new anilox technology
Harper Corporation of America, based in Charlotte, NC, USA, has announced that it will introduce the XLT (Xtreme Laser Technology) anilox and coating roll system in the second half of 2005.
The company has been working on the XLT process for three years, according to Art Ehrenberg, vice president of manufacturing operations. Ten laser specialists explored methods to develop an anilox roll surface that would allow a single line screen to be used on both solids and fine process work. “Tests have accomplished extremely clean high line-screen counts, with cell cavities even smoother than the firm’s Platinum laser anilox,” he says. “The parabolic cell configuration, more pronounced with the XLT technology, also provides steeper wall angles, which enhance the life expectancy, and offer a higher ink-capacity-to-wear ratio than that of conical cell profiles.”