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Inometa Offers New Plate Mounting Sleeve


APPLETON, WI | Inometa Flexo Systems announces the “Patriot” flexo plate mounting sleeve, said to offer increased accuracy and productivity. The sleeve, named for its red, white, and blue layers, features a core comprised of a specialized glass material with clamping characteristics that reportedly do not change throughout the core's entire service life. 

Company says a compressible, solid urethane inner layer provides greater dimensional stability, concentric accuracy, and resistance to inks and solvents that cause swelling and can reduce the accuracy and service life of traditional plate-mounting sleeves.

The red outer layer features an polyurethane surface said to have greater resistance to cuts and the effects of UV, solvents, and water-based inks. Handling in the pressroom is easier due to sleeve’s light weight and ease of mounting/demounting all air mandrel sizes.

The company recently consolidated manufacturing operations from Warburg, Germany, to the Appleton, facility.

“Improved accuracy and longer service life will create substantial demand for the Patriot plate mounting sleeve,” says Dan Dietrich, VP North America, for Inometa Flexo Systems. “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.”

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