The Aquarius water treatment system reduces water use, prolongs bath life, and reduces waste water and processor cleaning times.
Under the slogan ‘Protect the planet and your profits’, Fujifilm emphasised just how efficient and eco-friendly the production of high-quality labels can be.
Shown for the first time was Flenex FW-FP, Fujifilm’s new water-washable plate for flexible packaging, joined by the upgraded SB-938 FLW water-washable plate processor and the brand-new Aquarius water treatment system.
The Flenex FW-FP plate features all the quality benefits of the established FW-L2 plate plus added solvent resistance, reduced curling effect, and a thicker polyester base of 188µm.
The SB-938 FLW is an all-in-one, semi-automatic water-washable plate processor designed to provide efficient plate handling. In combination with Fujifilm’s Flenex FW plates, it’s said to offer the fastest platemaking times in the industry – under 40 minutes. This is three times faster than leading solvent systems and 1.5 times faster than current thermal and water technologies, reckons Nills Gottfried, segment product marketing manager at Fujifilm Graphic Systems Europe.
With its best-in-class waste water capabilities, the upgraded SB-938 is a prime example of Fujifilm’s desire to manufacture products that support the printing industry’s ever-evolving environmental demands. It has an array of new features, including a washing section that minimises water use during rinsing, a liftable brush frame providing easier access for cleaning and a remote diagnostic service.
Rounding off Fujifilm’s latest flexographic equipment is the Aquarius water treatment system. Used in combination with either the C-Touch or SB-938 water-wash flexo plate processors, Aquarius reduces water use, prolongs bath life, and reduces waste water and processor cleaning times.
In combination, Fujifilm’s latest Flenex plate, processor and water treatment system help label converters to reduce water use while ensuring longer equipment life.