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Product information

tesa Softprint® 52020 Steel Master

Foam plate mounting tape (hard) for printing solids & halftones



Product description

tesa® 52020 Softprint Steel Master is a double-coated foam tape, designed specifically for mounting thicker photopolymer plates of thickness 1.70mm (0.067"), 2.54mm (0.100") and above in wide-web film and paper flexographic printing, on machines using steel cylinders or sleeves.

The hard foam makes this the ideal solution for printing solids and halftones.

Foam properties:
1 Highly compressible foam, with superior recovery for excellent print quality

  • Long lasting recovery characteristics for extended and high speed print runs
  • Low thickness tolerances for quick print preparation and reduced waste


Adhesive properties:

  • High bonding on open side to steel cylinder or sleeve to avoid plate movement
  • High bonding to plate to avoid edge lifting or plate movement
  • Non increasing bonding power for easy repositioning and especially for easy demounting of plate and tape
  • Very cohesive adhesive structure for demounting without adhesive residues


Additional properties:

  • The structured PP-liner prevents the formation of air pockets when plate mounting
  • Blue color marking indicates the hard foam

Main applications

tesa® 52020 Softprint Steel Master is a 500µm (20 mil) category double-coated foam tape, designed specifically for mounting thicker photopolymer plates of thickness 1.70mm (0.067"), 2.54mm (0.100") and above in wide-web film and paper flexographic printing, on machines using steel cylinders or sleeves.

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Technical properties

Backing material

PE foam

Thickness category

500 µm

Type of adhesive

tackified acrylic

Type of liner

PP

Hardness

medium-hard

tesa® products prove their impressive quality day in, day out in demanding conditions and are regularly subjected to strict controls. All technical information and data above mentioned are provided to the best of our knowledge on the basis of our practical experience. They shall be considered as average values and are not appropriate for a specification. Therefore tesa SE can make no warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The user is responsible for determining whether the tesa® product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user’s method of application. If you are in any doubt, our technical staff will be glad to support you.

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