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Anilox Roller Applications


Label Printing

From bottle labels and barcodes, to type-and serial-number plates, we can provide an anilox roller solution that covers the full spectrum of the printing and finishing options you and your clients require. We also appreciate that optimal reproducibility is key to your operation, so our anilox rollers are designed to deliver homogeneous solid tones, smooth inking performance, soft natural gradations, and consistency across many different types of inks.

 

We also customize anilox rollers and sleeves with our tough ceramic coating to fit the precise needs of your machine - whether working with steel cylinders, aluminum sleeves, or other core material.

Flexible Packaging

As the demands of flexographic printing continue to evolve and advance, having a dependable anilox roller to help carry the workload is essential. As pioneers in the field of anilox rollers, Zecher products are created with the highest quality benchmarks in mind. This reduces setup times while also allowing you to quickly achieve - and consistently maintain - CMYK color balance across a wide range of substrates, including PE, PP, OPP, HDPE, LDPE, MDPE, PA/PE, COEX, PP-woven, aluminum composite, organic film and more.

 

As well, because we work with all the major press and print machinery manufacturers, we can also provide expert guidance in selecting the ideal anilox roller and doctor blade combination for your needs.

Offset

Whether you are creating packaging materials, brochures, catalogs, or large-area offset prints, our anilox rollers deliver excellent levels of finish across a massive array of applications ranging from homogenous surfaces up to those requiring multiple coatings. No matter what coating system you use, our anilox rollers consistently provide stable adhesion behavior under all types of operating conditions, time after time.

 

Our rollers are also ideal for use with dispersion, UV, blister coatings, and other various coatings thanks to special geometric properties integrated into the ceramic anilox. And, our gravure configurations help achieve homogeneous surfaces of up to 95 gloss units with virtually any coating or application, including those involving gold, silver, Iriodin, matte-gloss (drip-off), and more. We can also offer solutions for applying rewettable rubber coatings on top of your substrate finish. That’s the value that only Daetwyler expertise can deliver.

Coatings

In addition to printing applications, Zecher anilox rollers are suitable for use in lacquering, siliconizing, adhesives, hot-melt, and other coatings, all with a high level of processing reliability and excellent results.

Silicone

Silicone coatings are becoming increasingly popular in various branches of industry, thanks to their tolerance of high temperatures, resistance to chemicals and high separation efficiency. Our anilox roller solutions for the coating sector allow you to siliconize high-quality films, adhesive tapes and paper.

Hot-melt

Our ceramic hot-melt rollers have a significantly longer service life than steel or chrome cylinders. A system of partial gravure allows laser engraving to be limited to those areas that will subsequently be used for hot-melt purposes, thereby providing your anilox roller solution with good potential for resource savings.

Adhesive application

Adhesives enjoy widespread use in modern packaging technology, as well as playing an absolutely vital role in many other areas of application. Our anilox rollers allow you to apply adhesive cleanly in a way that ensures reliable reproduction.

Melamine-resin coating

Coating with melamine resin is used above all in the furniture and interior-design sectors to create smooth surfaces that are also resistant to fluids and scratching. Our anilox solutions let you take full advantage of the properties of this coating material.

PVDC coating

Coatings consisting of polyvinylidene chloride, or PVDC for short, are used use in the area of barrier films. Our anilox rollers, designed especially for this segment, can likewise help you to deliver top-quality performance for your resulting end-products. Their special qualities also allow you to benefit from a longer service life.

Corrugated Cardboard

The printing of corrugated cardboard has continued to develop considerably in recent years, in terms of both pre- and post-printing. In addition to traditional print jobs, those involving fine line definitions and increasing quality demands are now the order of the day. We can of course transfer our high standards from other areas of flexo printing, including those that involve large anilox rollers, and apply them to the printing of corrugated cardboard. Our widely renowned, top-quality anilox roller gravure can then be used on your behalf for anything from steel cylinders to CFRP sleeves.