New-Generation Sleeves from Flint Group Offer Superior Performance and Easy Sleeve Mounting
  • Base sleeve construction incorporates novel easy-mount technology
  • Easier handling with up to 25% weight reduction
  • Experience at Flint Group booth# 519 / FTA INFO*FLEX Exhibition

Arden, NC, April 10, 2018 – Flint Group introduces two new-generation sleeves - the rotec® Smart Sleeve and the rotec® High Performance Sleeve - now with new easy-mount technology incorporated into the base to increase the ease and speed of mounting sleeves on press.  This enhancement improves productivity and makes job changes on press faster and smoother.  The intermediate layer of the sleeves utilizes the newest in advanced polyurethane materials to allow for up to a 25% weight reduction and provides easier and safer handling of sleeves. The rotec® High Performance Sleeve has an additional barrier layer which provides superior dimensional stability. Both sleeves employ the same well-known and high-quality polyurethane outer layer proven in the rotec® Blue Light Sleeve, which exhibits excellent scratch and solvent resistance for a long-lasting, value-added product.

Flint Group continues to focus on innovative product solutions for its flexographic customers. Trends in flexo printing continue toward shorter print runs and more job changes, while printers aim to achieve better print quality with lower costs and improved health and safety. The new rotec® Smart Sleeve and rotec® High Performance Sleeve were developed with these challenges in mind, using new-generation polyurethane materials with a brand new weight-optimized construction and ground-breaking easy-mount technology. 

“Printers are finding that the rotec® High Performance Sleeve significantly reduces press bounce and allows them to print jobs faster than ever, sometimes up to 100%. This has been proven at several different press trials,” explains Bob Adler, Sales Director for the rotec® brand in North America. “In addition, the special construction of the barrier layer builds dimensional stability into the sleeve, so it performs better on more challenging jobs by holding tighter tolerances. ”

The rotec® Smart Sleeve and rotec® High Performance Sleeve are the next step in what is already a strong product line from Flint Group that works smarter to help customers achieve their target goals. Flint Group will demonstrate the new-generation rotec® sleeves at the upcoming FTA INFO*FLEX Exhibition May 7-8, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN, where Flint Group experts will be on hand to discuss your particular printing sleeve requirements.

Flint Group
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. Revenues for 2016 were € 2.3 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves. For more information, please visit .

rotec® is a registered trademark of Flint Group.

Source: Flint Group