FORMECO units are distillers which allow the recycling and
the reuse of degreasing and washing solvent. Through a simple distillation process, they separate the contaminants (resins, polymers, pigments,
paint, oil, etc.) from the original solvent.
The boiling of the solvent is accomplished by a peripheral heating jacket filled with diathermic oil, heated by an electrical element. The vapors are then convoyed to a condenser cooled by air or water. The condensed solvent is collected in a tank, for its reuse.
The contaminants remain as a residue inside a disposable bag named "Rec-Bag" or by tilting the unit itself. The distilled solvent characteristics are not altered by the distillation process, which can be carried on repeatedly.
FORMECO distillation units come in three basic series: DIstatic, DYnamic, and Industrial.
DIstatic units are basic distillers, without an internal mixing blade or scraper. This allows for the use of the “Rec-Bag”.
DYnamic units utilize an internal mixing blade to stir and help reduce solvents or inks that contain a high content of residue. The mixing action helps to reduce the waste and recover the maximum amount of solvents.
The Industrial series are for larger volumes of solvent output, and can include the mixing blade. The Industrial distillers usually are water cooled.
Most any of the distillation units can be fitted for continuous as well as batch processing. Specific distillation units are available for Azeotropic mixtures, acids, ethylene glycol (antifreeze), and more.