HarperScientific, the printing and coating supplies division of anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, announces the introduction of AltraWash Blue, an environmentally friendly, multi-purpose cleaner for UV and solvent based inks which is safe for use on aluminum.
The sister product to AltraWash Green, the non-corrosive cleaner designed for water-based inks, AltraWash Blue is a concentrated cleaner formulated for cleaning UV and solvent based inks in pressure washing systems, soak tanks and ultrasonic tanks, or it can be used simply as an on-press anilox cleaner. It is also useful for cleaning printing plates.
“The fact that AltraWash Blue is perfectly safe for aluminum is particularly exciting,” says Tony Donato, product development engineer at Harper Corporation of America. “Because aluminum is used in the construction of most wide web and narrow web anilox sleeves, as well as lightweight anilox rolls, a non-corrosive cleaner with a safe pH level is critical for protecting anilox investments.”
AltraWash Blue has a pH of 11.8. The new cleaner’s surfactant technology is also environmentally friendly, using no petroleum distillates or environmentally hazardous chemicals. It is a biodegradable, low VOC product, and has low vapor pressure.
For more information, contact Jim Harper, vice president of HarperScientific.