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3M – Mounting tape advances help avoid plate damage

The fibre-free construction of the tapes can minimize contamination-related production interruptions and clean-ups and reduce printing defects
GERMANY • 3M showcased its new adhesive advancements that it said can give flexo printers confidence at any speed. Its Splittable Flying Splice Tapes have a breakout mechanism that is free of tissue fibre so instead of releasing debris that will contaminate presses, the company says its tapes separate cleanly. This can reduce contamination of…
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Soma – Optima2 with new technology demonstrated at drupa

Petr Blasko of Soma introduced its Optima2 before demonstrating the Advanced Bounce Control and Arun plate mounting system
GERMANY • Soma Engineering launched a wide web version of its Optima short run CI flexographic printing press at drupa. The company debuted its Optima2 wider web version (1050 mm/41”, and 1270 mm/50”) featuring five solutions for flexography including its Advanced Bounce Control technology.