Tint sleeves are precision ground polymeric tubing which is applied over tint cylinders. This assembly is used to replace the plate and plate cylinder in flexographic presses when a continuous solid coating is required. The sleeves are slid over the tint cylinder using air assist or lubricants to facilitate assembly. Locking collars are placed on both sides of the sleeves to prevent slippage.
Tint sleeves (also known as flood coaters) are usually used to lay down a continuous uniform solid color or clear overcoat. They are also sometimes used for applying primers and adhesives. With the addition of custom grooving, they can be used to apply a continuous stripe.
Specially designed EPDM compound for use in coating water, UV, ketone and ester based inks, coatings and adhesives.
Special hardness, diameters and lengths are produced at customer request.