Speciality Inks Producer
The company manufactures state of the art industrial inkjet products for ceramic, laminates and wall covering industrial printing applications supplying original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) and their machine partners.
- Manufacture and package inks.
- Types of Ink: Water based (mostly) some solvent based.
- Typical Viscosities: Up to 100 centipoise.
- Typical Production/Packaging Batch Sizes: From 1 kilo up to 1000 kilos.
Previously the company had used a profiled meltblown depth filter supplied by one of the major filter suppliers and after trial work switched to SupaSpun II filters as they offered reduced costs, improved filtrate quality and reduced processing time.
For the small speciality batches of around 1 kilo in size they use 1 micron rated 1” length code 3 04PP001-013EA SupaSpun II cartridges to filter the product. 10” 1 micron SupaSpun II code 3 cartridges would be typically used to filter a half tonne production batch, with a single filter able to process the whole batch. For larger batches on the Water and Solvent based Ink, the company uses a 20” filter.
Ceramic Inks tend to have a higher density/viscosity and therefore a 30” filter is used to ensure the target processing time of one and half hours per tonne batch is met.
All the final filters used in Production or Packaging are one micron rated. Where prefiltration is required they use equivalent sized 3 micron SupaSpun II cartridges.