tesa Introduces New Splicing Tapes for Flexible Package Printing Applications

Employees at tesa tape are pleased to announce an expansion to its prestigious line of products designed for use in the flexible package printing industry. These new products become part of the company’s next generation of performance tapes designed for high‐speed film printing applications.

New Film Splicing Tapes by tesa

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We are pleased to introduce two new splicing tapes designed for “on‐demand” splicing of film webs during highspeed flexographic printing applications. Both products are engineered for optimal performance during critical flying splice printing environments; each offers its own distinctions:

Meet tesa® 51918

Based on the patented tesa EasySplice® technology, tesa® 51918 takes flying splices to a whole new level! Backed by a high‐performance polyester film, tesa® 51918 is designed to be applied to the new film web in a straight line configuration, offering maximum efficiency in web preparation time. Its sophisticated adhesive system is designed to securely adhere to the expiring film web during flying splice printing, coating, and converting applications. Furthermore, the tape’s distinctive black polyester backing is designed to resist tearing when thick films are converted at high web tensions. The product’s black color also makes it very easily detectable, even at the highest of print speeds.

Meet tesa® 51904

Backed by decades of experience in developing double‐sided tapes for industrial applications, tesa R&D engineers have developed a versatile double‐sided splicing tape designed for both film spicing applications as well as new web “core starting” applications. Using the distinctive pink‐colored tape ‐ tesa® 51904, print specialists can prepare new film webs with splice patterns of choice. The product’s rugged rubber adhesive system is specially formulated to securely adhere to expiring film webs during the printing, coating, and converting operations, as well as offering an optimal choice for attaching film roles onto new cores.

With the addition of these new products to the extensive tesa product line, flexible package printers are equipped with more flexibility than ever before, including: fast and easy splice preparation; unchanged press speeds during printing and roll changes; consistent registration throughout the entire print run as press speeds remain constant; and maximized machine efficiency.

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About tesa tape, inc.

For over a century, tesa tape has pioneered the development of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape technologies. This rich tradition of innovation dates back to 1882 when the company's founder patented a method for manufacturing medical adhesive dressings. With this invention came the beginning of a global enterprise dedicated to the development and promotion of advanced adhesive tape solutions. Today, this worldwide enterprise services customers in over 100 countries around the globe and holds numerous product patents. In North America, tesa markets many diverse product lines including double-sided fastening tapes, masking tapes and associated products, packaging tapes, duct and cloth tapes, and many specialty tape products. At tesa, it is the charter to provide customers with service levels and applications expertise that are second to none in the industry. With this as the goal, we stand committed
to providing adhesive tape solutions beyond the roll!

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