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Flint Group launches more durable web offset blankets

Mar 3, 2010 12:00 AM


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Innovative DuraBond technology is the building block of Flint Group’s (Plymouth, MI) new coldset and heatset metalback blankets.

The proprietary new blanket carcass bonding technology is engineered to resist delamination, face chipping and adverse effects of pressroom chemicals, resulting in greater durability and longer blanket life. In the pressroom, this means better performance, greater ease of use and more impressions than typical metalback blankets.

In addition to DuraBond technology, Flint Group’s new metalback blankets offer precise web feed and power transfer properties; a compressible layer providing consistent performance and durability; and an improved rubber surface layer.

The newly launched dayGraphica metalback blankets include:

  • MB Newsprinter 8189 for Satellite newspaper presses.
  • MB Newsprinter 8190 for blanket-to-blanket newspaper presses.
  • MB Newsprinter 8193 for single-around newspaper presses.
  • QC 3192 and QC 3193 for commercial heatset presses.
“Through extensive research and development, Flint Group’s DuraBond technology has been highly engineered to provide our customers with the industry’s most durable and best performing metalback blankets,” says Bob Andrew, business director, Global Metalback Blanket, Flint Group. “Longer blanket performance life results in less
blanket-related downtime which provides our customers improved productivity.”