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DAETWYLER LAMELLA SOFTCOATED DOCTOR BLADES
 

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DAETWYLER LAMELLA SOFTCOATED DOCTOR BLADES

We are pleased to offer a selection of Max Daetwyler Corporation [MDC] Doctor Blades, which have been proven and patented for Gravure, Flexo and Specialty Printing applications. With several different styles and a variety of sizes now available online, most general requirements can be met but if you do not see what you are looking for, please let us know.

Equipped with an anilox roller/doctor blade combination as an inking system, flexo printing presses are available in sizes ranging from 8 to over 157 inches. While midsize and larger machines are often equipped with enclosed doctor blade systems, the smaller presses generally use single reverse-angle blade systems. With printing speeds that vary from 160 to 1450 per minute, wiping doctor blades are always applied in a reverse angle somewhere between 30-40 degrees and due to the abrasive surface of ceramic anliox rollers, minimal blade pressure is always recommended. The relationship between cell configurations [shape/count] and blade tip thicknesses is also very important for the life of a doctor blade. The flexo industry primarily utilizes blades that are 0.008 inch thick [sometimes 0.006] and enclosed blade systems do not require a back-up blade. Depending on the application, inks are metered with the use of blades with lamella, rounded or beveled edges and as a rule a thinner edge allows for a cleaner wipe. For example, in high quality process printing, the label industry uses a lamella as thin as 75 microns!

Coated with a nickel-based material that is resistant to corrosive inks and lacquers, the contact zone on these DAETWYLER LAMELLA SOFTCOATED DOCTOR BLADES are protected from oxidation. Made of carbon doctor blade steel, the MDC Soft significantly reduces score lines in flexo applications, especially those involving high pH inks.

MDC Doctor Blade Advantages
- Provides consistent control of ink film thicknesses
- Increases anilox roller and gravure cylinder life because less pressure is needed
- Requires fewer blade changes resulting in less equipment downtime and material waste
- Can be used for chrome or ceramic anilox rollers, mechanically or laser engraved
- Can be used for chemically etched, electronically or laser engraved cylinders
- Can be used for solvent or water-based inks and coatings

Handling & Storage of Doctor Blades
- Blades should be stored in a clean dry place and remain packaged until ready to use
- Care should be taken to protect the blade tip
- Pre-honed doctor blades do not require re-sharpening or honing
- When examining your blade edge, carefully use your fingernailremember its sharp
- Safety gloves should be used whenever possible when handling doctor blades
- Clean doctor blade steel can be recycled






Tariff Code (Schedule B) for Metal Doctor Blades is 8208.90

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