52117
tesa Softprint®
Soft Density

 

tesa® 52117 is a soft-density foam plate mounting tape designed for photopolymer plates in flexographic printing. It is equipped with a high bonding on the open side, sufficient bonding to plate, non increasing bonding power as well as a very cohesive adhesive structure. These characteristics help avoid plate movement and edge lifting while allowing an easy, residue-free demounting. Its foam characteristics include highly compressible foam, long-lasting recovery properties as well as low thickness tolerances.  This plate mounting tape is suitable for plates thicknesses from 45-67 mils.

Main Applications

● High bonding to open side
● Sufficient plate bonding
● Non increasing bonding power
● Very cohesive adhesive structure
● Red color coding
Product Composition
Backing
PE foam
Adhesive
Tackified acrylic
Liner
PP
Hardness
Soft
Technical Data
Metric
Imperial
Thickness
381 μm
15 mil

Characteristics

Product Line Foam Properties Adhesive properties
tesa®Softprint 52017 STM
Highly compressible foam, with superior recovery behavior for excellent print quality. Long lasting recovery characteristic for extended and high speed print runs. Low thickness tolerances for quick print preparation and reduced waste.
High bonding on open side to steel cylinder or sleeve to avoid plate movement. High bonding to plate to avoid edge lifting or plate movement. Non increasing bonding power for easy repositioning and especially for easy demounting of plate and tape.
tesa®Softprint 52117 STM - TP
Highly compressible foam, with superior recovery behavior for excellent print quality. Long lasting recovery characteristic for extended and high speed print runs. Low thickness tolerances for quick print preparation and reduced waste.
Secure bonding to sleeve / cylinder, with specially enhanced removal properties. Optimal bonding to plate to avoid edge lifting or plate movement, with residue-free removal.
tesa®Softprint 52817 SEC
Low thickness tolerance. Long lasting, constant recovery characteristics.
Low tack surface characteristics. Strong adhesion on both sides. Solvent resistance.
tesa®Softprint 53417 FE
Low thickness tolerance. Long lasting, constant recovery characteristics.
Low tack surface characteristics. Secure plate bonding with excellent resistance to edge lifting. Excellent tape bonding towards cylinder/sleeve side. Solvent resistance.

tesa® Softprint 380 µm/15 mil category

Print Motif X soft
Soft
Medium
Medium hard
Hard 15mil
Classic Product Design
Yellow
Red
Medium 1
Blue
Hard
tesa®Softprint
STM
tesa® 52018
tesa® 52017
tesa® 52016
tesa® 52015
tesa® 52014
tesa®Softprint
STM- TP
tesa® 52118
tesa® 52117
tesa® 52116
tesa® 52115
tesa® 52114
tesa®Softprint
SEC
tesa® 52818
tesa® 52817
tesa® 52816
tesa® 52815
tesa® 52814
Flex Product Design Extra Soft Soft Medium Medium-Hard Hard
Flex Product Design
tesa®Softprint FE
tesa® 53418
tesa® 53417
tesa® 53416
tesa® 53415
tesa® 53414

The tesa® Softprint Product Matrix

Lower Bonding
to Sleeve
Standard Bonding
to Sleeve
Higher Bonding
to Sleeve
Product Explanation
FE
FE-X[a]
  • Very low tack adhesive for fast plate mounting and demounting
  • Secure Bond
  • Excellent resistance to edge lifting
  • Works best in clean and standardized conditions
  • SEC-X
  • Low tack adhesive for fast plate mounting and demounting
  • Secure bond
  • Excellent resistance to edge lifting
  • Works best in clean and standardize conditions
  • SLM
    TP
    TP-X
  • Medium tack adhesive for reliable plate mounting
  • Secure bond
  • Excellent resistance to edge lifting especially under warm and high humidity conditions
  • Works under most conditions
  • STM
  • High tack adhesive for fast plate mounting and demounting
  • Secure Bond
  • Excellent resistance to edge lifting
  • Works even in unclean and cold conditions
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