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Flexi-lox Anilox Cleaning System

Blanket + Flexi Aqueous Liquid = Flexi-LoxAnilox Cleaning System. Flexi-Lox™ is the newest revolutionary Anilox cleaning system, that would replace your existing PM program.

Using the Flexi-Lox™  Blanket &  Proprietary Flexi-Lox™ Flexi Aqueous Liquid, has proven to be an incredible weekly PM program that provides superior, consistent, deep cleaning results.

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The Flexi-Loxblanket is a patented, microfiber, dimensionally stable substrate composite, affixed to a stable base and soy blend urethane foam. The Flexi-Lox™ Blanket and Aqueous Liquid work in tandem to thoroughly clean anilox rolls. Additional cleaning benefits are directly related to the pumping system and ink train systems. The Flexi-Lox Blanket Composite is: Economical Efficient Ergonomic Incineratable Re-Usable Sustainable

Made Proudly in the USA & Canada

The Flexi-Lox™ Aqueous Liquid is specifically formulated for the Flexi-Lox™ blanket. Using other cleansing solvents with the blanket have shown substandard results.  For deepest cleaning results and blanket longevity, we recommend using the Flexi-LoxAqueous Liquid & Blanket in tandem.

The Flexi-Lox™ Aqueous Liquid is concentrated and may be diluted up to 50% based on your need. The Flexi-Lox™ liquid also cleans doctor blades, pumping systems, chambers, and flexo-plates.

The Flexi-Lox Aqueous Liquid is Non VOC, Non Hap, Eco Friendly, Non Toxic, Sewer Disposal* and  Operator Safe.

Made Proudly in the USA & Canada

*Diluted solution, it may be disposed into the local sewer. 
Dispose of product in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.
Flexi-Lox  Cleaning System Advantages

  1. Reduces Downtime
  2. Minimizes Cleaning Labor
  3. Increases Board Throughput
  4. Ensures Consistent Cleaning
  5. Enables Improved, Consistent Image Reproduction
  6. Enhances Cell Cleanliness
  7. Converts Easily with Industry Standard Adhesive / tape fastening or other attachment systems

Flexi-Lox Makes Life Easier & Safer

  1. Reduces environmental implications
  2. Lowers operating & labor costs
  3. Requires the least amount of training & supervision
  4. Creates higher levels of consistency when cleaning
  5. Ensures dependable ink density & color reproduction

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Labor Cost Reduction
Average Cleaning 7-15 After Using the Complete System in Weekly PM Schedule

Potential Income Savings
Average $5,000 savings Per Anilox Roll, Per Year


Results may vary.
Please request the cost savings ROI worksheet to know precisely your specific ROI.
Flexi-Lox™ Application Standards

ASTM 2240-95        Hardness – Shore 00
ASTM 3574-95H     Resilience
ASTM 3574 D          Compression set – ambient
ASTM 3574 D          Compression set @ 70 C

Flexi-Lox™ SPEC Details

100% High-Density soy blend Polyurethane foam with microfiber cleaning pad
Thickness:  Flexi-Lox .320” / 8mm  Corrugated .260” – .285”
Thickness: Flexi-Lox .220” /  5.5mm Corrugated .160” – .185”
Thickness:  Flexi-Lox .105” / 2.5mm – Flexo .087”
Density (lbs): 37
Hardness – Shore 00: 68
Resiliency:42
Compression Set @ 50% load (%): 1
Compression Set @ 50% load @ 70C (%): 1
Flammability Rating: Passes Federal Flammability Standards DOC-FF-1-70
Smoke Density: Passes, 110 max
Product Emissions: Exceeds VOC emissions requirements and is environmentally friendly

Download SPECs HERE.

What is the Flexi-Lox Cleaning “System”?
Blanket + Aqueous Liquid = Flexi-Lox™ Anilox Cleaning “System”

The Flexi-Lox™ “System” is an anilox cleaning system that consists of two products: a micro-fiber blanket and an aqueous liquid. The products work in tandem to clean anilox rolls as well as the ink supply system (pumps, hoses, ink trains, etc.).

How long does it take to clean a print station?

This depends on how dirty the anilox roll is, however tests have shown that you can see up to a 50% improvement in cell BCM in just thirty minutes when using the Flexi-Lox™ Blanket and Flexi-Lox™ aqueous liquid together on plugged cells. We advise integrating the system into PM Standard Operating Procedures to ensure rolls stay consistently clean.

Do I have to buy the Flexi-Lox Aqueous Liquid with the Blanket?

On your first order, we recommend ordering both the Flexi-Lox™ Blanket and Aqueous Liquid together to ensure they are used on the machine center anilox roll. All tests have indicated the Flexi-Lox™ Aqueous Liquid works more effectively than competing cleaning solvents on the market. Since the blanket outlasts the aqueous liquid, subsequent orders of the Flexi-Lox™ Aqueous Liquid can be ordered independent Flexi-Lox™ Micro-fiber Blankets.

What Size Flexi-Lox blanket should we order?

The Flexi-Lox™ Blanket is available in a variety of sizes.
Request a quote for sizes needed for machine centers here

How much does the “system” cost?

That depends on the size of your machine, the square feet needed, the amount of aqueous liquid, etc. However, based on what we have learned from the market, we find that the pricing for our program is competitive, and in many cases, costs less than our competitors. Please note our “System” has been specifically developed to maximize cleaning effectiveness.

Request a quote here

Does it work better than soda blasting?

Tests have shown that Flexi-Lox™ works as well or better than soda blasting without all of the hassles and mess that are associated with that particular procedure..

Can I use any Cleaner?

The Flexi-Lox™ Blanket has been tested with many various solvents. Tests have indicated that the Flexi-Lox™ Aqueous Liquid bundled with the Flexi-Lox™ Blanket provides superior cleaning over competitive solvents.

How many times uses will I get out of a blanket?

There are a lot of factors that can limit or enhance the life of the product. If you follow the instructions of the Standard Operating Procedures, you should expect many uses of the Flexi-Lox™ Blanket. As of now, we know the life of a blanket is roughly 15-20 weeks when using in a weekly PM schedule.

Can I clean one print station while printing on others?

• Yes, for Servo driven presses
• No, for gear driven presses

How do I set up the up the Flexi-Lox™ “system” on my machine?

Refer to the Standard Operating Procedures 

Can I order Flexi-Lox™ Aqueous Liquid even if I don’t order Flexi-Lox Blankets?

Yes.

What is the Ph of the Flexi-Lox™ Aqueous Liquid and is it safe?

10.0 – 10.5 is the Ph and YES, it’s Non-VOC and Non-HAP.

Can I dilute the Flexi-Lox™ Aqueous Liquid?

Yes, you can dilute it 50% with water.

Can the Flexi-Lox Aqueous Liquid be used to clean anything else?

YES.

The Flexi-Lox™ liquid also cleans doctor blades, pumping systems, chambers, and flexo-plates.

How do I dispose of the Flexi-Lox™ Aqueous Liquid?

Diluted solution, may be disposed into the local sewer.
Dispose of product in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.

How do I store the Flexi-Lox™ Blanket?

Rinse with water after use, roll up foam side in, and store in the shipping box or wrap around a 36” PVC tube.

How do I set the machine up to clean?

Refer to the Standard Operating Procedures

How long does it take to clean an anilox roll?

After the first cleaning, you can expect a regular cleaning schedule. The time investment to run the Flexi-Lox™ “System” should be well under 15 minutes. Should the anilox roll be very dirty or plugged, our testing indicates up to 30 minutes maybe needed to return the anilox roll to optimum standards.

Does the Flexi-Lox blanket perform differently on different cell count/shape rolls and/or anilox roll manufacturers?

No.

Where is the made?

The Flexi-Lox™ Blanket and Aqueous Liquid are 100% produced in the U.S.A. and Canada.

When the blanket wears out,  is it possible for the pieces of the worn-out blanket hair to get trapped inside anilox cells?

The blankets gradually wear out, and the fibers are easily rinsed away with the aqueous solution and then clean water in the final rinse. The blanket fibers have zero affinity to ceramic or chrome roll.

Can I order the Blanket in smaller pieces so it is easier to install on larger presses?

Yes, due to shipping costs, we recommend that the blanket is cut in half and butted together when it is being mounted on the plate cylinder.

How do I order?

Contact: info@flexilox.com

Download FAQ’s HERE

Download Standard Operating Procedures HERE

Download Application Standards & Specifications HERE

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President

Replicate, Reproduce, Repeat; is SSI’s motto. Our vision is to continue the development and standardization of world class products that serve the flexographic and corrugated markets.”

Gerald Mounsey

President, Sustainable Solutions International, LLC

New Anilox Cleaning System

 

Innovation Improves PM Programs

The nature of flexographic printing and the process that creates beautiful reproduction on heavy corrugated material requires an innovative, quick and painless weekly cleaning and maintenance solution.

With time and use, anilox rolls become clogged or plugged with ink residue consequently your print
reproduction suffers in density, quality and clarity.

Like any other cell equipment, the anilox roll must be properly cleaned.

THAT SOLUTION IS HERE!

Sustainable Solutions International, LLC presents the Flexi-Lox™ Anilox Cleaning System. Clean your
anilox rolls and perform preventative maintenance with no mess and very little downtime.

Combining the Flexi-Lox™ Aqueous Liquid and Flexi-Lox™ Blanket (A & B) to achieve AMAZING RESULTS
without the issues that usually accompany cleaning of Anilox Rolls; like dry ice, soda blasting or manual scrubbing.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

This old saying couldn’t be truer of the NEW Flexi-Lox™ Anilox Cleaning System.

“Necessity is the mother of invention.”

When it comes to the bulky, messy and time consuming ineffective methods for cleaning anilox roll machines, things needed to change.

Welcome to the Flexi-Lox™ Anilox Cleaning System, where innovation meets a little common sense and improves preventative maintenance programs by leaps and bounds. The Flexi-Lox™ Anilox Cleaning System eliminates inefficient and cost prohibitive methods of cleaning anilox roll machines like soda blasting, brushing and the use of dangerous chemicals.

Flexographic printing onto heavy corrugated material requires that the roll printers are cleaned weekly for optimum results. Past “solutions” were anything but! 

Clogged anilox rolls impair the quality of prints and often require expensive and dreaded reprints. With the Flex-Lox™ Anilox Cleaning System, plugged and clogged anilox rolls can be a thing of the past!

How to Clean Anilox Rolls with the Flexi-Lox™ System?

Sustainable Solutions International’s new Flexi-Lox™ Anilox Roll Cleaning System uses a patented blanket and an environmentally safe Aqueous Liquid, Cleaning Solution, to both unclog cells and thoroughly clean Anilox Roll Printers.

Does your Anilox Roll PM Program MAKE you money?

Press Operators will find the Flexi-Lox™ System quick, painless and far superior to all past methods. Due to the new and innovative products and the simple and quick process, Anilox Roll printing can now be more profitable.

Previous to the invention of the Flexi-Lox™ Anilox Roll Cleaning System, press operators could spend hours just attempting to clean their Flexographic machines. The press time lost, the labor involved in the preventative maintenance as well as the reduced quality of end-product costs printing companies hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

Initial cleaning shouldn’t impact press time for more than 40 minutes and with regular use, the Flexi-Lox™ System, cleans Anilox Rolls in just under 20 minutes.

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1417 W Cervantes St., Ste B
Pensacola, FL 32501
847.751.0640
info@flexilox.com