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tesa® Softprint 52117 Steel Master TP

Plate mounting tape for photopolymer plates in flexographic printing

  • 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 bonding on open side to steel cylinder or sleeve to avoid plate movement. Sufficient bonding to plate to avoid edge lifting or plate movement. Non increasing, controlled bonding power for easy repositioning and especially for easy demounting of thinner plates. Very cohesive adhesive structure for demounting without adhesive residues.
  • Additional properties: The structured PP-liner prevents the formation of air pockets when plate mounting. Red color marking indicates the soft foam.
  • The soft foam makes this the ideal solution in printing screens and line work.

Product description

tesa® Softprint 52117 STM TP is a double-coated foam tape, designed specifically for mounting photopolymer plates with a thickness of 1.14mm (0.045") or 1.70mm (0.067") in flexographic label printing.

Application Fields

tesa® Softprint 52117 STM TP is a 380µm (15 mil) category double-coated foam tape, designed specifically for mounting photopolymer plates with a thickness of 1.14mm (0.045") or 1.70mm (0.067") in flexographic label printing.

Product Construction

Type of adhesive tackified acrylic
Type of liner PP
Total thickness 430 µm
Thickness category 380
Logo color red
Backing material PE foam with film lamination

Properties / Performance Values

Hardness soft
tesa® products prove their impressive quality day in, day out in demanding conditions and are regularly subjected to strict controls. All technical information and data above mentioned are provided to the best of our knowledge on the basis of our practical experience. They shall be considered as average values and are not appropriate for a specification. Therefore tesa SE can make no warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The user is responsible for determining whether the tesa® product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user’s method of application. If you are in any doubt, our technical staff will be glad to support you.

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