200 Years of Experience...
Celebrating our Bicentennial
Anniversary 1812-2012

Fast Delivery...
Need blades urgently? We will do everything possible to meet your needs, including non-standard widths.

Small Quantities...
No order is too small, we are happy to quote for small blade quantities and one-off orders.

Quality...
We only use the finest quality doctor blade material and our rigid inspection procedure ensures a premium finished product.

Customer Service...
Efficient and friendly staff to listen to your requirements.

Technical Support...
Having doctoring problems or coating problems? We are pleased to provide assistance.

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MATERIAL SELECTION FOR GRAVURE COATING


MATERIAL SELECTION FOR GRAVURE COATING

Carbon Steel

  • Suitable for coating including angle variation
  • Hardened and tempered to provide durability
  • Corrosion problem possible with some mediums, relevant to length of coat run and blade wipe down
  • Guages to 2mm. Thicker available though structure/durability may vary
  • Backing/support blade may be required

Stainless Steel 400

  • Suitable for coating
  • Hardened and tempered to provide durability
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Gauges to 1mm. Thicker gauges available subject to availability
  • Backing/support blade may be required

Polyester (Plastic)

  • Suitable for gravure coating light/easy mediums
  • Durable wear properties may not match steels (medium related)
  • Corrosion not a problem
  • Material is forgiving to cylinder/roller
  • Usually Backing/Support blade required

EDGE SELECTION FOR GRAVURE COATING

Bevelled edge
  • The best choice for Gravure coating, particularly forward wipe applications, to minimise contact area
  • Square edge
  • In gauges 0.2mm & 0.25mm, suitable for certain reverse wipe applications