The “Patriot”, a new flexo plate mounting sleeve offering increased accuracy and productivity, is now available from Inometa Flexo Systems, leading manufacturer of premium anilox rollers/sleeves, plate-mounting sleeves, ITR sleeves/adaptors, printing cylinders and accessories for the flexographic printing industry.
The Patriot plate-mounting sleeve, named because of it’s red, white and blue layers, features a core comprised of a specialized glass material with exceptional clamping characteristics that do not change throughout the core’s entire service life. A compressible, solid urethane inner layer provides greater dimensional stability, concentric accuracy and resistance to inks and solvents that cause swelling, reducing the accuracy and service life of traditional plate-mounting sleeves. The Patriot’s red outer layer features an innovative polyurethane surface with greater resistance to cuts and the effects of UV, solvents and water-based inks. Light weight and ease of mounting/demounting all air mandrel sizes add to the pressroom handling convenience of this new mounting sleeve.
The Patriot sleeve will be manufactured at Inometa Flexo System’s Appleton, Wisconsin facility. The company recently consolidated manufacturing operations from Warburg, Germany, enhancing Inometa’s ability to meet increasing demand for its products.
“Improved accuracy and longer service life will create substantial demand for the Patriot plate mounting sleeve,” said Dan Dietrich, Vice President North America, for Inometa Flexo Systems, LLC. “Migrating Inometa’s operations to Appleton allows us to address the growing demand for innovative solutions like the ‘Patriot’ sleeve in this challenging and dynamic market,” added Dietrich.
The Patriot plate-mounting sleeve and other Inometa products are available through leading distributors including Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.
About Inometa Flexo Systems, LLC
Inometa Flexo Systems is a leading manufacturer of premium anilox rollers/sleeves, plate-mounting sleeves, ITR sleeves/adaptors, printing cylinders and accessories for the flexographic printing industry. Inometa is a long-standing and reliable partner for customers in the film, paper, print and packaging industries. Inometa provides a full range of rotating elements from engineered tubes, roller tubes, winding cores and web guide rollers to anilox rollers and pressure adapters. In this respect, Inometa specializes in high-end lightweight solutions made of aluminum and carbon fibers as well as in the production and development of various functional surfaces. Further information is available on the web at www.inometa.de/en/business-units/flexo-systems.html