Flexodruck: ContiTech and HELL intend to collaborate more closely
February 2012In cooperation with HELL, ContiTech is developing a cogent Flexodruck processing concept.
ContiTech Elastomer Coatings and HELL Gravure Systems, two strong companies in the printing industry, plan to cooperate in the areas of development and application engineering. The aim of the cooperation is to further expand the advantages of direct-engravable flexographic printing plates and establish a sustained foothold in the growing flexographic printing market.
“The flexographic printing market has responded very enthusiastically to our products. We intend to cash in on the response so as to make inroads into this segment,” says Dr. Thomas Perković, head of the printing blanket segment at ContiTech Elastomer Coatings. “Technical solutions arise when systems and material manufacturers join forces. Despite our respective experience, these solutions are not open to us individually."
HELL’s areas of competence are in systems solutions for printing plate production. The aim in harnessing together the know-how of the two companies is to further actively expand the strengths of this forward-looking technology and to offer the flexographic market competitive alternatives to today’s manufacturing processes. “Harmonizing material and machine ups economic efficiency and quality to an even higher level,” declares Dr. Jörg Pohé, general manager of HELL Gravure Systems.
The cooperation can already point to tangible successes. “In terms of composition and hardness, the newly developed Conti® Laserline CSX/CSC printing plates are perfectly geared to direct engraving in 3D technology,” notes Armin Senne, flexographic printing business manager at ContiTech Elastomer Coatings. Optimized for the respective requirements of laser direct engraving, the printing plates are supplied in rolls with widths of up to 2100 mm and different thicknesses.
Collaboration in the area of flexographic printing:
Dr. Thomas Perkovic, head of the printing blanket segment at ContiTech Elastomer Coatings (left), and Dr. Jörg Pohé, general manager of HELL Gravure Systems.
Conti® Laserline flexographic printing plates are a perfect match for HELL's laser engraving systems.