209 Flexo Wash is the original powdered Flexographic cleaner. 209 Flexo Wash was AM-TECH’s very first product and still our largest seller. People who use 209 are cost conscious, informed and “no nonsense” customers. They recognize that 209 powder is always less expensive than liquid cleaners for a single reason; 209 contains no water. Customers who are short on floor space are big users of 209 because each small pail makes over 500 gallons of cleaner. That is like buying and storing 9 x 55 gallon drums or 2 x totes. A small pail of 209 can be placed anywhere in plant and unlike many liquid cleaners, you DO NOT need diluting devices, drums, tubes or any equipment.
D-ZOLV is reliable and very safe. Printers who use D-ZOLV rinse the diluted solution through their ink delivery system every single day. People that use D-ZOLV usually have a regular cleaning practice in place, and do not have any major difficulty cleaning their inks. D-ZOLV is soft metal safe and can be used on any sensitive surface in a Flexo facility.
FlexoMax is used by people who need to clean coatings and UV curable inks. It is very concentrated, and it is not diluted with water. FlexoMax users typically do not rinse thousands of gallons of cleaner through their presses each year. They use FlexoMax because it does the job immediately, and they don’t have to apply it multiple times.
FlexoPro is a concentrated press wash but it comes in one part, not two. Flexo printers that have used Two Part Cleaners (Part A and B used with a diluter) will see the benefit of FlexoPro immediately. The chemical formulation is also different than all Two Part Cleaners. Not stronger or faster, but different. This uncommon formula makes all the difference for certain flexo printers.
The V-12 Family of products are strong. They are used by printers that have inks and coatings that are consistently difficult to remove. They are often used by printers who are not able to clean every day, and need a solution that can penetrate deeply and quickly. V-12 is a high pH product. V-12 TURBO is a high pH product with solvent added to speed up cleaning. V-12 TURBO low pH is the soft metal safe version of V-12 TURBO.