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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Offset Rubber Blankets - Data-2


(Written by  N.R. Jayaraman)

Some useful data on Rubber Blankets for Offset Printing. No single source of information is available on the availability and varieties of  Rubber Blankets used on Offset Printing Presses. Therefore I have compiled the data to the best extent possible  so that it will benefit of  Students and others  in Printing appearing in interviews and exams.


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PHOENIX XTRA BLANKETS, Gmbh
( A group under ContiTech Elastomer-Beschichtungen GmbH )


In the mid-nineteenth century in Harburg near Hamburg, the Cohen brothers founded the firm of Phoenix. Initially Phoenix produced rubber shoes, but later established itself with tyres in the automobile industry. Its know-how in the rubber products industry led Phoenix to begin producing printing blankets, and there was soon great demand for its products from the world's printing industry.

Since 2005, Phoenix Xtra Blankets has been part of ContiTech Elastomer Coatings, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of printing blankets worldwide.

Some varieties of Rubber Blankets manufactured by Phoenix include the following:

1) Sapphire CARAT - Sapphire Blue /1.70 mm thickness /78° shore hardness / for high quality halftone printing and solid print
2) Tourmaline CARAT - Tourmaline Green/1.70 mm thickness /77° shore hardness / for excellent paper release and sheet fed Offset
3) Topaz CARAT - Topaz Blue /1.96 mm thickness /80° shore hardness / swell resistant sheet fed presses
4) Aquamarine CARAT - Aquamarine Blue /1.96 mm thickness /76° shore hardness / for packaging and Metal printing
5) Ruby CARAT - Ruby Red /1.70 mm thickness /78° shore hardness / for UV Offset printing
6) Red Crayon - Red Crayon Red /1.96 mm thickness /78° shore hardness / for UV and water based inks
7) Master Print - Master Print Green /1.96 mm thickness /78° shore hardness / for UV and water based inks
8) Tanzanite - Tanzanite Blue /1.96 mm thickness /80° shore hardness / for large format packaging printing
9) Solaris UV - Tanzanite Blue /1.96 mm thickness /80° shore hardness / for packaging printing with UV inks
10) Grand Crayon - Grand Crayon Blue /1.96 mm thickness /78° shore hardness / for UV and water based inks

Phoenix,

The Harburg borough of Hamburg
Germany
 Contact


FUJIKURA COMPOSITES EUROPE B. V , The Netherlands

With more than a half century of history in the manufacture of offset printing blankets, Fujikura Rubber, Ltd. continues to develop and produce unique products by utilizing the composite technology based on original rubberized fabric production techniques, consistent with rigorous R&D standards. Their complete range of compressible Fujikura FIT (Fujikura Interlink Technology) series of blankets covers all application areas in sheet and web offset.

Some varieties of Blankets supplied by them include the following:

1) FIT 10 - semi soft for high quality sheet fed machines
2) FIT 50 - semi hard for general sheet fed machines
3) FIT 70 -semi hard for general sheet fed machines and anti dust piling quality
4) FIT 100 -semi hard for UV inks
5) FIT UV- semi soft for UV inks
6) FIT Web -semi soft for Heat set inks
7) FIT News- semi soft for News Paper printing machines
8) FIT Form- semi soft for form printing machines
9) FIT Coat -Soft blankets Stripping Blankets
10) FIT Pat -Soft blankets Under packing Blankets

Most of the Blankets listed above are supplied in 79°, 80° shore hardness. They are supplied as 3 Ply blankets and blanket overall thicknesses varying from 1.68mm to 1.95 mm.

By clicking 'info id' below you can reach them :

Fujikura Ujikura Composites Europe B. V.
Binderij 7R, 1185ZH Amstelveen The Netherlands
Tel : +31 (6) 5516 3225
http://www.fujikuragraphics.com  
info@fujikuragraphics.com


 KINYO VIRGINIA INC, U.S.A

Kinyo printing blankets incorporate some of the industry’s most advanced rubber formulas and products resulting from their research and development programs. Surface finishes of the blankets are engineered to meet specific printing requirements. Their complete range of compressible Kinyo Virginia series of blankets covers all application areas in sheet and web offset.

Some varieties of Blankets supplied by them include the following:

1) S 7400 -Medium hard, Blue Colour for high Quality sheet fed presses
2) S 7690- Blue in Colour for sheet fed presses
3) S 3411 -Medium Blue in Colour for sheet fed presses
4) S 7620 -Red in Colour for Heat set and Cold set web presses
5) S 742 -Sky Blue in Colour for Heat set and Cold set web presses
6) MC 40 -Blue in Colour for Heat set and Cold set web presses
7) S 7660 - Blue in Colour for Heat set and Cold set web presses
8) NP02 -Teal in Colour for News Paper presses
9) NP03 -Dark Blue in Colour for News Paper presses
10) MC1200 -Violet in Colour for UV ink applications

Most of the Blankets listed above are supplied in 64°to 81° shore hardness. The blankets are supplied in thicknesses like 1.68 mm, 1.73 mm, 1.93 mm to 1.98 mm. For News Paper presses the thicknesses of blankets are 2.05 mm to 2.13 mm.

By clicking 'E mail' below you can reach them :

Kinyo Virginia Inc.

290 Enterprise Drive
Newport News, VA 23603 U.S.A.
Phone 757-888-2221
Fax 757-888-2314
E Mail


SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, JAPAN

Sumitomo Rubber group is a corporate group comprising of nearly 16 companies that include Dunlop, Goodyear etc. Their complete range of S-Priya series of blankets covers all application areas in sheet and web offset.

Some varieties of Blankets supplied by them include the following:

1) S-Priya Hyper Blue -for high ink transfer for light weight and low grade paper
2) S-Priya Blue and S-Priya Emerald - for higher quality halftone printing
2) S-Priya UV -for UV ink printing

Most of the Blankets listed above are supplied in 56°, 59°, 60° shore hardness. They are supplied in 3 ply to 4 ply thicknesses varying from 1.95 mm to 1.98 mm .

By clicking 'E mail' below you can reach them :

Sumitomo Rubber Industries,
3-6-9,
Wakinohama-cho,
Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi,
Hyogo 651-0072,
JAPAN
E Mail

 ...............to be continued

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