Product portfolio expansion for the flexographic industry

25 May 2018

tesa® one of the world’s leading manufacturers of self-adhesive solutions has acquired the Twinlock product division from Polymount, headquartered in Nijkerk. Twinlock’s production and product development division with will remain in the Netherlands and become a 100% subsidiary of tesa SE.

“The new tesa Twinlock® assortment will complement our existing product range for the flexographic printing industry”, says Dr. Norman Goldberg, head of direct industries at tesa SE. ”This makes it easier for us to tap into the full potential of the segment.”

According to Jan Willem Boers, CEO of Polymount International BV: “Since the introduction of the Twinlock sleeves in 2002 the products have developed and grown consistently and established a strong global market position in the flexographic industry. Under the umbrella of tesa SE with its global infrastructures, as well as its leading position in the printing and paper sector, there is an opportunity to expand this success on an even broader basis.”

The concept of tesa Twinlock®

The unique concept of tesa Twinlock® is to provide sustainable and re-usable plate mounting solutions for cost efficient and consistent high quality print jobs. This is particularly valuable for customers with standardised processes.

The foundation of tesa Twinlock® is a base printing sleeve or cylinder that is coated with a layer of polyurethane (PU) foam. The PU foam is comprised of an open cell structure that always recovers and maintains its compressibility to effectively absorb bouncing effects. This provides high quality printing with consistent results over a long period.

On top of the PU foam layer, the unique tesa Twinlock® adhesive coating is applied. This is a specially treated polymer that has been created to remain tacky and permanently maintain its adhesion properties. Through a careful cleaning process it is ready for endless of usages. This combination of adhesive and open cell foam makes tesa Twinlock® a worldwide, unique technology.

tesa Twinlock® is available in four varieties/colors, and three hardness levels (soft/medium/hard). The product is certified for Full HD and HD.

A full package for flexographic printers

tesa® as a system provider, offers a market approach which considers all factors of the printing process. Based on your individual needs we provide the best product solution for your process. The concept includes a comprehensive and worldwide assortments of self-adhesive solutions:

tesa Softprint®

tesa Twinlock®

tesa EasySplice®

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