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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Flexo Concepts introduces QuikWash at drupa 2012

Flexo Concepts introduced its exclusive QuikWash wash -up system at Drupa in Düsseldorf from May 3-16 in Hall 11, Stand C34.  This innovative technology cuts wash-up times and solvent consumption in half by using an exclusive plastic wash-up blade to dramatically improve wash-up effectiveness.  The company will also feature a line of traditional plastic wash-up blades in addition to its TruPoint line of plastic and composite doctor blades and MicroClean dry media anilox cleaning systems.  

New to the market, the QuikWash System makes it possible for printers to retrofit their presses to leverage the benefits of a plastic wash-up blade.  The system consists of a wash-up blade clamp that attaches to the existing wash-up tray and uses the company’s exclusive TruPoint DeltaFlex plastic wash-up blade.  DeltaFlex is constructed from a durable, rigid material that enables it to achieve and maintain a fine contact point with the roller.  It is this fine contact point that results in more efficient wiping and wash-ups that can be completed in half the time.

DeltaFlex blades are also extremely resistant to chemical breakdown, making them ideal for washing up UV ink and for use with harsh solvents.  The blades possess a low coefficient of friction so they wear evenly and last longer than rubber-tip blades without producing tack.  The clamp design eliminates the need for holes and slots so blade costs are reduced and blade changes are quick and easy.

Customers have reported a substantial improvement in wash-up quality and a reduction in wash-up times after retrofitting their presses with this product.  Staff will be on hand in the booth to answer questions about the QuikWash System and demonstrate a side-by-side comparison of the new and traditional wash-up blade systems.  The company will also have on display a variety of traditional plastic wash-up blades.

In addition to wash-up products, Flexo Concepts will present its full line of TruPoint plastic and composite doctor blades and MicroClean anilox cleaning equipment for flexographic and offset coating applications.  TruPoint blades are popular as a substitute for steel blades in a wide variety of applications due to their long blade life and performance characteristics.  They have been shown to outlast steel up to four times and perform better when it comes to graphic reproduction and in high speed, high temperature and high abrasion applications.

The MicroClean dry media anilox cleaning system uses specially designed plastic media pellets to remove inks and coatings from anilox cells.  By restoring original volume, MicroClean ensures that rolls deliver predictable ink densities and coating weights.  The technology is used to clean anilox rolls, sleeves, rotogravure cylinders and coating rolls and is environmentally safe.

To learn more about these products, stop by the company’s booth in Hall 11, Stand C34 or visit www.flexoconcepts.com.