CONTI-AIR® Printing Blankets - Genuine Large Formats
2012CONTI-AIR® printing blankets 7 PLUS and UV PLUS ensure optimum printing results in large-format sheet-fed and metal printing - Eco-friendly steel bars make adhesive unnecessary
Two with a genuine plus
The new printing blanket CONTI-AIR® 7 PLUS is more than just an alternative for smooth halftone and solid color printing. "The new low-migration inks require a new cover compound that ensures optimum ink transfer even at high speed without jeopardizing good paper release," explains Stephanus. With its unique design, the CONTI-AIR® 7 PLUS meets the requirements of large packaging, publishing and metal printing shops - high speed and consistent quality. It is suitable for conventional inks, and for some UV inks.
With the CONTI-AIR® UV PLUS, ContiTech is expanding its product portfolio in UV printing for the field of large-format and metal printing. As such, the new printing blanket is perfectly suitable for large-format sheet-fed offset printing machines. Thanks to a special cover rubber, it is highly swell-resistant to UV inks and UV washing agents. This yields extremely sharp halftone printing and smooth solid color printing, reduced vibration stripes and high dimensional stability. It predestines the CONTI-AIR® UV PLUS for exclusive use in UV printing. "With our new development, we are helping our customers achieve greater productivity," says Stephanus. "In the highly competitive world of packaging printing, this constitutes the key to sustainable success."
The two CONTI-AIR® printing blankets are certified by ISEGA, the respected independent consultancy and test institute for industry and trade. This institute tests and evaluates the suitability of foodstuffs for the packaging industry. On the basis of these tests, ContiTech blankets have been approved for printing foodstuff packaging.
Eco-friendlier packaging of printing blankets
Engineering Green Value determines the success of ContiTech. The eco-friendly manufacture of CONTI-AIR® printing blankets promotes this idea. In its format center, the company now uses adhesive-free applied steel bars from reputable manufacturers. CONTI-AIR® printing blankets are cut to every format at the center. They are fitted with bars mechanically, without the use of environmentally harmful adhesives.
"We use the mechanically secured bars, which lock into the blanket and the rubber side, in the sheet-fed offset field," explains Stefan Benic, head of the Format Center. "Even without the use of adhesive, a bar pull-out strength of 1,500 Newtons on five centimeters is attained." Depending on the manufacturer, up to 2,000 Newtons are possible. Thanks to the new bars, there is no hardening in the oven. This makes the process quicker and more flexible. In addition, no cleaning work on the blanket is necessary any longer - a further decisive advantage in addition to the advantage of environmental friendliness.
Über ContiTech AG
With sales of €30.5 billion in 2011, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 164,000 employees in 45 countries.
The ContiTech division numbers among the leading suppliers of a host of technical elastomer products in the non-tire rubber sector and is a specialist for rubber technology in the non-tire rubber sector. The division develops and produces functional parts, components and systems for the automotive industry and other important industries. ContiTech has a workforce of approximately 27,250 employees. In 2011, it achieved sales of approximately €3.6 billion.