INX to Offer FloClear Recycling Systems
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—INX International Ink Co. and FloClear™ LLC have announced a distribution agreement for all INX sheetfed and web offset customers to have access to FloClear® Fountain Solution Recycling Systems. The deal, which went into effect January 1, makes available to INX customers an environmental solution in line with the company’s corporate green sustainability and responsibility guidelines.
The FloClear FS series, which operates on any 40-inch or larger sheetfed press, is designed to decrease the impact on the environment and help lessen press downtime without increasing production costs. At the same time it improves dampening system cleanliness, as well as color consistency and press productivity.
“We see this as a tremendous opportunity for our customers,” said Angelo Possemato, national account director for INX International. “With the FloClear system, waste is significantly diminished in various parts of the process, and paper and ink waste at reduced levels. Toxins are being extracted in the three stages of separate and independent media, which currently is not taking place in any facility that does not have a FloClear system.”
FloClear Fountain Solution Recycling Systems are designed to greatly reduce the ink, paper fiber, and other contaminants that build up in a fountain solution. They constantly recirculate the solution through a patented, multistage separation system that filters contaminants out of the fountain solution—including colloidal and sub-colloidal—while leaving the manufacturer’s formulated and critical ingredients undisturbed.
“With the FloClear unit attached, the longevity of the fountain solution is significantly extended, while a printer lowers its carbon footprint,” Possemato explained. “There also will be less paper waste because jobs get up to print faster due to the consistently clean fountain solution. That’s a tremendous advantage to any printer who does a lot of makereadies. When the fountain solution is continuously clean—even after 40 different jobs in a day—the amount of wasted paper and ink is lessened significantly over time.”