Flint Group Introduces dayGraphica 4600 Heatset Blanket that Maintains Gauge, Resists Smashes
PLYMOUTH, MI—December 12, 2014—The newly launched dayGraphica 4600 heatset blanket addresses three main challenges that directly affect press uptime: gauge loss, smashes and blanket memory that limit blanket life and performance.
“Flint Group’s technology team addressed all three concerns,” said Bill Branson, Flint Group’s business director – North American Blankets. “The effort involved substantial research, development and testing, and resulted in the new dayGraphica 4600 heatset blanket.”
The key, says Joe Byers, global vice president, technology - Transfer Media Division, was designing three new elements and combining them into one product. “Built with a re-engineered carcass design, compressible layer and face rubber compound formulation, the dayGraphica 4600 heatset blanket significantly decreases the frequency and severity of the major blanket challenges in today’s press rooms.”
“For offset web printers,” noted Branson, “the longer blanket life translates to a notable increase in press uptime due to fewer blanket changes. This saves valuable time and cost.”
About Flint Group
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications.
With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 6600 people. Revenues for 2013 were € 2.2 billion (US $2.9 billion). On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.
Source: Flint Group.