tesa Introduces Next-Generation Plate Mounting Tapes
tesa Softprint® Secure Family
CHARLOTTE, NC, USA
February 6, 2013
Company officials of tesa tape, inc., an affiliate of tesa SE, a global leader in the manufacture and supply of pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes, are pleased to release the company’s newest innovations for the flexographic printing industry. These new products are next-generation enhancements to the company’s existing line of products known as the tesa Softprint® Secure Plate Mounting Tape Family.
Print with Security and Confidence
With the next-generation of the tesa Softprint® Secure Family of products, tesa now offers a robust line of 20+ products for mounting flexographic printing plates onto cylinders and sleeves. The new-and-improved tesa Softprint® Secure Family is comprised of four distinctive products, all of which are equipped with the same tried-and-true, tesa signature closed-cell foam and filmic reinforcement technology that promotes high-quality results throughout the entire print run.
The defining feature of the enhanced tesa Softprint® Secure Family is its revolutionary adhesive system that has been specially developed to securely mount and maintain position of flexographic plates for the duration of the print process. Because of this new adhesive system, the tesa Softprint® Secure products are able to resist edge lifting, even on the smallest cylinders and sleeves, regardless of plate thickness, and run at speeds only limited by the press itself! Furthermore, a recent technological breakthrough by the tesa Research & Development group has resulted in an adhesive system that is extremely resistant to solvents, particularly when compared to other products on the market. With this breakthrough technology, cleaning plates while on press will no longer cause edge lifting due to compromised adhesive systems of the plate mounting tape. With the new-and-improved tesa Softprint® Secure Family, flexo printers can now print with security and confidence. Meet the family:
tesa® 52825 Softprint® Secure – 20-mil hard foam plate mounting tape
tesa® 52820 Softprint® Secure – 20-mil medium-hard foam plate mounting tape
tesa® 52821 Softprint® Secure – 20-mil medium foam plate mounting tape
tesa® 52822 Softprint® Secure – 20-mil soft foam plate mounting tape
For information on the complete family of tesa products for flexographic printing, visit the company’s website: http://www.tesatape.com/industry/paperprint.
About tesa tape, inc.
For over a century, tesa tape has pioneered the development of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape technologies. This rich tradition of innovation dates back to 1882 when the company's founder patented a method for manufacturing medical adhesive dressings. With this invention came the beginning of a global enterprise dedicated to the development and promotion of advanced adhesive tape solutions. Today, this worldwide company services customers in over 100 countries around the globe and holds numerous product patents. In North America, tesa markets many diverse product lines including double-sided fastening tapes, masking tapes and associated products, packaging tapes, duct and cloth tapes, and many specialty tape products. At tesa, it is the company's charter to provide its customers with service levels and applications expertise that are second to none in the industry. With this as the goal, employees stand committed to providing adhesive tape solutions beyond the roll! Proud sponsor of the USA Bobsled / Skeleton Team!