tesa® Process Tapes for flexo printing
Process Tapes for Flexo Printing

Process Tapes for Flexo Printing

Roller wrapping, plate edge sealing, core starting and failure flagging are just a few examples from our wide range of complementary tapes.



Our Complementary Products for Flexographic Printing

Efficiency is key to profitability. Complementary solutions based on pressure-sensitive adhesive technology speed up changeovers, prevent machine stops and facilitate everyday tasks.
Roller wrapping tapes, plate edge sealing, UV measuring, plate cleaning and failure flagging tapes facilitate an efficient and reliable printing process and are just some examples of the well-conceived solutions tesa offers in addition to plate mounting tapes and splicing tapes  for flexographic printing.
 

Roller wrapping tesa® 4863, tesa® 4563
Zero-speed splicing tesa® 4104, tesa® 4137
Plate edge sealing tesa® 4244 PV2, tesa® 4287
Failure flagging tesa® 4104
Core starting tesa® 64621

Roller wrapping tesa® 4863, tesa® 4563

Zero-speed splicing tesa® 4104, tesa® 4137

Plate edge sealing tesa® 4244 PV2, tesa® 4287

Failure flagging tesa® 4104

Core starting tesa® 64621

Roller Tapes

The tesa Printer’s Friend® line is specially designed for roller wrapping applications. Roller wrapping is used in a variety of popular roller system based manufacturing and printing processes to process materials such as textiles, paper, and films. Industries where roller wrapping tapes are commonly used include:

  • Printing industry
  • Textiles industry
  • Adhesive tape manufacturers
  • General, web-based processing & converting industries

Our decades of experience in manufacturing roller wrapping tapes has made the Printer’s Friend® roller tapes an industry benchmark, loved by operators of roller utilizing machines across different industries.

The benefits of tesa Printer’s Friend® roller tapes:

  • Clean and accurate application
  • Easily removable even after a prolonged period of time
  • Ability to securely keep its position on the roller
  • Exceptionally temperature resistant
  • Outstanding grip and traction to provide tension in the web being processed
  • Repel a variety of substances involved in the process (e.g. adhesives or inks)
  • Highly resistant to wear

The tesa Printer’s Friend® range includes the following two products:

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Printer’s Friend®

tesa Printer’s Friend® 4563 - Cloth backing and a smooth silicone coated surface, offering reliable grip and repelling a variety of substances. tesa Printer’s Friend® 4863 - Uniquely treated cloth fabric coated with a combination of silicones and rubber to leave it dimpled, resembling the surface of a basketball.

tesa Printer’s Friend® 4563 - Cloth backing and a smooth silicone coated surface, offering reliable grip and repelling a variety of substances. tesa Printer’s Friend® 4863 - Uniquely treated cloth fabric coated with a combination of silicones and rubber to leave it dimpled, resembling the surface of a basketball.

Product Application Process

  1. Wrap the tape once around the roller at the desired angle and mark the point where the end of the roll meets the second turn of the tape
  2. Put the tape on a flat surface and cut it diagonally from the end of the roll to the marked point of the tape
  3. Remove the liner and start applying the tape, starting from the edge of the roller
  4. Keep on wrapping the roller with the tape at even angles, leaving no gaps in between the layers
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Product Application Process

Product application process
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Product application process

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Roller Tape Application Methods

Complete roller spiral wrapped, providing grip and a non-stick surface.
Complete roller spiral wrapped, providing grip and a non-stick surface.
Other designs of wrapping are also possible. Starting from the middle and wrapping to the ends aids in pulling the material evenly across the roller to eliminate creases.
Other designs of wrapping are also possible. Starting from the middle and wrapping to the ends aids in pulling the material evenly across the roller to eliminate creases.

Our experienced sales staff in Singapore, supported by a global team of laboratory researchers and engineers, can provide you with ideas and solutions to identify opportunities for higher productivity and to eliminate process disruptions. Get in touch with tesa Singapore via the form below to discuss customized solutions.

 

 

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