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We Have Extended Our Product Portfolio

Information about the acquisition of tesa Twinlock®

Jun 11, 2018

The tesa Twinlock® acquisition

With the acquisition of tesa Twinlock® we are strengthening our market offering for the printing industry. We are excited about the acquisition and will continue to build off of the competencies and strengths of the tesa Twinlock. “The new tesa Twinlock® assortment will complement our existing product range for the flexographic printing industry”, says Dr. Norman Goldberg, Head of Direct Industries at tesa SE. “This makes it easier for us to tap into the full potential of the segment.”

According to Jan Willem Boers, CEO of Polymount International BV, “Since the introduction of the Twinlock sleeves in 2002 the products have developed and grown consistently and established a strong global market position in the flexographic industry. Under the umbrella of tesa SE with its global infrastructures, as well as its leading position in the printing and paper sector, there is an opportunity to expand this success on an even broader basis.”

The unique concept of tesa Twinlock®

tesa Twinlock® provides sustainable and re-usable plate mounting solutions for cost efficient and consistent high quality print jobs. This is particularly valuable for customers with standardized print jobs and processes.

The foundation of tesa Twinlock® is a base printing sleeve that is coated with a layer of polyurethane (PU) foam. The PU foam is comprised of an open cell structure that recovers and maintains its compressibility to effectively absorb bouncing effects. This provides high quality printing with consistent results over a long period.

On top of the PU foam layer, the unique tesa Twinlock® adhesive coating is applied. This is a specially treated polymer that was created to permanently remain tacky and maintain its adhesion properties. Through a careful cleaning process, the sleeve can be used endlessly.

tesa Twinlock® is available in four varieties/colors, and three hardness levels (soft/medium/hard).

Solutions for Flexographic Printers

As a full system provider, we offer a market approach which considers all factors of the printing process. Based on your individual needs we provide the best product solution for your process. The concept includes a comprehensive and worldwide assortment of self-adhesive solutions:

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