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tesa tape, inc Introduces Next-Generation Plate Mounting Tapes

Charlotte, NC – 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 product releases are next-generation product 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 and 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.

The new family of products:

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.