AltraWash Blue makes a difference at Cenveo
Monday, October 05, 2009
Press release from the issuing company
Charlotte, N.C. – Cenveo, Inc., didn't become the continent's third-largest graphics communication company without supervising every detail to provide the highest print quality available. That's why the automatic anilox roll cleaning machine at its Cadmus Special Packaging headquarters runs with AltraWash Blue, HarperScientific's environmentally friendly, multi-purpose cleaner for UV and solvent-based inks. AltraWash Blue also is absolutely safe for use on aluminum.
"To maintain our print quality, we have been using HarperScientific's AltraWash Blue in our automatic anilox roll cleaning machine to clean our anilox rollers and sleeves for the past six months with complete satisfaction," says Chris Thomas, flexo pressroom supervisor at Cenveo's Cadmus facility in Charlotte, NC.
Cenveo found that AltraWash Blue works very efficiently to clean both the UV and water-based inks the company uses.
"Clean anilox rollers help us reduce our make-ready times and helps maintain our print quality," added Thomas.
By diluting concentrated AltraWash Blue according to specifications, Thomas also found that he used less chemical than was necessary with the cleaner used previously. The automatic anilox roll cleaning machine stays clean without leaving residue in the processing tank, and the unit's filter extracts ink solids, so no sludge is retained in the chemical holding tank.
The result is a cleaner, more efficient operation. And that's what keeps Cenveo at the top of the industry.
AltraWash Blue is a concentrated cleaner formulated specifically for cleaning UV and solvent-based inks in pressure washing systems, soak tanks and ultrasonic tanks. It also can be used simply as an on-press anilox cleaner, and is useful for cleaning printing plates.
With a pH of 11.8, the cleaner's advanced surfactant technology is exceedingly environmentally friendly, using no petroleum distillates or environmentally hazardous chemicals. It is a biodegradable, low-V.O.C. product, and has low vapor pressure.
Available exclusively through HarperScientific, this concentrated formula, which can be diluted with water, is sold in 1 gallon, 5 gallon, 30 gallon and 55 gallon containers.