; DE 60007027 T2 20040916; DK 1059166 T3 20040413; ES 2211445 T3 20040716; NL 1012251 C2 20001208; PT 1059166 E 20040430

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