The nature of the chemicals involved in UV applications is fundamentally different from that of the chemicals used in conventional ones. The alternating use of a printing blanket between conventional and UV applications poses a real challenge to chemical compatibility of rubber compounds. Trelleborg Printing Soluttions provides specific printing blankets for UV printing.
Printing blanket types
conventional blankets with NBR Compound. Can work with normal conventional paste ink
combi/Hybrid blankets with HNBR compound. Can work both with Conventional & UV Inks (70:30)
UV dedicated blankets for UV inks. The top rubber surface is EPDM coating
Among the wide choice of Trelleborg printing blankets, printers can choose the solution with a top face made with the EPDM formula compound, if the application uses only UV inks, or a combi blanket, if you use both conventional and UV inks.