GERMANY • Flint Group launched its new Rotec Lightweight Sleeve for conventional plate mounting with adhesive tapes. The plate mounting sleeve offers weight savings of up to 40% compared to standard sleeves on the market, according to the company. With this product, Flint Group believes maximum weight limits for components handled in the pressroom, shorter and easier press setups or even missing adapter configurations can easily be managed.
One other feature, according to the company, is the entire sleeve edge is sealed with an aluminum plate. This protects the sleeve from exposure to cleaning liquids, inks or solvents and prevents unnatural diameter growth of the sleeve. The sleeve is available with a wall thickness starting at 19 mm (0.75”) and face lengths up to 2.835 m (9.3 ft). It is also available in Rotec Ω-Surface Technology for use of solvent-based inks as well.