Some Like It Hot ...
January 1, 2005

The technology behind today's drying equipment hasn't changed very much in recent years, but that doesn't make it any easier for a converter to choose the best product. EACH CONVERTER HAS his or her own unique needs when it comes to drying equipment, and one trend seems to be mixing different technologies to meet the needs of the application. This is just one approach, however, and drying equipment suppliers are continuing to provide the latest and greatest product advancements to meet customers' needs. Coping with trends Matt Litzler, president of C.A. Litzler, knows well about keeping his customers happy. "When customers in the

Toasty Warm and Dry
January 1, 2004

Radiant energy and added air circulation are making infrared drying systems efficient options for many converters. by Joy English Today's forecast: sunny and breezy, with highs in the 80s. With weather like this, perfecting a tan is quick and easy. But with this same type of radiant energy, packaged in a different form, a tan is not all that can be accomplished quickly. For the package printing industry, infrared (IR) energy serves many converters' drying needs, especially when combined with convection. Doug Misercola, president of DRI (Port Salerno, Fla.), says, "Basically, infrared is electromagnetic energy that has been around since the beginning of

Reduce VOC Emissions and Costs
September 1, 2003

Pollution abatement systems are designed with heat recovery systems that can reduce overall energy costs. VOCS IS A four-letter "word." So is cost. Package printers working with solvent-based inks must deal with these profanities on a continual basis—eliminating the emission of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and other air pollutants, while minimizing costs. It's a dual-edge sword that has gotten sharper over the past couple of years due to significantly higher energy costs. VOCs, along with nitrous oxide (NOx), are detrimental to air quality because of the ozone that is produced when sunlight acts on these pollutants. Ozone is the primary component of smog,

Environmental Controls
May 1, 2001

ABB Air Preheater The single-bed Combu-Channger® and twin bed Techno-Voc (TM) offer up to 99 percent destruction efficiency oxidizing pollutants and 95 percent heat recovery efficiency. The Cor-Pak® thermal and catalytic oxidizers offer up to 82 percent primary heat recovery. Visit ADWEST Technologies RETOX (TM) twin bed regenerative thermal oxidizers provide 99+% VOC/odor control for flexographic, web offset, screen, gravure, and litho printing and converting processes. Visit American Environmental Int'l Offers air pollution control and VOC emission control systems. AEI offers guaranteed compliance with EPA regulations. Visit Anguil Environmental Systems For