Printech Archive, July, 1999: Re: Flexo ink separation

Re: Flexo ink separation

Robert Gifford (
Fri, 30 Jul 1999 11:47:06 -0500


Did you see the previous discussion of water-based ink separation,
in the Printech archives at


"West, Keith" wrote:
> We received the following request for infomation and would appreciate any
> help we can get:
> I'm doing some consulting with a medium sized SE Nebraska printshop.
> They
> use water-based UV inks on their flexo web press. The problem they're
> having is with the cleaning water. They discharge to the POTW and are
> running into contamination problems. Blue color is showing up in the
> effluent. How can they solve this problem?
> I've heard about ink splitters/separators. Can you give me technical,
> product, and/or processing information to help solve this problem? Any
> references to other sources of info will also be totally appreciated. The
> problem is pressing, so I need a response ASAP. Thanks for your time.


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