Purex Helps Domino Printing to Solve Ink Fume Problem

25 October 2010
Purex Helps Domino Printing to Solve Ink Fume Problem

Recent trials performed on a Domino A Series CIJ line have been a success and proved that MEK fumes from inkjet printers can be controlled and filtered...

Founded in 1978, Domino Printing Sciences plc, has established a global reputation for the continual development and manufacture of its total coding and printing technologies that meet the needs of manufacturers and sets new industry standards in quality and reliability.

Through a global network of 25 subsidiary offices and in excess of 200 distributors, Domino Printing Sciences plc sells to over 120 countries offering extensive customer support. In 2009, Domino Printing Sciences plc achieved a turnover of £256.1m million; it is listed in the FTSE 250 share index on the London Stock Exchange (share code DNO). The Group employs 2,070 people worldwide with manufacturing facilities situated in UK, China, Germany, India, Sweden and USA.

A recent letter from Domino's Brian Strickland (Service District Supervisor) explained his gratitude for the assistance given by Purex's Jacques Gravel...

I am writing to let you know that the trial in Memphis, TN was a complete success. The Purex unit you sent worked great. Connecting to the production line and to the Domino printer was very easy and straight forward. We did several checks on the system to see if it was really taking away the MEK fumes. When we turned off the Purex after several seconds we began to notice the MEK smell. Not bad, but enough for new noses to MEK. When we turned it back on the smell was gone.

I have been with Domino going on 22 years and this is the first time I have had an opportunity to set one of these units up with one of our units. I am here to tell you that it really does work. The customer was very impressed and stated that the Purex was a must have in their facility. For those customers that need an extraction solution; Purex is the way to go.

Brian Strickland - Southeast Region Service District Supervisor
Domino North America


Company Name Domino North America
Customer Name Brian Strickland
Tel 901 378 1325
Email brian.strickland@domino-na.com
Web  www.domino-na.com
Sector Coding
Describe what the company does  Laser and printer OEM
Describe the particular process including machinery used, production rates, special features, skills needed; products produced etc. and any other relevant information. Trials performed on the Domino A Series CIJ line with a 400 – OLX4001D - using solvent lock filters- 113513 and a CIJ Capture Kit- 100027.
Describe what material generates the fume; do you know what the fume composition is? What are the hazardous elements in it? MEK- Solvent inks contain very harmful VOC’s and need to be handled in responsible manners.
What problems was the fume causing? Volatile Organic compounds from Methyl Ethyl Ketone can be harmful to health and odour can be a problem.
What made them chose a filter system rather than venting outside? Source Capture more efficient at removing VOC’s from ambient air, installation is mobile, more economical, practical and environmentally sound than venting outside.
How did they hear about Purex? Solicitation
When did they buy?  NA
What made them choose Purex over any competitor? Added value with Purex expertise, superior product design, past experience with our solutions
How is the Purex performing now it is in place? The extractor dramatically reduced the fumes coming off and being tracked down the ink jet line.
What benefits has the Purex system delivered? Removed harmful VOC’s from the environment, keeping the work place safe for the operators and staff.
What features does the customer like best? Turnkey Integrated source capture performs very well and its an ease of installation.
Has it saved them any money? Won sales over from competition
How it has changed things in the workplace? The ambient air is clear and clean, No issues with line operator complaints about odours
Were they happy with our service and why? Yes, appreciated the expert advice and simplicity in dealing with Purex
Would they buy Purex again? Will recommend Purex with all future installations
Would they be happy if we put this information onto our website and use it in a press release as a success story?

(They do not have to be named but it is better for us if they are.)
Can you get good photographs of the application and our machine on site?

If so when?
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