Smelleze® Reusable Printing Smell Deodorizer Pouch
Printing Odor Problems
Various odoriferous gases like acetic acid, formaldehyde, ammonia, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, alcohol, volatile organic compounds (VOC's), etc. could be generated during normal prepress and press operations. Unfortunately, most ventilation systems only recirculate room air and remove large particulate matter such as dirt, dust, and lint. Noxious odors are left free to recirculate in the air you breathe. Over time, they could increase in concentration and result in serious indoor air pollution problems e.g. sick building syndrome. This could lead to complaints from customers as well as employees and OSHA fines.
According to the EPA, "indoor pollution can be as much as 100 times greater than outdoors." Since most people spend close to 90% of their time indoors, indoor air pollution poses a serious health risk. Medical problems that have been associated with poor indoor air quality include dizziness, headaches, eye nose or throat irritation, dry or itchy skin, nausea, shortness of breath, difficulty in concentrating, fatigue, sensitivity to odors, allergies, depression, and chronic illnesses.
The Smelleze® Reusable Printing Smell Deodorizer Pouch was specially developed to adsorb, neutralize, and encapsulate unpleasant prepress and press odors on contact. It will eliminate odoriferous gases like acetic acid, formaldehyde, ammonia, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, alcohol, ozone, VOC's, etc. which could be emitted from photographic, plate, and press operations. Smelleze® will truly cleanse the air of tough printing odors and complement existing ventilation systems. This will be appreciated by customers, employees, and improve your image.
It's No Cover-up
The Smelleze® Reusable Printing Smell Deodorizer Pouch is a natural deodorizer that can be used to eliminate noxious and unpleasant prepress and press odors instead of merely masking them with fragrances. Smelleze® is negatively charged whereas odoriferous gases ride on positively charged particles. As a result, Smelleze® draws in printing odors like a strong magnet. Thereafter, it traps, neutralizes, and encapsulates the odors without smelly cover-ups. The molecular structure of Smelleze® is made up of a lattice structure arranged to form a honeycomb framework of billions of interconnecting channels. This gives Smelleze® an enormous surface area that is larger than several football fields. The latter enables Smelleze® to adsorb phenomenal amounts of prepress and printing odors and work for months.
The Smelleze® Reusable Printing Smell Deodorizer Pouch is non-toxic, safe, non-hazardous, natural, non-scented, and non-caustic. It is an ideal environmentally friendly solution for eliminating prepress and press odors without adding pollutants to the air employees breathe and improving indoor air quality. Smelleze® does not contain chemical additives and is especially beneficial for those suffering from chemical sensitivity.
Smelleze® can be effectively used by all types of printing facilities to eliminate odors. Typical applications include:
- Photoprocessing Areas
- Dark Rooms
- Proofing Areas
- Plate Processing Areas
- Offset Press Areas
- Flexographic Press Areas
- Gravure Press Areas
- Screen Printing Areas
- Digital Printing Areas
- Chemical Storage & Mixing Areas
- Rag Containers
- Other Areas With Odor Problems
For a breath of fresh air, simply remove the plastic cover, place Smelleze® pouches adjacent to processors, replenishment tanks, presses, chemical mixing areas, in any other area to treated, and smell the difference. Use one or more pouches for every 300 square feet. This product will function most efficiently in an enclosed area with good air circulation. To obtain the best results, remove the odor sources (e.g. open containers and spills) and clean the affected area prior to treating with Smelleze®. For extra effectiveness, this product may be used in conjunction with Smelleze® General Purpose Deodorizer Granules and Powder.
Improve your Image with Clean, Healthy & Odorless Air
Printing processes emit noxious odors and gases like alcohol, formaldehyde, sulfur dioxide and many volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). This results in unpleasant odors which could be offensive to both customers and employees. Furthermore, these odoriferous gases could contribute to poor indoor air quality and lead to health, safety and environmental problems.
The Smelleze® Reusable Printing Smell Deodorizer Pouch was specially designed to eliminate printing odors from prepress, offset, flexo, screen, gravure and digital printing operations. It can also be used to eliminate bindery, ink jet printing and copier odors. It will compliment ventilation systems by absorbing odors it leaves untouched and result in a cleaner, safer, printing work environment along with happier and healthier employees.
For a breath of fresh air, simply place Smelleze® pouches in return air ducts or near processors, presses, printers, replenishment tanks and chemical mixing/storage areas. To rejuvenate periodically, simply place in direct sunlight for a day and reuse. Replace when rejuvenation does not help. Smelleze® can work for years so it is very cost effective.
Smelleze® is non-toxic, safe, reusable, recyclable, natural, odorless, non-flammable and non-caustic. Smelleze® is an ideal environmentally friendly solution for eliminating a wide variety of noxious printing odors without adding pollutants to the air you breathe. It does not contain VOCs, harmful or ozone depleting chemicals and is especially beneficial for those suffering from allergies and chemical sensitivity. No fossil fuels are used in the production of Smelleze® odor control media.
Q & A
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Does the pouch need to be above the odor? Can it hang of the side of a flexo station? What is the optimal placement on a Flexo press?
It's best to place or hang the pouches as close to the odors as possible without affecting your operation. I would recommend placing them on all sides of the Flexo printing press. Also, use at least 1 pouch/300 square feet. Using the right amount of pouches will give you the best results since these are absorbent products
My name is Cliff Miyamoto, Engineering Manager for Lohmann Precision Die Cutting. We have several flexographic printing presses and would like to remove the printer solvent smell. I am very doubtful that this will work, but open to be convinced otherwise. Do you have any distributors in the San Jose, CA area that would be willing to demonstrate this?
SMELLEZE is made to absorb and eliminate solvents vapors emitted from printing operations. We guarantee this product. We have many satisfied customers. I would suggest trying out this product. It is very easy to use. Just place them in areas with fumes and also place them inside your air ducts to continuously filter the solvent vapors as your air recirculates.
Would like to know if Smelleze could equally be effective for use in a country where there is high temperature, like Nigeria. Thanks
Yes, SMELLEZE is very versatile and works effectively in the entire temperature range in all climates from freezing to extremely hot conditions.
How long does this print smell deodorizer pouch last for?
We guarantee it for 1 year but it can last for 2-3 years depending on the amount of printing odor and chemicals it's exposed to.