More demands for sustainability in 2020? First step, evaluate your cleaning processes.

on Jan 7, 2020 in Products

Flexo Wash has been incorporating sustainable solutions since before “Sustainable Solutions” was a focus word in this industry. Did you know that the first Flexo Wash unit was built from an old dishwasher in 1989? Our founder, Henning Kongstad, repurposed an old dishwasher in order to clean his printing equipment. Kongstad sought a safe and effective solution for cleaning his anilox while also keeping his employees out of harm’s way and using less chemicals.  Since that humble inception,...

Downtime Eliminator: How Do I Use the FW Quick Treat on My Anilox Cleaner?

on Dec 16, 2019 in How-To Tips

Problem: How do I use the FW Quick Treat on my anilox cleaner?Answer: Quick treat is just that: a quick treat. Simply spray on your anilox roll and wipe clean. Read more about this process here: FW Quick Treat is for the manual cleaning of aniloxes between offline deep cleanings. It is quick and easy, just like the name says: Quick Treat.This is a unique product for manual cleaning because it is non-corrosive and harmless to aluminum. It is a great on-press solution for improved color with a...

Downtime Eliminator: How Do I Maintain the Sponge Roller on the Plate Washer?

on Nov 6, 2019 in How-To Tips

Problem: How do I maintain the sponge roller on my plate washer? Answer: Maintaining your sponge roller will help extend its life. But remember that it’s a consumable and does need to be replaced after a period of time. Here’s the steps to doing this maintenance yourself and a video as well. When the sponge roll becomes discolored from ink residues and liquid, it should be cleaned and rinsed with water. Remember always use gloves and goggles. Also, before working on the machine,...

Patrick Potter Awarded “Supplier of the Year” 2019 at TLMI Awards

on Nov 4, 2019 in Company News

Patrick Potter, President of Flexo Wash, was named TLMI Supplier of the Year for 2019 at the association’s Annual Awards Gala on October 29, 2019 at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. Presented on an annual basis, the Supplier of the Year Award honors and recognizes an individual for their ongoing volunteer service and dedication to TLMI and to the greater industry. Criteria for winning the award includes service to TLMI on the association’s board and committees, in addition to continuous...

Flexo Wash Introduces a New and Improved Handy Anilox Roll Cleaner

on Sep 13, 2019 in Press Releases, Products

Did you know that you can wash TWO anilox rolls for the price of ONE? With the new and improved FW Handy Mini 2 Anilox Roll Cleaner, you can do just that. Flexo Wash recently discontinued its original FW Handy Automatic unit, which cleaned only one anilox roll at a time, and created this new machine that cleans two anilox rolls at a time. What we did not change is the price! This boils down to more rolls cleaned, doubling the output and keeping the price the same. It’s two for the price of...

Downtime Eliminator: How Do I Adjust the Brush Planes on My Plate Washer Between Cleanings?

on Sep 9, 2019 in How-To Tips

Problem: How do I adjust the brush planes on my plate washer? Answer: This might need to be done between cleanings. Here’s the steps to doing this adjustment yourself and a video as well. Plate washing is a quick and gentle cleaning process that leaves plates totally clean and ready for immediate use without causing any wear or tear. Plates are cleaned with a unique combination of specially-made soft, moving brushes and cleaning liquid that ensures an efficient but gentle washing of the...

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