Guest Post: RhinoClean Green² – The Perfect Textile Range

Lessen the impact of screen printing on the environment by introducing the complete family of RhinoClean Green² products into regular business practices. These have proven to be effective and highly efficient in all shop sizes, especially in combination with a highly recommended filtration system that is used to collect solids that are 5 microns and larger. The RhinoClean M10 Filtration System is a compatible choice featuring a woven filter media to collect the solids. This added precaution helps to green-up and protect the environment even more, plumping systems and septic fields.

The perfect combination of RhinoClean Green² textile cleaning products includes:

SPG² 2255 that is used prior to each screen preparation. It offers an abrasive, mesh pretreatment for screen frame virgin mesh that contain microscopic grit. It works gently, rapidly and efficiently to lightly abrade and degrease the screen frame without clogging the mesh openings.  It also acts as a degreasing wetting agent. Use of the product will enable monofilament fabric to be receptive to excellent stencil adhesion when using emulsion and capillary film. This screen prep is an environmentally-sensitive, biodegradable product.

DGG² 2200 Degreaser that is a ready-to-use, highly effective grease cutting product. It is specially formulated for screen cleaning prior to applying emulsion to the screen before each stencil preparation. The product allows for non-abrasive fabric treatment, acting like a wetting agent for use on all synthetic and wire screen mesh. It offers an even sheeting of water for complete uniform stencil adhesion to improve film lamination and bonding of direct photo emulsions. The end result is the removal of dust, dirt, finger prints, oil and other foreign elements. This degreaser is biodegradable and environmentally-sensitive.

AP 1000 that is a high performance, all purpose, water-soluble concentrated Plastisol Ink and Emulsion Remover. It is designed to be used after completion of the print run with the screen frame immersed in a dip tank. Here’s how it works: after completion of print run, the excess ink is removed from the screen and the screen is immersed into dip tank filled with APG² 1000. The product then dissolves the ink and emulsion in under 10 minutes. At this point, the screen is removed from the tank and rinsed with a high pressure cleaner to remove residue ink and emulsion. If a residue stain remains, we recommend cleaning with either SWG 210 or HRG² 2400 (see below). APG² 1000 has a higher flash point than lacquer thinner, alcohols, ketones, etc. For use, dilute with water at a 1:15 ratio. It is biodegradable and environmentally-sensitive.

PWG² 122 Press Wash that is a textile press wash designed to work rapidly and efficiently on Plastisol Inks.  It evaporates quickly and leaves no solvent residue on the screen. It is especially ideal for cleaning smeared or dried-in ink off the screen during a press run. It is also the perfect product to use for color changes on press. PWG² 122 has a higher flash point than lacquer thinner, alcohols, ketones, etc. and, most importantly, is biodegradable and environmentally-sensitive.

PWG² 125 Press Wash that is a multipurpose, biodegradable press wash. It has proven to work quickly and efficiently on U.V., Solvent and Plastisol Inks to open dried or clogged screen images during and after the production run. It is biodegradable and environmentally-sensitive.

SWG² 145C Screen Wash that is a pleasant smelling, citrus-scented, water-soluble screen wash designed to work rapidly on Plastisol and UV Inks. It has proven ideal for efficient and expedient screen washing after the press run. It affords a higher flash point than lacquer thinner, alcohols, ketones, etc. and is biodegradable and environmentally-sensitive.

SWG² 305 that is a water soluble, Soy Based Screen Wash designed to remove Plastisol and UV ink from the screen frame after the press run. It has proven to be ideal due to very little odor and efficient and expedient screen washing characteristics. It has a very high flash point of over 425 F. Again, this product is biodegradable, environmentally-sensitive and meets the new VOC Regulations, Rule 1171.

SWG² 305 is a multi-tasking that can also be used to help remove minor haze/ghost images.

SWG² 197C Screen Wash that is a water-soluble, multi-purpose Screen Wash Degradent with very little odor. It works rapidly on U.V. and many other solvent-based inks when washing the screen frame after the press run. It has a higher flash point than lacquer thinner, alcohols, ketones, etc. and evaporates slowly for maximum yield, while leaving no residue on the screen. Most importantly, it is biodegradable and environmentally-sensitive.

SWG² 210 Screen Wash that is a water-soluble, multi-purpose screen wash ideal for expediting screen washing after the press run. It has proven to work rapidly to remove Plastisol, U.V. and many other solvent-based inks from the screen frame. It evaporates slowly for maximum yield while cleaning screen frames without leaving residue behind. The product has a higher flash point than lacquer thinner, alcohols, ketones, etc. As an environmentally-sensitive RhinoClean Green² product, it is biodegradable and has a very minimal odor.

As a multi-tasking product, SWG² 210 will also help remove minor haze/ghost images.

ERG² 8550L Emulsion Remover that is a highly efficient ready-to-use product. This Emulsion Reclaiming Solution rapidly removes emulsion and capillary films from screens. It offers excellent freeze/thaw characteristics and is ideal for use in all climates. And it never separates out active ingredients. The product is biodegradable, however, environmental, economic, plumping system and septic field protections are assured when a filtration system is used to collect solids that are 5 microns and larger. This can be accomplished by using RhinoClean M10 Filtration System that has a woven filter media to collect those particles.

ERG² 8500L Emulsion Remover that is that is a highly efficient, ready-to-use product. This Emulsion Reclaiming Solution rapidly removes emulsion and capillary films from screens. It offers excellent freeze/thaw characteristics and is ideal for use in all climates. It never separates out active ingredients and can be used straight or mixed in a 1:15 ratio with water. The product is biodegradable, however, environmental, economic, plumping system and septic field protections are assured when a filtration system is used to collect solids that are 5 microns and larger. This can be accomplished by using RhinoClean M10 Filtration System that has a woven filter media to collect those particles.

HRG² 2400 Haze Remover that is a specially formulated liquid to remove imbedded U.V., conventional and plastisol inks that remain on the screen following emulsion removal (haze/ghost images). It effectively lifts the haze and imbedded ink from the mesh, then emulsifies and dissolves the ink resins, binders, pigments, plasticizers, etc. The solution suspends resins, so reattachment to the mesh surface is prohibited allowing for water-rinse removal. It also can be used an excellent degreaser, is biodegradable and environmentally-sensitive!

HCPG² 100 Hand Cleaner that enables the screen printer the benefit of a hand cleaner that effectively leaves hands free of ink stains and feeling smooth to the touch. This product is environmentally-sensitive and biodegradable.

And check out the RhinoClean Cross Reference sheet; click on Chemicals tab @rhinotechinc.com to view.

More information:

Thank you very much to Shelley Markus of RhinoTech for this information packed guest blog post about RhinoTech’s environmentally friendly chemical line. You can find RhinoTech’s complete line of RhinoClean Green² chemicals and the heat transfer dry stencil system on the Catspit Productions website where you can purchase these products with a 5% discount off list pricing and free shipping on orders over $50. Just visit the Print Supplies for RhinoTech. Thanks much to Shelley and Greg at RhinoTech for bringing these offers to the Catspit Productions audience.

Thanks for dropping by the blog and having a read! Learn how to screen print with Catspit Productions, LLC and RhinoTech!

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