Cleaning Solutions

Our premium cleaning solutions have been uniquely formulated for the flexographic print industry.

At the core of flexographic print is the anilox roller, which is a critical element to the print process. These are precision engineered components that need to be maintained to the highest degree, to enable them to consistently deliver a high quality of print and press productivity.

Our innovative range of cleaning solutions have been designed to safely and effectively clean your anilox rollers. They provide the correct care without compromising safety and causing corrosion or damage to your anilox rollers or the rubber elements, print plates, doctor blades, pumps or ink chambers.

Safety is a priority, which is why all our cleaning solutions are REACH compliant.

Premium Performance Press Cleaning Solution. AquaSol was our initial specifically formulated cleaning solution for the removal of water and UV based inks and coatings from all areas of the printing process.

It has evolved over the years to meet the specific needs of the print process, whilst being REACH compliant. With a distinct focus on anilox rollers, AquaSol has been developed to be safe, non-caustic, non-aggressive, but effective in cleaning.

It is suitable for use on anilox rollers, rubber rollers, polymer plates, ink pumps and doctor blade chambers.

The smallest amount of contamination within the anilox cells can have serious detrimental effects on ink lay down and subsequent print quality.

The result of contamination is high levels of print rejects and operators spending considerable time and money reformulating ink strengths to achieve target ink densities. However, this is an unsustainable method to achieve high-level of print if anilox rollers are dirty, clogged or damaged.

It is essential that anilox cells are maintained correctly to ensure consistent print quality and productivity.

• Available in 25L, 200L, 1000L containers
• Non-Caustic, Non-Corrosive
• REACH compliant
• Environmentally friendly
• Suitable for removal of water and UV based inks and coatings
• Versatile, powerful cleaning action
• Protects metallic components through use of corrosion inhibitors – Aluminium and alloy safe

• Dilute AQUASOL with water at 10% dilution (1-part AQUASOL to 9-parts clean water).
• Pump around print units or apply directly using clean cloths, or pressure sprayers.
• For UV based inks – use the product neat.

Premium Performance Press Cleaning Solution, but Concentrated. With the continued environmental pressures, we understand that businesses need to make changes to meet their targets set. Our AquaSolx4 was developed to not only provide cost savings, but to have reduce environmental impact.

AquaSolx4 is a concentrated formulation of our main AquaSol product. It is suitable for all the same cleaning applications as AQUASOL, but being 4x more concentrated, you only use a quarter of the amount each time, by diluting AquaSolx4, which gives significant cost savings for larger users and print production plants.

Using AquaSolx4 will have a significant positive impact on your business, through:

• 75% reduction in IBC use and disposals
• 75% reduction in delivery of cleaning solution
• 75% reduction in man-hours, moving cleaning solutions
• 75% reduction in administration

And reductions in relation to CO2 emissions.

AquaSolx4 is specially formulated for the removal of water and UV based inks and coatings for all areas of the printing process.

Suitable for use on anilox rollers, rubber rollers, polymer plates, ink pumps and doctor blade chambers. You can use AquaSolx4 with the reassurance that it won’t cause damage of erosion of your anilox roll.

• Available in 1000L containers
• Highly concentrated to provide significant resources and cost savings
• REACH compliant
• Non-Caustic, Non-Corrosive
• Environmentally friendly
• Suitable for removal of water and UV based inks and coatings
• Versatile, powerful cleaning action
• Protects metallic components through use of corrosion inhibitors – Aluminium and alloy safe
• Supports your environmental and carbon neutral targets

• Dilute AQUASOLx4 with clean water at 2.5% (1-part AQUASOL to 4-parts clean water).
• Pump around print units or apply directly using clean cloths, or pressure sprayers
• For UV based inks – use product diluted at 5% dilution

For Direct Cleaning of Anilox Cells. When maintenance schedules are pushed back, or sometimes due to the types of inks being used, ink deposits will build up on the anilox rollers. Deterioration of print quality is the consequence of clogged cells in the anilox rollers.

CellGel has been specifically developed to remove caked on ink deposits from anilox cells.

It is also extremely effective as an Ultrasonic Pre-Treatment for very dirty rollers, helping to reduce the cleaning operation, saving time and money.

• Available in 1L containers
• Non-Caustic, Non-Corrosive
• REACH Compliant
• Environmentally friendly
• Manufactured with a blend of Citrus Terpenes derived from lemons
• Suitable for removal of most inks, varnishes and coatings
• Aluminium and alloy safe

• Apply neat gel to the surface of the DRY anilox roller, wiping evenly around the face of the roller.
• Agitate the gel around the roller face with an anilox cleaning pad.
• Wrap the anilox roller with film, allowing the gel to work for as long as possible (up to 48 hours).
• Remove film, wipe the roller with a clean cloth. Wash remaining gel off with clean warm water and a general press cleaning solution if available.
• Allow the roller to air dry and avoid touching the engraved surface with hands.
• Repeat the process if the roller is extremely dirty.
• If using as a ‘pre-treatment’ for ultrasonic cleaning – apply and leave for 1 hour, wipe off all gel from the roller surface. Before the roller dries, commence with your normal Ultrasonic cleaning procedure.

An Effective Non-Caustic Cleaner for Parts Washers. Having an effective maintenance procedure for your complete print system in conjunction with anilox roller is vital to reduce print rejects and production downtime.

LFWash is a low foaming cleaning solution designed for use in high pressure spray wash systems, such as Parts Washers. Specifically formulated to remove most types of water and UV based printing inks, varnishes and coatings, LF WASH will clean ink trays, doctor blade chambers and general ancillary equipment.

Used in conjunction with anilox rollers cleaning solutions will ensure your print system consistently delivers high level print quality and reduces print reject and production downtime. Delivering high productivity.

• Available in 25L containers
• Non-Caustic, Non-Corrosive
• REACH compliant
• Environmentally friendly
• Suitable for removal of most water and UV based inks, varnishes and coatings
• Low foaming cleaning action
• Aluminium and alloy safe

• Dilute LFWash with clean water directly in the parts washer at a dilution rate of 10%-15% (1-part LF Wash to 9-parts water).
• For best results, use LFWash at temperatures of 40-60°C.
• The product should be completely replaced as soon as the cleaning action starts to deteriorate.

Perfect Solution for Ultrasonic Cleaning. UltraSol is a highly reactive formulation designed primarily for use in Ultrasonic cleaning systems.

Suitable for removing water and UV based inks and coatings, UltraSol’s special blend of surfactants are designed to ‘degas’ quickly ensuring high performance cleaning action for your Ultrasonic system.

Cleaning your anilox rollers in an Ultrasonic Tank is the best way to ensure cells are clean and unclogged. Clean anilox cells ensures ink flows freely and correctly and ink deposits to the printing plate will be correct and consistent. Delivering constant high-quality print.

• Available in 25L, 200L containers
• Non-Caustic, Non-Corrosive
• REACH compliant
• Environmentally friendly
• Suitable for removal of water and UV based inks and coatings
• Quick ‘de-gassing’ for efficient and effective cleaning
• Aluminium and alloy safe
• Versatile, powerful cleaning action