Flint Group has launched Varn Enviroflex system for flexographic printers. These cleaners, with a pH of 10.7, virtually eliminate the need for soda blasting, meaning they increase uptime and decrease costs. Printers using Enviroflex can reduce cleaning times by up to 40 percent and limit the need for skip-feeding on large solids.
Michael Kellen, business director of pressroom chemistry, says, "This product will help flexible packaging printers reduce the costs and headaches associated with expensive and time-consuming cleaning of anilox rollers."
According to Wayne Long, Flint Group’s vice president of sales, paper and board at Enviroflex is valuable for printers in a range of market sectors who don’t want to sacrifice quality when they save costs and time. "By using Enviroflex, flexible packaging printers in the corrugated, folding carton, food and beverage, and specialty paper segments will see a notable improvement print quality," he says.
The Varn Enviroflex product line includes cleaners for a wide variety of needs:
- Enviroflex Deep Clean for first-time users and for situations when only soda blasting helps clean water-based inks and coatings from your rollers.
- Enviroflex Daily – daily use cleaning for water-based inks and coatings on manual or automatic cleaning systems.
- Enviroflex UV Wash for cleaning UV ink on all press surfaces. This contains less than 100 grams per liter of volatile organic compounds.