BIRKAN Metal 2

For high quality two-piece can printing

BIRKAN Metal 2 has been especially designed for use on all popular two-piece can decorators.

The blanket‘s micro ground nitrile surface is suitable for varnish free polyester inks. It gives minimal dot gain, dense even solids and reverse line detail at all operating speeds. In combination with the micro sphere compressible layer, the surface also provides increased durability and eliminates surface swelling.

Its high shear strength adhesive coating allows for repeat runs with a quick and easy drum preparation. The precoated adhesive gives total blanket stability, allowing speeds of more than 2,000 cpm.

BIRKAN Metal 2 incorporates a high release, low density polythene (LDPE) backing. The LDPE backing prevents the creasing phenomenon sometimes associated with sticky backed blankets; whilst the release coating ensures trouble free removal.

Blanket BIRKAN Metal 2

At a glance

Application Range:
Metal Printing • two-piece metal decoration • high speeds
Compatibility with:
Varnish free polyester inks
Main features:
Minimal dot gain • fine reverse line detail • excellent smash recovery • no surface swelling • easy drum preparation • minimized risk of adhesive residue • high blanket stability • high durability
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Technical Data:
Ref. No. 010854
Thickness 1.95 mm
Colour turquoise
Construction 3-ply, compressible, adhesive backed
Surface Nitrile polysulphide rubber blend, micro-ground, 1.0 µm (Ra)
Micro Hardness 70° Shore A
Compressibility 0.15mm @ 1060 kPa
0.26mm @ 2060 kPa