Hybrid Filters Help Improve Digital Ink Production

By: | September 6th, 2017

Amazon Filters

Amazon Filters has introduced the SupaPleat Plus Ink filter range to help digital ink manufacturers solve issues relating to inconsistent jetting.

The increased complexity of ink formulations and the sensitivity of modern print head designs has led to an increased occurrence of blocking by particulates and microgels. This means effective filtration is paramount. Working with leading manufacturers of digital ink, Amazon Filters has developed a dedicated range of filters designed to provide optimum filtration for all print head technologies.

SupaPleat Plus Ink filters employ an innovative hybrid filter design combining high-loft melt-blown depth media and pleated filter technology to ensure that small microgels and agglomerates are effectively removed while maintaining high flow rates and capacity. Research by Amazon Filters has produced a proprietary configuration of filtration layers in the SupaPleat Plus Ink filters that provides excellent classification to ensure high transmission of pigment, while at the same eliminating unwanted contamination.

SupaPleat Plus Ink filters can also be supplied in a SupaClean housing format. This guarantees the ink purity and minimises clean downtime between ink color changes thereby increasing equipment productivity. The SupaClean housing also provides users with the ability to cap off and reuse filters for multiple batches leading to a reduction in operating costs of up to 60 percent. Supplied in the SupaClean housing, Supapleat Plus Ink filters minimise operator exposure to ink materials during filter changeout–an especially important consideration with solvent-based inks.

Marshall Smith

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