As one of the oldest printing processes in the world, screen printing has stood the test of time because it is fast, controllable, measurable and consistent. When you think of screen printing, squeegees may not be the first piece of equipment to come to mind, but it is an essential piece of the process and without it you would not be able to screen print at all.
A squeegees main purpose is to transfer ink through a stencil onto a substrate, be it an electronic device, bottle container or a textile. In today’s rapidly changing global market, there are more screen printing applications being developed, which require a higher quality squeegee blade to meet their demands, Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation based in Retford, England, will be launching the all new Unitex® Exar
screen printing squeegee at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2019
in Munich, Germany.
Developed by Trelleborg’s technical team, the new squeegee provides excellent screen printing performance and quality. It is made from a high-grade Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) polyurethane and is designed to provide exceptional abrasion resistance, ensuring consistent sharp image quality over long print runs. Independent tests showed a 33% improvement in abrasion loss against a standard MDI polyurethane, which translates to longer screen printing cycles. This will provide a significant cost and time savings as the blade does not need to be changed as often.
Andrew Williams, Technical Development Engineer at Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation says: “By taking advantage of the latest developments in polyurethane technology, we are able to offer our customers a vastly superior squeegee, both in terms of printing performance and longevity. In addition, the feedback we have had from screen printers using Unitex® Exar
has been excellent with outstanding reproduction and extended squeegee life.”
, is resistant to degradation by commonly used inks, solvents and monomers used in modern printing processes and works exceptionally well on all industrial screen printing as well as decorative printing; such as textiles, graphics, bottles and containers.
Terry Cooper, Managing Director at Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation says: “We are very excited to officially launch Unitex® Exar
at FESPA 2019! The exhibition provides an ideal platform to demonstrate the solution’s performance benefits to a knowledgeable and demanding international audience.
is the perfect addition to our market-leading Unitex® squeegee range joining Unitex® Ulon HP and Unitex® Marathon, which already have a reputation for providing industry-leading performance and exceptional quality. Our squeegees are available in a wide range of hardness levels, compounds, shapes and profiles. As part of an ongoing development program, Unitex® remains at the forefront in squeegee technology.”
The entire range of Unitex® squeegees are available worldwide through Trelleborg’s experienced sales team and distributor partners. For additional information on Trelleborg’s Unitex® Exar
and the complete range of Unitex squeegees, stop by stand A6-B51 in Hall 6 to speak with industry experts or contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org