WE CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT
Can it get any better than a heatset web press that prints more than 70,000 pieces in an hour?
Yes, it can. Because it’s better for the environment too.
The Rotoman press catalyses ink vapors into burnable fuel, which reduces our natural gas consumption. At times, the Rotoman can be running with no natural gas consumption, significantly reducing its carbon footprint. What’s more, the air that escapes is 99.9% VOC free.
It’s one of the only green web presses in North America with all of these capabilities. So it’s not just a better choice for your next job, it’s a better choice for the planet.
All of our sheet-fed inks are eco friendly vegetable based products and have no VOC content as opposed to the solvent based products of the past – and all of our UV inks are soy based.
We have installed a Flo-Clear fountain solution filtration system for both our sheet-fed and heat set web pressrooms. This system filters the fountain solution and recirculates it back to the press keeping the fountain solution clean at all times. We have reduced flushing our system from once a week to once a quarter thus saving time and chemistry. The system will keep the PH and conductivity of the water in balance allowing more consistent print results.
Trim Removal – We have installed a state-of-the-art trim removal system that automatically removes trim from all of our bindery equipment and sends it to a bailer where it is compacted and banded. The trim is then sold to various paper mills and recycled into paper products such as toilet tissues, paper towels and napkins.
Aluminum – 100% of our aluminum printing plates are recycled.
Our solvent recycling system is made by Maratek Environmental Inc. This system takes used press solvent and recovers it by a distillation process. The chemistry is cleaned and the solvent and water are separated.
This is how it works!…
The Solvent Saver uses a multi-stage vacuum distillation process that separates blanket wash into its components at lower-than-boiling temperatures. Any waste residues are self-contained within the unit, distilled water can be sent down the drain and the reclaimed solvent is ready to go back onto press with the addition of a recharge agent.
The Solvent Saver is an off-press automated machine that once installed, needs very little attention. Switching out drums and using our touch-sensitive control screen is virtually all the labor required. It has a small footprint, taking up little expensive manufacturing space. It operates at low temperatures; it is safe for installation in the pressroom in almost every instance.
Once the solvent and water are cleaned it can be used over and over in the blanket washing system of our presses. This dramatically reduces the consumption of virgin solvent and almost eliminates the need for hazardous waste removal. Read more about the Solvent Saver here.