ITALY • The Print4all exhibition will be the first time that the self-adhesive Twinlock sleeves will be showcased under the new umbrella of tesa. With Twinlock on board tesa is able to deliver the full range of plate mounting solutions to the flexo printing industry. (Hall 18 Stand K19)
Twinlock which is now called tesa Twinlock , will be showcased on two tesa stands, a dedicated stand in Hall 18 Stand K19 and on the tesa stand in hall 18 Stand C06/D05 the tesa Twinlock sleeves will also be showcased alongside all the other adhesive solutions.
A sustainable and reusable self-adhesive sleeve that provides cost efficiency and print consistency
The basis of the tesa Twinlock is a sleeve or cylinder provided with a layer of polyurethane (PU) foam on top of the base sleeve/cylinder. On top of the PU foam layer, the unique Twinlock coating is applied. This is a specially treated polymer that has been created in a way that it is always adhesive and tacky. Due to the PU foam layer that is 1,5 mm (0.06”) thick and the Twinlock layer that is 0,5 mm (0.02”) thick, the combined 2 mm (0.08”) layer absorbs bouncing in the printing press effectively. The reason for this is that the Polyurethane foam has an open cell structure and therefore it will always recover and maintain its compressibility. This ensures high quality printing with consistent print results.
The tesa Twinlock is available in four colours and in three hardnesses, soft/medium/hard. According to the manufacturer, with these three hardnesses, every job in flexo can be printed. As the tesa Twinlock sleeve always remains tacky, it is the sustainable solution in plate mounting. A simple process of activating/cleaning the surface of the tesa Twinlock sleeve and the sleeve is ready to hold the next set of printing plates, over and over again.
tesa Twinlock partner stands
The products of tesa Twinlock on several partner stands, for live plate mounting demo’s with the use of a mounting machine please visit the stands of AV Flexologic (Hall 18 Stand H02-K01), Bieffebie (Hall 18 Stand D22-E21) and Camis (Hall 18 Stand D08-E07). Uteco will showcase the tesa Twinlock sleeves on press during the demo’s at their ConverDrome and you will also see the tesa Twinlock sleeves at the stands of Rossini (Hall 18 Stand E08-F07) and Tech Sleeves (Hall 18 Stand H02-K01).