a Circular Economy
Ambimization® is both circular itself and empowers manufacturers
to embed a more circular approach in their cleaning processes.
Cleaning for circularity
We're on a mission to reinvent manufacturing cleaning processes to reduce risk, waste and carbon footprints. Cleaning for circularity is one of our company’s important values on the way to a sustainable future. “Reduce Reuse Recycle” is more than a catchphrase for us. It is our starting point for a new circular economy.
A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.
Compare this to traditional, solvent based industrial cleaning. Toxic chemicals are combined with large amounts of water (and often heated) to create a cleaning solution that binds with the contaminant, forming a toxic mess that must be carefully disposed of. Worse still, the clean quality is often poor meaning tools and equipment are used only for a limited time before being thrown away. This take-make-waste approach to cleaning must now change as the world focuses on a more sustainable existence.
The circular economy is a systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution.
Ambimization® brings a new paradigm to industrial cleaning, by being both circular itself and empowering manufacturers to embed a more circular approach in their systems and technologies. Our water-based fluids are functional at room temperature (no energy is wasted on heating), recyclable (keeping them in use for longer) and less hazardous (spent fluid can be released back into the environment without negatively impacting the hydrologic cycle).
Our patented cleaning methodology enables assets to be reused (e.g. resin applicators, paint vats) rather than disposed to landfill, while machines can be reused more quickly and effectively. This results in less hours wasted on cleaning and less machinery is needed in the first place. Ambimization® helps businesses enjoy the benefits of enhancing safety, minimizing waste and keeping assets in use for longer.
Eliminate. Recirculate. Regenerate.
Circular economy principles
The circular economy is based on three principles, driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature.
We’re thrilled to be the first company in the world to have an Ambimization® machine, which is installed at our Broadstairs ink manufacturing site. Although the digital ink market continues to grow, solvent inks are still used for a number of printing applications. We’ve taken a step to reduce waste and energy when it comes to cleaning our ink pots. During the process, with the Proteus, we’ve also reduced VOC emissions and eliminated the site’s DSEAR risk.
- Gary Burgess, Manufacturing & CI Manager, FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems