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Business need

A large UK printing company coating auto fabrics were having a problem with the coating curing onto their chtome anilox roller and blocking the cells. It was proving impossible to clean by hand so they were having to throw their 2 metre chrome rollers at a rate of 2 per month. The cost was becoming prohibitive but the tough coating was unable to be removed by any of their existing suppliers so they were seeking an alternative to both reduce replacement costs and production downtime.

Our role

We offered to do some free trials for the printing company. We have anilox rollers in house and have done hundreds of trials with inks, dyes and coatings over the years so we’ve developed an extensive catalogue of what does and doesn’t work. After receiving a sample of the coating that they use we set up our test roller and applied the coating. On this occasion we were unable to remove it with any of our normal range of cleaning solutions, but noticed a combination of 2 chemicals did have some success. Working with our chemists, we developed a new mix of these solutions, which we then successfully trialled on an “uncleanable” roller from the customer.

The outcome

Once a successful cleaning process has been developed it is then a matter of economics and process requirements whether it is better to subcontract the cleaning or for the customer to acquire the equipment and chemical together with the know-how and do it themselves. Due to how frequently the chrome rollers needed cleaning they opted for their own tank and the cleaning chemical we had developed, together with a commissioning at which we trained them in the cleaning process. Since our partnership began, they have never had to replace a roller due to that coating not being able to be removed saving them over £4000 per month and preventing lengthy downtime as rollers are recoated. As a recurring theme of using what we learn in new areas, we have since used and recommended the new cleaning chemical to other customers with similar issues.

 

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What Our Customers Say About us

I chose an ultrasonic cleaning machine for my anilox rollers from Sonic Solutions over the competition because of their outstanding value, high specification and service

Russell Cavens – Visican, Birmingham Printers (Equipment customer)

We found Sonic Solutions on the internet, but they quickly inspired complete confidence with their experienced, professional and friendly approach.

Panos Manousopolous – Romvos, Greek printers (Equipment customer)

We first started using Sonic Solutions for their Recyl cleaning chemicals, but to get aniloxes back to full volume you can’t beat an ultrasonic clean.

Scott Wallis – BAF Printers, Leeds printers (Cleaning customer)

Sonic Solutions have been supplying us with a cleaning solution to remove wood sap and residue from our cutting tools for over 12 years.

Amanda Blakey – Arbor Forest , Lincolnshire timber products (Chemical customer)

We first approached Sonic about an ultrasonic cleaner and the demo they gave was really impressive. Until we get our cleaner we’re using their cleaning chemicals and cleaning service.

Zoe Fairfoull – Process Print, Huddersfield Printers (Chemical & Cleaning customer)

Sonic Solutions are quality suppliers of Cleaning machines and chemicals . Their staff are always friendly and give advice in a way that is understandable.

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Hi. I’m Andy, owner of Sonic Solutions for 14 years. Our aim is simple, to get your dirty parts clean, as efficiently and effectively as possible, so you can get on with your business.

We provide a cleaning service, cleaning chemicals, and ultrasonic cleaning equipment, so whether you want to do the job in-house or just let someone else sort it out we can help.

So if you require any cleaning of your equipment to help maintain your parts, increase production and reduce money loss, why not get in touch with our friendly and professional team.

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