Presstige biosolvents comprise a family of proprietary products used for felt conditioning, general cleaning and roll treatments. The products, which are based on natural oils produced from agricultural produce, are extremely effective at removing pitch and stickies deposits from paper machine clothing and surfaces.
The properties of the biosolvents mirror those of methylene chloride, an extremely effective solvent. However, unlike conventional solvents, Presstige biosolvents contain low volatile organic compounds, feature
excellent Hazardous Materials Identification System ratings, have high flash points and emit mild odors.
Laboratory testing and commercial applications confirm that Presstige biosolvents are more effective at removing pitch and stickies deposits than conventional solvents. Because the biosolvent can be safely applied to hot surfaces, such as felts, or mixed with hot water, which improves reaction kinetics, they allow for a more complete cleaning.
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Presstige biosolvents effectively remove pitch and stickies deposits from paper machine clothing and surfaces and mitigate many of the environmental, health and safety concerns posed by conventional petroleum-based solvents. Commercial applications confirm this and typically result in a number of value-added benefits.
● Improved removal of pitch and stickies deposits
● Improved sheet quality
● Extended felt and fabric life
● Decreased downtime
● Improved workplace safety
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Solvent comparisonsCharacteristics of biosolvents and conventional products
Presstige biosolvents contain low VOCs and have excellent HMIS ratings, high flash points and mild odors.
Laboratory testing and commercial applications confirm that Presstige biosolvents are more effective at removing pitch and stickies deposits than conventional solvents.