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Kocher+Beck’s TecScreen hits the market

September 6, 2011

The new TecScreen rotary screen system features a wide range of meshes for both conventional and specialty screen applications. The company also offers peripheral equipment for assembly of the screens into cylinders.

TecScreen, the recently developed rotary screen system from Kocher+Beck, is now in full production and available on the narrow web market. The screens, manufactured in a wide range of meshes at the company’s headquarters in Pliezhausen, Germany, are of nickel-coated stainless steel in widths of up to 1,200 mm.

TecScreen is available from stock in common widths as rolls. Special roll dimensions and sheets are cut to size upon the request of the customer. For the formatting of sheets, a special technique is used, based on the precision production of K+B flexible dies and permitting tolerances of less than 0.01 mm. TecScreen grades cover all common printing tasks and are available for all machine types on the market.

The range of products includes wire cloth grades for the finest line and text work, which can be found in pharmaceutical labels as well as other areas. There are several grades with differing resolution and color application quantity for classic applications in screen printing, such as white background or decorative elements. Spot coating, the printing of relief varnishes, and the application of Braille printing and hazard symbols are enabled with coarser wire cloth grades.

Kocher+Beck also offers peripheral screen equipment for assembly of the rotary screen cylinders in-house by the converter. The product line includes adhesive, adhesive tape, screen filler, welding threads. dryer, washout box, welder terminal, and assembly tower. Construction of the assembly, from exposure to completed cylinder, takes about 30 minutes on average.