Cleanliness of printed material, particularly in the food and labelling industry is rapidly becoming a major issue with the printing industry.
Most new imported narrow web flex presses from major manufacturers come fitted with web cleaners, usually Teknek.
A spokesman for Aldus , Australasian agent for Teknek, said much of the debris found on slit webs originated from the slitting process itself. With this in mind Teknek had developed the EPC, Edge Pre-Cleaner, as an option or to supplement the standard web cleaner in some instances.
“Aldus has fitted Teknek web cleaners on a multitude of different machines mainly prior to the printing process, to enhance print quality. However, as slitting is usually carried out after printing, any dust produced by the slitting will contaminate the web prior to the packaging process,” the spokesman said,
Teknek offered a wide range of web cleaners for the packaging industry covering all processes in the chain, to ensure totally clean packaging material reached the end user.