Tower introduces new flexographic cleaner for corrugated applications

Tower Products, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of environmentally-sensitive pressroom chemistry for the offset and flexographic printing industry, has released Tower 270 Cleaner Concentrate – its new flexographic cleaning product specifically formulated for the corrugated printing industry. Tower 270 Cleaner Concentrate is a water-based wash-up detergent for Flexo Systems used in the corrugated box industry. “Over time, metal particulates in the inks adhere to the anilox cell wall, taking valuable cell space from new ink,” said the company. “Tower 270 Cleaner Concentrate is designed to reduce dried ink over time and usage to where users will have a full cell volume available for the fresh flexo ink.” The new cleaner should be mixed with water at a ratio of 50 parts water and one- part concentrate (50:1). It doesn’t contain any VOC’s, HAPS or solvents, and will clean both UV and conventional inks in the corrugated printing area. Tower added that sample material is available for in-plant evaluations.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.