The Ibeslab QS428 Sponge is a technical foam designed for the cleaning of ink residues in tools and printing elements. It is reusable and offers great resistance to most of the substances that make up cleaners (solvents, alcohols and water-based additives). Although it can be used to dose the cleaner, its function is to enhance its action by friction with the element to be cleaned, enhancing the chemical action of the cleaner with the mechanical action of dragging the dirt. Its open cell construction allows it to absorb liquids, does not loose paper or tissue fibers and shortens cleaning times by reducing the consumption of cleaners. Its measures of 120x70x50 millimeters adapt comfortably to manual use by the operator.
The Ibeslab QS428 Sponge is versatile for different Graphic Arts cleaning scenarios such as flexography, rotogravure, screen printing, digital printing, letterpress and others. Likewise, it adapts to the cleaning of tools of which shape and type of material, printing cylinders, plastics, rubbers, scraper clichés, inkwells, etc. It is compatible with most of the ibeslab cleaners that we supply for the different printing and coating systems. In the cleaning of ceramic or metallic anilox cylinders, it has an important function, in combination with our Ibeslab QS409, QS410 or QS424 cleaners. The cleaner is applied to the sponge and then rubbed, or the product can be applied on the cylinder and then spread with the sponge, sliding it soaked until the ink that remains inside the cells is removed.
For a more thorough cleaning of the anilox, it is complemented with our QS403 stainless steel and QS420 brass bristle brushes, where it is intended to eliminate the dry ink that accumulates at the bottom of the alveoli, recovering the initial volume of the cylinder. Supplied in boxes of 20 units and permanent stock.