Lohmann has launched an adhesive tape for the flexographic printing industry with a high grip to the sleeve. The product was developed to provide the printing industry with a more process safe and sustainable adhesive solution.
The new Lohmann GmbH & Co.KG adhesive solution was presented for the first time at Print4All in Milan at the beginning of May. As a substructure during the printing process, plate mounting tapes contribute to the quality of the print through reliability and dampening properties. With its adhesive formulation, DuploFLEX® 5 GRIP provides good adhesion to the sleeve side and, with 50% less solvent use during the coating process, is more sustainable than a classic plate mounting tape.
Here, ‘GRIP’ refers to a product structure rather than a specific product. DuploFLEX® 5 GRIP combines the viscoelastic properties of a polymer foam with a specially developed, solvent-free pure acrylic adhesive, suitable for easy mounting and demounting. The industry proven composite structure ensures print quality and prevents edge lifting and plate damage during demounting. With equipment manufacturers, Lohmann claims the DuploFLEX® 5 GRIP has been measured to have significantly higher reusability for the first time.
"The solvent-free adhesive and 100% recyclable packaging are part of our corporate strategy for sustainability. Increased reusability of the adhesive tape is an important argument in the discussion about resource conservation and responsible use of raw materials. The improved GRIP adhesive package is also characterised by its low sensitivity to temperature and humidity fluctuations,” explains Peter Nissing, head of market management graphics at Lohmann.
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