Highly effective and eco-friendly surface cleaners
KS-Chemie, a member of the BÜFA Group, develops and markets cleaning products for the manual and mechanical removal of inks, paints and varnishes. In addition to products for industrial cleaning processes, the company manufactures cleaners for use in washing machines in the graphic arts industry and the paint and varnish industry.
These products are characterized by their high cleaning power and efficiency, coupled with environmental compatibility. The portfolio comprises water-based and water-free, low-emission products with a wide application range for many different ink systems.
Applications include all major automatic and manual cleaning processes in the printing and packaging industry, e.g. processes that dissolve and remove ink and glue residues from printing units, rollers, cylinders and printing plates.
SpeedyClean for plate cleaning
The SpeedyClean products are the newest addition to the KS-Chemie portfolio; they were developed exclusively for use with the new plate cleaning equipment by D.W. Renzmann. The fast-acting and powerful cleaners remove water-based ink systems, solvent-based inks and UV-curing inks at room temperature. SpeedyClean products are suitable for all plate materials and for surfaces made of ceramic, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, aluminum alloy, galvanized materials and non-ferrous metals.
ROTO-Clean and ROTO-Clean S for clean distillation units
When contaminated cleaning baths are distilled, the clean washing agent is separated thermally from the less volatile and solid impurities. The residual components are paste-like and sticky. A rotating scraper can help clean the walls and floor of the distillation vessel, but will not remove all residues.
To dissolve these residues, KS-Chemie recommends ROTO-Clean, a highly alkaline cleaner concentrate that is diluted with 50% water. When the mixture is brought to a boil, the residues are dissolved and can be conveniently discharged with the cleaning solution.
In some cases, the residues in a contaminated cleaning bath are prone to polymerization, forming incrustations that resemble a thick, tightly interwoven coating. They can be removed with a stronger version of the cleaner by the name of ROTO-Clean S. Again, this is a highly alkaline concentrate that needs to be diluted with 50% water before use.