The importance of cleaning
in the Flexographic Industry
The FLEXO CLEANING SOLUTIONS sector was born from the need of operators in the world of flexo printing
Our aim is to be able to obtain high quality print quality, to extend the life of its machinery and components and to keep the work environment clean.
The cleanliness of printing machines, printing plates, anilox rollers and environments is fundamental to achieve this.
We at ECO AIR are recognized for the quality of our products, which are studied and produced internally thanks to our research and development department, everything we do is managed and certified according to ISO 9001: 2015 which guarantees its quality.
of good cleaning
The reason why cleaning is important and advantageous is explained with simple points
- Print quality
- Reduction of machine downtime
- Constant efficiency of the capacity of the anilox rollers
- Cost reduction
- Reduction of paper and film waste
- Extending the life of components, machinery, clichés and anilox
Why choose eco-friendly
products like ours
ECO AIR has always invested in research and produces detergents in full respect and protection of the environment, studying through its research center more sustainable and performing solutions to be placed on the market.
Why it is important to use products with low environmental impact:
- Less environmental impact
- Less risk to the health of operators
- Lower costs for wastewater and wastewater disposal
Washing machines and circuits
Daily washing is one of the most important processes in flexographic companies, unfortunately also one of the most underrated.
The washing of the circuits at the end of the day, at each color change, prevents the color from getting stuck both in the pipes and in the trays, in the doctor blade chamber and even on the anilox.
A good daily wash allows the anilox to remain clean and not blocked.
Washing plates for printing cliché
The washing of the printing plates / cliché is essential
to ensure excellent print quality.
ECO AIR cleaning products have been tested on various types of clichés of different brands, in order to guarantee the good cleaning result without weighing on the life of the cliché.
Compared to non-specific or competing products, our cliché cleaners ensure that the plate is kept as new, preventing the cliché from drying out or being damaged.
Anilox ordinary cleaning
The purpose of a modern anilox roller is to correctly dose the ink needed on the matrix, it is self-evident that if the cells become clogged, it will not be possible to transfer the correct amount of ink required by the characterization.
Cells can be occluded for several reasons:
- Dry ink on the bottom of the cell
- Different material that settles
- Squeegee material deposited
During normal use, the rollers must be cleaned as soon as possible after a printing cycle, to remove the ink and coating residues.
The on-line cleaning cycle is the first solution to be put in place to inhibit the cell occlusion process.
When not possible in the car, when disassembling from the anilox it is good to immediately follow a cleaning with the specific detergent for the ink used.
When to wash Anilox
- End of work
- Machine downtime
- Anilox exchange
Depending on the type of material transported, the importance of timeliness of cleaning increases.
This table indicates the minutes in which it is necessary to intervene as soon as the use of anilox has ceased:
|TIME FOR ACTION IN MINUTES||TYPE OF INK|
|0 MINUTES||TWO-COMPONENTS - CATALYZED|
|5 MINUTES||INK BASE H2O|
|10 MINUTES||INK BASE SOLVENT|
|Between 10 and 15 MINUTES||INK BASE UV|
Extraordinary Anilox cleaning
IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO USE ONLY SPECIFIC CHEMICAL PRODUCTS, TO USE NON-SPECIFIC PRODUCTS COULD LEAD TO RUIN THE ANILOX OR TO DETERIORATE ITS STATE.
Extraordinary cleaning is performed by the operator and must be performed at least weekly, if you want to guarantee high print quality and a longer lasting life for anilox.
Cleaning takes place with the use of chemicals or technology.
Industrial environments washing
Our twenty years of experience allows us to offer a complete range of products for washing industrial environments.
Our solutions include detergent products for washer-dryers, machine cleaning, cleaning of workbenches and air filters.
With its philosophy of highly effective products and an ecological base, Eco Air is able to satisfy even the most demanding requests of each customer.
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