Lohmann has launched an adhesive tape for the flexographic printing industry with an exceptionally high grip to the sleeve. DuploFLEX 5 GRIP was developed to provide the printing industry with a more process-safe and sustainable adhesive solution.
As a substructure during the printing process, plate-mounting tapes make a significant contribution to the quality of the print through reliability and dampening properties. With its unique adhesive formulation, DuploFLEX 5 GRIP provides excellent adhesion to the sleeve side and, with 50% less solvent use during the coating process.
This makes it more sustainable than a classic plate-mounting tape.
“The solvent-free adhesive and 100% recyclable packaging are part of our corporate strategy for sustainability,” explains Peter Nissing, head of Market Management Graphics at Lohmann. “The increased reusability of the adhesive tape is an important argument in the discussion about resource conservation and responsible use of raw materials.”
DuploFLEX 5 GRIP combines the viscoelastic properties of a polymer foam with a specially developed solvent-free and pure acrylic adhesive that’s suitable for easy mounting and demounting. Its industry-proven composite structure ensures excellent print quality and prevents edge lifting and plate damage during demounting.
Plate-mounting tape must also meet the increased demand for sustainable products and processes. It’s important to avoid edge-lifting in the running process, machine downtime due to makeready, and high material consumption. These are key factors considered in the formulation of GRIP tapes.
The improved GRIP adhesive package is further characterized by its low sensitivity to temperature and humidity fluctuations.
“Due to its customizability, so the possibility to adjust the adhesive force between the tape and the plate to customer specifications, the tape offers a considerable customer advantage,” says Thomas Holzer, market manager Graphics at Lohmann.