Web cleaning, essential in coating process
Sihl is the leading expert on digital printing and produces a wide range of coated and laminated papers. For example, films and specialty materials for solvent, inkjet, UV curable, latex- and toner-receptive plotters, printers, flexo presses and digital presses.
Sihl offers invaluable technological expertise and the best products for any printer or application. With an emphasis on top-quality materials, which are required for the best printing results, manufacturing needs to be absolutely clean.
To ensure optimal printing quality, Sihl applies web cleaning to remove contamination and prevent inclusions in its coating and laminating process.
Weducon HE70 web cleaning solution for coating processes
Sihl installed a new Weducon HE70 web cleaning solution to cut back on maintenance costs of their former web cleaning installation.
Installation of Weducon’s HE70 web cleaner in their coating-line, just before the coating station now prevents inclusions of dust and contamination in the layer. The results of the new web cleaning solution were immediate:
- improved cleaning efficiency
- lowered energy consumption
- reduced noise
Healthy and sustainable production
Sihl, recently awarded a silver medal by the EcoVadis CSR rating for improving environmental and social practices, prioritizes sustainable production methods as well as safe and healthy working conditions.
To protect operators from hazardous sounds, Sihl combined its former web cleaning solution with noise absorbent foam. However, because this foam eventually fell apart, this posed a new threat in the shape of loose particles ending up in the working environment.
After installing the new Weducon HE70, noise protecting measures are no longer necessary, because noise levels stay within safe limits.
We are impressed by the amount of dust and contamination that the new web cleaner removes, compared with the previous installation. The measurements taken to reduce energy consumption and noise pay off totally.
Dr. Franz Pohen, Leiter Technik Center
A healthy working environment because of lowered emissions, reduction of contamination on the work floor and less time used for cleaning and maintenance, further optimises labour conditions and work safety.
Results of Weducon’s HE70 web cleaning solution
As a result of the conversion, all presented expectations came true: the installation is less noisy, cleans much better and saves energy.
Take a look at Weducon’s efficient web cleaning method for coated paper and laminates production and get in touch to discuss the benefits of web cleaning for your production process.
Details web cleaning installation:
Sihl GmbH, Düren, Germany
Web type: Film
Application: Coating line
Speed m/min: 300 m/min
Web width mm: 1.850 mm
Web Cleaning System: HE70
Filter/fan unit: AFS-290