BIRKAN Coating Form Cylinder Underpacking

Compressible underpacking tailored to your thickness needs

Varnishing blankets and plates are usually provided with flexible underpackings to achieve the required mounting height. Unfortunately, these have to be re-mounted each time the coating form is changed.

An underpacking for the coating form cylinder virtually eliminates this tiresome task because it can remain on the cylinder for long periods without any problems – usually at least six months. The time saving is considerable as only the varnishing blanket or plate is changed. What’s more, this innovative underpacking helps protect your coating forms and compensates any thickness differences. The quality of your varnishing result is visibly enhanced.

BIRKAN makes an underpacking that is carefully tailored to your individual application – all you have to do is tell us the required undercut and the thickness of your coating form, then choose between a self-adhesive or non-adhesive version. We take care of the rest – from our broad assortment of compressible blankets, underlay blankets and self-adhesive foils, we compose and laminate the optimum thickness.

Cross-section of coating form cylinder underpacking

At a glance

Application Range:
Inline coating
Compatibility with:
All varnishing blankets and plates • all mounting heights
Main features:
Simple handling • individual composition • protects the varnishing blanket • absorbs vibrations • reduces smash damage • extremely durable
Additional informations:
Uncoated version
  • Recommended if you work with coating forms with different thicknesses;
  • Clamped or inserted between the cylinder surface and the coating form like a conventional underpacking.
Self-adhesive version
  • Recommended if you always use the same coating form thickness;
  • Positioned once only and applied to the cylinder;
  • Optimal adhesion, yet peels off again easily at any time.
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