APPLETON, WI—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,in the round (ITR) sleeves/adaptors, printing cylinders and accessories for the flexographic printing industry. It is being manufactured in the Fox Valley.
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.
“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 from Warburg, Germany, to Appleton, allows us to address the growing demand for innovative solutions like the ‘Patriot’ sleeve in this challenging and dynamic market.”
The Patriot plate mounting sleeve and other Inometa products are available through Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.