smart® Cleaning Solutions

Safe and Effective Cleaning Guaranteed


Specifically formulated for the print industry, following extensive research and development, our range of smart® cleaning solutions offers safe and effective cleaning in all print environments

Benefits of our smart® Cleaning Range

  • All products are Non Caustic, Non Aggressive and ‘REACH’ compliant.
  • Our products are guaranteed not to cause damage to rubber rollers, print plates, pumps and chambers.
  • Our products enable you to maintain high quality print and protect your profitability.
  • We can work with your local water authority requirements to ensure total compliance with regulations on a local and national level.
  • With over 150 development products under our belt, we can work with you to develop a bespoke cleaning solution for specific or unusual problems.

Our Best-Selling General Purpose Press Cleaner

smart® AQUASOL is specifically formulated for the removal of water and UV based inks and coatings from all areas of the printing process. It is suitable for use on Anilox rollers, rubber rollers, polymer plates, ink pumps and doctor blade chambers.

  • Available in 25L, 200L, 1000L containers
  • 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
  • Dilute smart® AQUASOL with water at 10% dilution (1 part smart® AQUASOL to 9 parts water).
  • Pump around print units or apply directly using clean cloths or pressure sprayers.
  • For UV based inks – use the product neat.

Our Best-Selling Gel For Direct Cleaning of Anilox Cells

smart® CELLGEL has been developed specifically to remove ink deposits from Anilox cells. It is also extremely effective as an Ultrasonic Pre-Treatment for very dirty rollers, helping to reduce cleaning times.

  • Available in 1L containers
  • Non Caustic, Non Corrosive
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Manufactured with a blend of Citrus Turpines 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.

The Perfect Solution for Ultrasonic Cleaning

smart® ULTRASOL is a highly reactive formulation designed primarily for use in Ultrasonic cleaning systems. Suitable for removing water and UV based inks and coatings, smart® ULTRASOL’S special blend of surfactants are designed to ‘degass’ quickly ensuring high performance cleaning action for your Ultrasonic system.

  • Available in 25L, 200L containers
  • Non Caustic, Non Corrosive
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Suitable for removal of water and UV based inks and coatings
  • Quick ‘de-gassing’ for efficient cleaning
  • Aluminium and alloy safe
  • Versatile, powerful cleaning action
  • Dilute smart® ULTRASOL with water at 10% dilution (1 part smart® ULTRASOL to 9 parts water).
  • Diluted product should be used to fill the ultrasonic cleaning tank according to the manufacturer’s advised levels.
  • For best results, smart® ULTRASOL should be used in the ultrasonic tank
    at 30-40 °C.

An Effective Non-Caustic Cleaner For Parts Washers

smart® LF WASH 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, smart® LF WASH will clean ink trays, doctor blade chambers and general ancillary equipment.

  • Available in 25L containers
  • Non Caustic, Non Corrosive
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Suitable for removal of water and UV based inks, varnishes and coatings
  • Low foaming cleaning action
  • Aluminium and alloy safe
  • Dilute smart® LF WASH with 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 smart® LF WASH at temperatures of 40-60°C.
  • The product should be completely replaced as soon as the cleaning action starts to deteriorate.

Concentrated Cleaning Solution For Photopolymer Plates

smart® POLYSOL is formulated primarily for use in automated photopolymer plate cleaners, for the removal of UV, water and solvent based inks and coatings. The gentle blend of glycols and alcohol keeps the formula reactive for long periods of time for cleaning systems under constant use.

  • Available in 25L containers
  • Non Caustic, Non Corrosive
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Suitable for removing all types of printing ink
  • Concentrated formula for long life
  • Use smart® POLYSOL neat in plate cleaning systems with a final fresh water rinse before drying.
  • Alternatively, apply directly for manual cleaning of photopolymer plates.

An Organic Acidic Based Solution For Anilox Cell Rejuvenation

smart® REVIVE is formulated specifically for periodic cleaning of Anilox rollers. This organic, acidic solution effectively removes plugged contamination within Anilox cells. Occasional applications of smart® REVIVE alongside daily use of smart® AQUASOL will optimise Anilox cell condition.

  • Available in 25L, 200, 1000L containers
  • Non Caustic, Does Not Contain Corrosive Mineral Acids
  • Suitable for water based inks
  • Extremely effective Anilox cell rejuvenator

Circulation Method

  • Firstly wash down your print unit with smart® AQUASOL, then dilute smart® REVIVE solution with water at 50% dilution (1 part smart® REVIVE to 1 part water) in a bucket and pump through for 20 minutes.
  • Follow with another cycle of smart® AQUASOL. This will effectively flush away any remaining deposits from the Anilox cell. Finally rinse with clean water.

Direct Application

  • Apply smart® REVIVE neat to the Anilox roller, manually agitating the surface with an anilox pad or brush. Continually reapply to keep the anilox surface wet for 5-10 minutes.
  • Apply a brief bucket wash using smart® AQUASOL and finally rinse well with water.

Maximise Efficiencies with our New Press Side Buckets

Designed to encourage regular cleaning of print units, our press side buckets will bring organisation and efficiency to your working environment.

  • Encourage operators to regularly clean down print units.
  • Maximise efficient use of our smart® cleaning products.
  • Save waste and promote product knowledge.
  • Focus operators towards ‘proactive’ cleaning practices.
  • Help to maintain anilox cell conditions and high quality print with regular cleaning.
  • Buckets are colour coded and clearly branded to identify our cleaning products – smart® AQUASOL and smart® REVIVE.
  • Buckets hold 25L of diluted solution, making them a convenient size for press side storage.
  • Bucket lids will keep diluted cleaning solution free from contamination.
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