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Lohmann at Drupa 2016: Flexperts to Assist on Tape Mounting & more

Published on 2016-05-27. Author : SpecialChem

A mounting machine, which is usually situated in Lohmann’s Technology Center at the headquarters in Neuwied, Germany, and which is part of the “FlexoLAB” will be shown at Drupa. Here, Lohmann’s so-called Flexperts will give advice on how the tape is mounted correctly, what influence physical characteristics have on the print result, and much more. But also visitors can “get their hands on” this machine. Under the guidance of the experienced Lohmann engineers they can mount and demount a tape themselves whilst being informed about the trends in the market for Flexoprinting e.g. During the mounting process the new product range to the market segment Graphics will be used: DuploFLEX EB (Engineered Bonding).

Lohmann at Drupa 2016
Fig. 1: Lohmann at Drupa 2016
For this product innovation the proven features of the DuploFLEX 5 range are combined with new, product-specific properties. The basis is our in-house development of a new adhesive designed specifically for these products. DuploFLEX EB does not only adhere on printing cylinders of different sizes, but is also easy to remove and reposition – without losing its high printing quality. Also, the tape is more resistant against ethyl acetate and challenges variations in temperature and humidity. This, visitors of the Drupa can experience live.

But Lohmann “Flexperts” are not only around the Drupa. Following the “Smart Bonding for Flexo“-Motto – a close accompaniment of the customer with advice and support, beginning from the initial idea up to the integration of the applicable adhesive solution in his application process – the “Flexperts” offer full service anytime, anywhere around the world. „Lohmann not only sells tapes, but „Flexpertise““, says Silvia Casellato, Senior Market Manager Graphics at Lohmann. Hence, Lohmann’s printing specialists analyze their customers’ entire printing process from A to Z in order to simulate it in the FlexoLAB and to thus ultimately be able to optimize the respective process for their customers. This includes, for example, the use of suitable cleaning agents for the sleeve/plate, long run testing or the improvement of process cycle times. This is all the more important as the printing industry in particular is subject to keen competitive pressure: complex printing jobs, uncompromising quality requirements and narrow time frames are commonplace. That is why it is so important to assess possible future trends. All this is possible with Lohmann’s “FlexoLAB”.

About Lohmann

As globally operating bonding engineers, Lohmann has demonstrated for many years and in numerous sectors that it only delivers the highest quality. Lohmann‘s name is synonymous with decades of expertise in adhesive bonds, innovative developments, the most up-to-date production processes and uncompromising customer focus.

The Lohmann group employs over 1600 staff across the world, all of whom work in line with well-defined values.

Source: Lohmann

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