USA • Flexo Concepts has announced that Packaging Plast will begin shipping all its carbon fibre chambers with TruPoint Green doctor blades beginning in September of this year.
The Italian OEM manufactures its chambers from a carbon fibre material which offers stiffness and durability in an ultra-lightweight construction. Other benefits include reduced water and solvent consumption, easy blade changes and extended blade and end seal life.
TruPoint Green is a polymer doctor blade for corrugated printers producing mid-level graphics. The blade’s mechanical properties and composition allow it to meter more effectively than UHMW with significantly longer blade life than steel.
Designed in house, and assembled and manufactured with 100% structural carbon fibre, Packaging Plast’s doctor blade chambers can be installed on CI as well as in-line flexo presses. The company claims its chambers are suitable for the full spectrum of flexo printed products, from corrugated board to flexible film, including tissue paper.