we use the latest computer controlled state of the art manufacturing facility to produce dura blade. Based on our extensive technical,product development and processing experience,
Total Screen has developed an innovative range of high
specification abrasion and chemical resistant
urethane squeegee blade products specifically for the
Screen Printing Industry.
Squeegee Blades are manufactured from a bespoke spun cast urethane formulation that exhibits exceptional chemical and abrasion resistance. Many of today's solvent based ink
systems are extremely aggressive to urethane elastomers resulting in swelling and reduced abrasion resistance.Total Screen has developed a hybrid cross-linked urethane formulation that is highly resistant to uv, epoxy, enamel, vinyl and other solvent based screen printing inks.
Why spun cast urethane?
Urethane sheet for Dura Squeegee blades is manufactured using a high speed centrifuge process.Spun cast urethane is a unique elastomeric material that bridges the gap between highly extensible rubber elastomers and low elongation rigid plastics.Although relatively light in weight, products made from spun cast urethane exhibit high mechanical toughness and chemical resistance compared to other rubber andplastic materials.
Our latest drum spinners, run at faster speeds to our competitors so we can eliminate more inperfection in the rubber. this leads to a better edge and a more consistant squeegee blade.we currently have drums up to 2.65mtrs but will soon have in place drums up to 3.7mtrs.these are ideal for all the large format multicolour printing machines on the market.
The first process in the manufacture of urethane sheet for Dura Squeegee blades is the metering,mixing and de-gassing of the base polymers. The precisely controlled urethane formulation combined
with Gforces generated within the spin casting process ensures inclusion free urethane with enhanced clarity and superior dimensional stability.
DURA SQUEEGEE BLADE
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