Products



Press Chemicals

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The big advantage printers have when the PRESS CHEMICALS & inks come from the same manufacturer. Since they have been developed together with the same high level technological & production quality they harmonise well together.

Our PRESS CHEMICALS are also compatible with latest plate chemistry on various press configuration.

A stable inks water balance is of crucial importance to achieve excellent print reproduction. hubergroup’s fount concentrates have been perfectly formulated by the technicians for optimum performance in varied print conditions.



Fountain Solutions

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Huber fount solution additives stand out thanks to their high degree of compatibility with different printing inks and configurations, and they are renowned for the fact that a stable ink/water balance can be formulated very quickly with them. And it goes without saying that they harmonise particularly well with those inks that originate from our own R&D labs.

This is because the aspirations are identical and so too the equally high standard of technology and production that has evolved over the past decades. This is precisely the "hums" on which consistently high quality flourishes.




Washes & Cleaners


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Our press washes and cleaners are optimized to achieve best cleaning of blankets, rollers, plates and machine parts ensuring not only improved quality reproduction, but also long life for plates, rollers and blankets. Products have been developed to comply with the issues of safety, flammability, environmental regulations, equipment compatibility, drying speed, cleaning power and customer preferences.

Roller Wash and Blanket Wash – Keeping healthier environment with low VOC contents, washes include range of low odour/odourless emulsion washes, solvent and vegetable oil based washes for automatic washing devices or manual cleaning with excellent solvency power having different flammability range and wide range of drying speeds. Care has been taken to rule out the possibility of skin irritation.

Plate Cleaner - Superior emulsion cleaning agent designed to remove ink scums and dirts from all types of plates and to restore plate completely.

Dampner Cleaner- Water misible solvent and vegetable oil based cleaner which cleans the dampner with a minimum of wiping and keeps the polymer rubber or cloth surface in prime condition.

U.V. Washes - Superior washes for blanket and rollers to remove U.V ink particles and all traces of oleophilic substrates and prevents glaze build up.



Additives & Auxiliaries


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Printing additives and auxiliaries and know-how have one thing in common: normally, when everything runs as it's supposed to, you don't need them. Both of them are only needed when-for whatever reason - difficulties arise. In such cases, it has always been our conviction to stand by our customers - knowing fully well that in doing so, one can make a very good name for oneself as a supplier.

Under the motto "Service that helps you get on", we will from now on be offering you services that go far beyond the normal call of duty, enabling you to call upon all the knowledge and expertise we have gathered from decades of research, development and field experience exactly when you need it. Our additive basket contain gum solutions Micro Nol, Anti set-off spray powder, Silicon emulsion, Antioxidants, rejuvenators and conditioners, hand cleaning gel etc.

Auxiliaries products available with us are liquid and paste driers, gel tack reducer, ink conditioner etc.



Fount Solutions


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COMBIFIX - XL

The mother of fountain solution concentrates

Application

COMBIFIX-XL is one reference product for initial press startups ever since it was invented. It is designed for printing with alcohol, employing continuous-feed dampening units.

This fountain solution concentrate can be used for absorbent and poor absorbent substrates. Its formula provides good plate protection and excellent ink/water-balance characteristics when working with 8-10% of IPA content in the fountain solution.

Benefits

COMBIFIX-XL is a most thoroughly evaluated and reliable product, having worked millions of days in many thousand printing houses.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 4%
  • Furnishes the printing plate with a thin, stable water-film
  • Stabilises the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • Prevents roller stripping
  • Very fast printing plate runoff and good plate protection
  • Meets the requirements concerning corrosion protection

Product Profile

IPA-free printing:

IPA-reduced printing:

Poor absorbent substrate:

Non-absorbent substrate:

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.

MSDS

Material safety data sheets are available on request. We advise to read the MSDS carefully before using the products



Fount Solutions


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SUBSTIFIX - AF

The enemy of isopropyl alcohol

Application

SUBSTIFIX-AF is a dampening additive designed for printing without alcohol on presses with continuous-feed dampening units. It can also be employed when printing on low alcohol dosage.

This fountain solution concentrate can be used for absorbent and conditionally for poor absorbent substrates. Its formula provides excellent plate protection and outstanding ink/water-balance characteristics when working with 0-5% of IPA content in the fountain solution.

Benefits

With SUBSTIFIX-AF you are looking at a highly favoured product among the dampening additives for eliminating VOC in the press room. Users are convinced by its performance and surprised how easy it is to get rid of IPA.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 4%
  • Supports alcohol-free printing
  • Serves for fast startups by quick run-off
  • Provides a stable ink/water-balance
  • Prevents roller stripping
  • Stabilises the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • Protects plates during idle periods
  • Meets the requirements concerning corrosion protection

MSDS

Material safety data sheets are available on request. We advise to read the MSDS carefully before using the products

Product Profile

IPA-free printing:

IPA-reduced printing:

Poor absorbent substrate:

Non-absorbent substrate:

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.



Fount Solutions


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Hydrofix - SF

Application

Fogra approved dampening additive suitable for all sheetfed presses with conventional and alcolour dampening system.

MSDS

Material safety data sheets are available on request. We advise to read the MSDS carefully before using the products



Fount Solutions


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HYDROFIX-B

Fountain solution concentrate for printing on non-absorbent substrates

Application

HYDROFIX-B is intended for use in sheet-fed offset presses when printing on non-absorbent substrates.

When used in continuous feed dampening units, adding 8-10 % isopropanol to the fountain solution is required.

Benefits

This product tailored to the requirements is providing best results in quality and performance. Profit by our knowledge about ink/water/substrate interaction for your special application.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 2%
  • Contains no substances disturbing adherence of ink to the substrate
  • Stabilises the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • In line with anti-corrosion guideline
  • Provides adequate protection for the printing plates

Product Profile

IPA-free printing:

IPA-reduced printing:

Poor absorbent substrate:

Non-absorbent substrate:

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.

MSDS

Material safety data sheets are available on request. We advise to read the MSDS carefully before using the products



Fount Solutions


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Hydrofix – Z

Application

Fogra approved fount solution additives for use on web off-set coldset printing presses with non contact dampening systems.

MSDS

Material safety data sheets are available on request. We advise to read the MSDS carefully before using the products



Fount Solutions


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REDUFIX-AF

Highest dot definition in heatset

Application

REDUFIX-AF is designed for printing without alcohol on web offset presses with continuous-feed dampening units.

It is known to be the product creating a very stable production run and smooth start-ups on a low waste rate, making it the "money saver" in the pressroom.

Benefits

With REDUFIX-AF you are able to eliminate VOC in the fountain solution while receiving even better print quality compared to printing with alcohol. Sharper dots come along with top performance, adding savings on top.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 3%
  • Designed for alcohol-free printing
  • Prevents roller stripping
  • Protects plates during idle periods
  • Stabilises the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • Lowers contamination of dampening circuit
  • Meets the requirements concerning corrosion protection

Product Profile

Especially suited to improving print quality and extending the intervals between blanket washes.

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.

MSDS

Material safety data sheets are available on request. We advise to read the MSDS carefully before using the products



Fount Solutions


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Redufix – R

Application

Fogra approved fount solution additive for heatset web offset for reducing the alcohol concentration.

MSDS

Material safety data sheets are available on request. We advise to read the MSDS carefully before using the products



Fount Solutions


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Salinofix

The mother of fountain solution concentrates

Application

Fogra approved hardening agent for demineralized water.

MSDS

Material safety data sheets are available on request. We advise to read the MSDS carefully before using the products



Fount Solutions


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Direct - Fluid

The mother of fountain solution concentrates

Application

Fogra approved fount solution additives for small format sheetfed off-set suitable for aluminium as well as polyester and paper plates

MSDS

Material safety data sheets are available on request. We advise to read the MSDS carefully before using the products



Fount Solutions


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SYSTEM CLEANER

Special detergent for offset dampening circuits

Application

SYSTEM CLEANER is a detergent for cleaning dampening circuits from residues of lint, printing ink and microbial contamination.

For protecting piping systems and heat exchangers from plugging, dampening unit cleaning is recommended as a scheduled maintenance procedure.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 5-7%
  • Effectively detaches depositions and residues
  • Emulsifies oily substances in cleaning solution
  • Reduces microbial load to natural, uncritical level
  • Has no negative impact on metals, plastics and rubbers in the circuit

Your Benefits

Undisturbed operation during the busy times of the year is best guaranteed when keeping up a proper maintenance plan for the press. Save trouble and money by making use of reliable maintenance products and proper application instructions.

Product Profile

A thorough cleaning of the dampening circuit is recommended twice a year in order to protect heat-exchangers. This product is suitable for all common dampening systems and requires approximately 4 hours to perform a proper cleaning cycle. During that time, the press can not produce. All handling advice should be strictly followed when working with any cleaning agent. See the technical information for further instructions.

MSDS

Material safety data sheets are available on request. We advise to read the MSDS carefully before using the products



!NKREDIBLE GOOD NEWS FIX


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!NKREDIBLE GOOD NEWS FIX

The friend of all newsprinters

Application

!NKREDIBLE GOOD NEWS FIX is specifically designed for newsprint applications in various formulations for all types of dampening systems.

It is noted for its excellent performance on shorter and long runs, supporting quick "first sellables" and stable register. Inking stability and a low piling tendency are as much a matter of course as quick start-ups after plate changes.

Your Benefits

With !NKREDIBLE GOOD NEWS FIX you are using a widely trusted fountain solution concentrate with top performance, generating savings by avoiding waste of paper and time.

It is noted for its excellent performance on shorter and long runs, supporting quick "first sellables" and stable register. Inking stability and a low piling tendency are as much a matter of course as quick start-ups after plate changes.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 2%
  • For web offset presses with contactless dampening units
  • Stabilizes the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • Noticable reduction of linting and build up on blankets
  • Meets the requirements concerning corrosion protection

Product Profile

Especially suited to improve print quality and increase the distance between blanket wash cycles.

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.



NewV fix


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NewV fix

Fountain solution concentrates for UV-offset printing

Application

UV fountain solution additives are designed for use with UV curing offset ink systems.

Two different formulations provide opportunities in reducing / eliminating alcohol for the dampening process, or printing on non absorbent stocks.

Your Benefits

With NewV fix you are given the perfectly corresponding chemistry to your UV ink. Even better with one of the products from the NewV family, it is also compatible with competitors products, as well as with conventional ink.

Special Properties

  • Especially suited to printing with UV curing ink sets
  • No undesired influence on adhesion
  • Available for non-absorbent substrates and for reducing alcohol
  • Meets the requirements concerning corrosion protection

Printing Processes

  • UV sheet-fed offset
  • UV web offset
  • UV narrow web

Suited Substrates

  • For absorbent stocks (paper, board)
  • For non-absorbent stocks (plastics, metals)

Technical Informations



COMBIFIX-MGA


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COMBIFIX-MGA

Dampening additive for organoleptically neutral prints

Application

COMBIFIX-MGA is designed for low-odour and low-migration packaging printing, on presses with continuous-feed dampening units and added alcohol.

This fountain solution concentrate can be used for absorbent and poor absorbent substrates. Its formula provides good plate protection and excellent ink/water-balance characteristics when working with 8-10% of IPA content in the fountain solution.

Your Benefits

COMBIFIX-MGA is warranting for safety if low odour and low migration properties of a printing process are mandatory. If employed in combination with CORONA-MGA inks and ACRYLAC-MGA water-based coatings, legal demands for manufacturing food-packaging are fulfilled.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 4%
  • Supports organoleptically neutral print products
  • Constituents with migration potential are evaluated for food contact
  • Serves for fast start-up by quick run-off
  • Provides a stable ink/water-balance
  • Prevents roller stripping
  • Stabilises the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • Offers very good plate protection
  • Meets the requirements concerning corrosion protection

Product Profile

IPA-free printing::

IPA-reduced printing:

Poor absorbent substrates:

Non-absorbent substrates:

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.



SUBSTIFIX-MGA


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SUBSTIFIX-MGA

Dampening additive for organoleptically neutral prints

Application

SUBSTIFIX-MGA is designed for low-odour and low-migration packaging printing and reducing or eliminating alcohol addition to the fountain solution.

This fountain solution concentrate for continuous-feed dampening units provides excellent ink/water-balance characteristics. Within a range of 0-5% of IPA added to the fountain solution, it is compatible to all common printing plates.

Your Benefits

SUBSTIFIX-MGA is warranting for safety if low odour and low migration properties of a printing process are mandatory. If employed in combination with CORONA-MGA inks and ACRYLAC-MGA water-based coatings, legal demands for manufacturing food-packaging are fulfilled.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 4%
  • Supports organoleptically neutral print products
  • Constituents with migration potential are evaluated for food contact
  • Supports alcohol-free printing
  • Serves for fast start-up by very quick run-off
  • Provides a stable ink/water-balance
  • Compatible with all common printing plates
  • Prevents roller stripping
  • Stabilises the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • Protects plates during idle periods
  • Meets the requirements concerning corrosion protection

Product Profile

IPA-free printing::

IPA-reduced printing:

Poor absorbent substrates:

Non-absorbent substrates:

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.



COMBIFIX


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COMBIFIX

The plowhorse for molleton and duct dampening systems

Application

COMBIFIX is the classic product for all dampening systems with cloth sleeves, be it on small or larger presses. It protects the sleeves from staining, extending their lifetime and performance.

This fountain solution concentrate can be used for absorbent and poor absorbent substrates. Under the conditions described above, it can be used with or without alcohol.

Your Benefits

COMBIFIX was one of the first ready to use products in offset printing history and is, despite of its age, still a modern and reliable fountain solution concentrate.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 4%
  • Stabilises the pH-value between 5.0 and 5.3
  • Prevents excessive feedback of ink to the dampeners
  • Meets the requirements concerning corrosion protection
  • Very fast printing plate runoff and good plate protection

Product Profile

IPA-free printing:

IPA-reduced printing:

Poor absorbent substrates:

Non-absorbent substrates:

General Information

Our fountain solution concentrates are all available in several versions, referring to the water employed for making the mixture. A thorough water analysis is performed in advance to recommendation. Please contact our sales or service personnel for more information.

Technical Informations



LIME-X


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LIME-X

Roller cleaning gel for offset presses

Application

LIME-X removes calcium deposits from rollers and should be used on a regular maintenance schedule to keep rollers in perfect shape.

Calcium deposits are usually introduced by paper and can sometimes accumulate pretty fast. Due to their disturbing influence to the ink/water-balance, they should be removed on a regular basis.

Special Properties

  • Keeps roller surfaces receptive to ink
  • Cleans the pores of the roller compound from calcium deposits
  • Prevents undesired accumulation of calcium on rollers, if applied in a weekly maintenance schedule
  • Reestablishes ink/water-balance, once it is disturbed by calcium deposits

Your Benefits

Undisturbed operation during the busy times of the week is best guaranteed when keeping up a proper maintenance plan for the press. Save trouble and money by making use of this reliable maintenance product and proper application instructions.

Product Profile

LIME-X is easy to apply with its sqeeze bottle. All advice should be strictly followed when working with any cleaning agent. Do not use on EPDM roller compounds, mainly employed for UV printing. See the technical information for further instructions.

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INK Active Drier


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INK Active Drier

Ink additive for accelerating oxidative drying

Application

INK Active Drier is delivering oxygen when usually there is hardly any available, allowing normal drying times on poor or non-absorbent substrates.

With a reaction of water, oxygen is released inside of the ink film layer. The ink dries from the inside to the outside, faster than it would without additive.

Special Properties

  • Addition: 1-3% in weight
  • Decreases drying time on non-absorbent substrates noticeably
  • Improves scratch and scuff resistance of inks
  • Reduces waiting time until post print finishing
  • Lowers risk of marking in the pile

Your Benefits

Reducing drying times on poor or non-absorbent substrates is important for processing the printed matter in time. Drying times under challenging conditions can decrease as much as 50-80%. Still, please consider that even with adding INK Active Drier, drying to the core on a non-absorbent stock can sometimes take more than 48 hours.

Product Profile

Additives can produce opposite effect than desired, if not strictly used for the intended purpose and in prescribed concentration. All advice should be strictly followed. See the technical information for further instructions.