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MICROKOTE® G

Excellent performance for sensitive, high-line startups. 

SWED/CUT MICROKOTE® G Doctor Blade

MICROKOTE® G is our most popular coated blade material that combines a micro-refined repellent coating applied to the high-density M-FLEX® series of carbon steel lowering blade-to-cylinder friction. The result is a blade and tip that achieve precise ink metering while preventing particulate from sticking – blade tip remains cool for extended runs. Ultimately this helps to eliminate print defects like haze, streaks, and drag-outs.

MICROKOTE® G is ideal for rotogravure and coating applications in precise metering for solids, line work, screens, vignettes, and general process. It also has superior results for flexible, tobacco, shrink sleeves, and  pharmaceutical packaging at increasing speeds.

Ideal Applications

  • Process: Flexo, Gravure, and Coating
  • Industry Segments: Wide Web and Narrow Web
  • Coatings & Lamination

Features

  • Low Friction Coating
  • Ink Repellent
  • Tight Tolerances
  • Micro-refined Stainless Base Steel
  • Smaller, Denser, Even Carbide Distribution

Benefits

  • Prevents Particulate Sticking
  • Slower Even Wear
  • Defect Prevention
  • Increased Speeds
  • Reduced Cylinder Wear
  • No Break-in Time
  • Longer Wearing
  • Precise Metering

Characteristics Compared

To Standard Steel

  • Coated Single-Sourced Steel
  • Carbide Sizes: 6 times smaller
  • Carbides/mm∧2: 7.5 times more
  • Friction Level: 5 times lower
  • Corrosion Resistance: XX
  • Life: XXX

Dimensions

We offer a full range of sizes specially designed to meet the needs of your pressroom. Contact a FLXON representative to learn more.

Available Blade Edge Profiles

The MICROKOTE®  G doctor blade is available in the following blade edge profiles.

 

Microstructure Matters

Compared to standard strip steel, the MICROKOTE® G doctor blade’s microstructure is defined by it’s small and evenly distributed carbide particulate which assures slow and even edge wear, low friction, and smooth ink film formation.  For you that means a higher quality doctor blade that reduces the likelihood of common print defects, reduces wear to your anilox rolls or cylinders, and allows you to run your blades longer.

STANDARD STRIP STEEL DOCTOR BLADE
SWED/CUT MICROKOTE® G DOCTOR BLADE

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