RBP Responds to Market Need with One-step Fountain Solution at PRINT 13
MILWAUKEE, WI—August 13, 2013—Sheetfed, commercial and packaging printers running newer high-speed presses are demanding updated fountain solutions to replace alcohol or alcohol replacers. RBP Chemical Technology is responding to this need with the launch of its new Unitrol 2500, a one-step sheetfed fountain concentrate during PRINT 13. RBP, a nearly 60-year-old veteran developer, manufacturer and distributor of high performance chemicals and consumable supplies, has created the one-step fountain concentrate to run on all types of sheetfed presses.
For two-step product users, Mark Heimerl, director of sales at RBP Chemical Technology, said a one-step fountain solution is easier to apply. "Unitrol 2500 eliminates the variability found in traditional two-step products, offering customers a more consistent ink and water balance,” he continued.
Fueled by customer feedback, the company’s on-site chemists and chemical engineers developed Unitrol 2500's updated chemistry. Compatible with newer presses that run at higher speeds and require swifter make-ready turnarounds for short or long runs, Unitrol 2500 contains additives to help control and maintain water settings for excellent print contrast and ink densities.
“It facilitates faster make-readies, making it possible for presses to come to color quicker,” explained Heimerl.
Formulated to deliver a dry sheet, Unitrol 2500 eliminates the need for alcohol while significantly abbreviating ink drying time. It also contains wetting components that help control ink build up in the dampening system.
Cost savings is another benefit that makes the new Unitrol 2500 appealing to the sheetfed printing marketplace. Rather than buying a fountain solution and alcohol substitute, Unitrol 2500 offers the cost savings of these two components combined into one product and purchased at a lower overall investment.
Attendees can request a Unitrol 2500 product presentation during PRINT13 in booth #3044. Product data for Unitrol 2500 and RBP’s full line-up of sheetfed fountain concentrates is available in the company’s proprietary online ToolBox. The ToolBox allows users to browse products by application or by category or to troubleshoot issues.
About RBP Chemical Technology
Founded in 1954, RBP Chemical Technology is a world class supplier of proprietary chemicals and delivery devices for the printing, newspaper and electronics manufacturing industries. RBP is committed to delivering consistently high quality products and services, including specialty development, analytical services and custom manufacturing.
Source: RBP Chemical Technology.