For solvent recycling in the flexographic industry
The last few decades the flexographic industry has been working with conventional technologies to remove the solvents in the air. RTO’s have been treating the drying air of the printing presses and reducing the solvent emissions. Now there is an increasing desire to improve
the sustainability of the flexo industry. Recycling of the valuable solvents would not only be durable but also create a financial return for the waste solvents. Meet the BONCUS.
Plastic packaging is proven to be a very durable way of packaging compared to any other packaging material. The packaging can be easily recycled for another use proving the circularity of the industry. Solving the solvent emissions in a durable and green manner, at low cost, with very little maintenance and a small footprint is hereby essential. Our Boncus can provide all of that.
The Boncus is a modern, biological solutions that increases the durability of your products. The BONCUS will convert your waste solvents into green-energy that can be readily used as energy in your factory. Giving you a significant reduction in your CO2 footprint and saving money at the same time.
Energy production of the BONCUS The BONCUS is a biological system that converts the solvents from the emission into clean and direct usable gas. The gas can be used for heating the drying air for the flexoprinters or it can be used to create electricity in a CHP. The value of electricity is significantly higher than gas and can be more easily sold. But using the gas for heating is a more simple way of using the energy. The local situation will determine the most convenient way the energy can be used. In the graph the relation between amount of solvents and the produced gas is visualised.
Adapting to the rythym
The BONCUS is a modern system. It will function independently within the optimum parameters that are maintained automatically by the system. It will adapt itself to the inlet solvents load and is capable of the fluctuations that are known in any normal industrial production rhythm.
The BONCUS is a biological system. This means that the actual solvent removal is done by biology in the BONCUS reactor that consumes the solvent. This is the reason that the operational costs are extremely low. Just some water, nutrients and care will let the BONCUS do i’ts job effectively.
Lasting for decades
Long life of the system, all build from the most durable plastics (composite housing) that will last for decades, while the biology will be maintained throughout all this time feeding itself on the incoming solvents.
CO2 footprint reduction
By using the recycled waste solvents’ energy, the factory will reduce their CO2 footprint significantly, because the need for fossil fuel in the factory will be reduced. There is a difference in the amount of CO2 reduced based on the form of energy (electricity or gas) that is saved in the factory. Both the CO2 profit is set out in the opposite graph.
Why choose the BONCUS
• Complies with the EU’s strictest VOC emission legislation.
• Any removal performance can be achieved due to modular and flexible design. Outletconcentrations can be achieved as low as <10 mg C/Nm3. But the BONCUS can also bedesigned for only 30% removal. Extremely flexible and tailor made possibilities.
• Short Return on Investments (ROI). The energy produced will allow a short pay back of the BONCUS. The first solvent treatment that earns his money back.
• Significant CO2 footprint reduction.
• Extreme low footprint, due to reactors that are built into height. Leaving more space for production & storage.
• Linear expandable system, at any time reactors can be added easily to adept to increasing production or a demand for higher performance due to legislation in the (near) future.
• Very long lifespan, all materials used are plastics ensuring a lifespan for decades.
• No piloting necessary, the BONCUS is proven and scalable in the whole of the flexographic Industry.
We would be pleased to calculate the amount of CO2 and money we could save your company, whilst you can continue to use solvent-based ink.