tesa® Softprint 52521

Plate mounting tape based on stabilized medium foam

Product description

tesa Softprint® 52521 is a 550µm thick double sided plate mounting tape for mounting flexographic printing plates. The tape is based on a closed cell EVA foam for fast recovery and high quality print results even at high speeds.

The plate side adhesive is having a perceived low tack which allows for quick and easy repositioning and mounting of the plates. The adhesion however keeps plates up to 1,70mm (.067”) to be securely mounted.

The open (sleeve) side adhesive is having a strong and secure bond towards the sleeve which allows the use for even tight repeats and is yet easy and without adhesive residues demountable after the job is done.

Application Fields

Plate mounting tape for mounting flexographic printing plates

Product Construction

Type of adhesive acrylic
Backing material PE foam
Thickness category 500 µm
Type of liner PP
Hardness medium

Additional Info

Foam properties:
Highly compressible foam, with superior recovery behavior for excellent print quality
Long lasting recovery characteristic for extended and high speed print runs
Low thickness tolerances for quick print preparation and reduced waste

Adhesive properties:
High solvent resistance that allows for in-press plate cleaning
Perceived low tack on the plate side for quick and easy repositioning and mounting
High bonding on open side to steel cylinder or sleeve to avoid compound lift
Very cohesive adhesive formulation for demounting without adhesive residues

Additional properties:
The purple color marking indicates the medium foam
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