New adhesive tape with exceptional ‘GRIP’ 12 December 2022

Developed to provide the printing industry with a more process safe and sustainable adhesive solution, Lohmann has launched DuploFLEX® 5 GRIP adhesive tape, using 50% less solvent during the coating process, making it more sustainable than a classic plate mounting tape.

As a substructure during the printing process, plate mounting tapes make a significant contribution to the quality of the print through reliability and dampening properties. With its unique adhesive formulation, DuploFLEX® 5 GRIP provides excellent adhesion to the sleeve side. 

The new adhesive tape combines the viscoelastic properties of a polymer foam with a specially developed, solvent-free pure acrylic adhesive that is suitable for easy mounting and demounting. The composite structure ensures excellent print quality and prevents edge lifting and plate damage during demounting.

At the same time, a plate mounting tape must meet the increased demand for sustainable products and processes. No edgelifting in the running process, machine downtime due to makeready and generally high material consumption were key factors considered in the formulation of GRIP tapes. With leading equipment manufacturers, DuploFLEX® 5 GRIP has been measured to have significantly higher reusability for the first time.

“The solvent-free adhesive and 100% recyclable packaging are part of our corporate strategy for sustainability,” explains Peter Nissing, head of market management graphics at Lohmann GmbH & Co KG. “The increased reusability of the adhesive tape is an important argument in the discussion about resource conservation and responsible use of raw materials. The improved GRIP adhesive package is also characterised by its low sensitivity to temperature and humidity fluctuations.”

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