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Rycoline’s FOGRA-Compliant Horizon Mild Acid Fount Extends Press Life for Newspaper Printers



Published October 1, 2008
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Newspaper printers can extend the life cycle of their presses with Horizon Mild Acid Fount, a FOGRA-compliant fountain solution with excellent performance from Sun Chemical’s Rycoline division.
 
“The most important investment that production supervisors of newspaper printers make is the press itself,” said Mark DeSandre, vice president strategic accounts, Rycoline Division, Sun Chemical. “Failure to use the right fountain solutions could quickly deteriorate that key investment far too soon. Horizon Mild Acid Fount reduces the possibility of corrosion and extends the life of the press.”
 
The Horizon Mild Acid Fount news fountain solution meets all FOGRA specifications, including faster start-ups and re-starts which reduce paper waste, and lower water settings that result in better print quality than non-compliant FOGRA products. FOGRA’s stringent guidelines certify raw materials that can reduce the possibility of corrosion to a newspaper press and the swelling to rubber and plastic parts.
 
FOGRA, a graphic technology research association based in Munich, Germany, promotes print engineering and its future-oriented technologies in the fields of research, development and application, and enables the printing industry to utilize the results of this activity. The association maintains its own institute, with about 50 staff members including engineers, chemists and physicists who provide expert advice and a comprehensive testing program.


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