Every PlateVac™ is equipped with our proprietary SSR™ system that supplants valuable washout solvent with a less expensive surrogate solution to provide the highest rates of recovery available (up to 97%) while providing a flowable liquid still bottoms and a clean distillation vessel.
During the cook-down process in any distillation system, there becomes a point in which enough solvent is pulled from the solid waste that it becomes dry and will not come out of the distillation vessel. In order to remove the waste from the bottom of the distillation system, a small amount of solvent must be left behind. Due to the cost of the photopolymer washout solvent, clients prefer to recycle as much as possible.
The patented process in the PlateVac™ injects SSR into the distillation unit at a certain point during the cook-down process. The SSR is a very high boiling liquid that will stay in the chamber to keep the waste flowable while the extra solvent is pulled from the solid waste. This allows users to recover up to 97% of the solvent, compared to other standard systems that may approach 85 to 90%.