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Ink repelling coating eliminates particle collection behind doctor blade.

SWED/CUT MICROKOTE II® | Performance Class Doctor Blades

MICROKOTE® II is our most popular ink repellent coating with the highest corrosion resistance of our alloyed based steel to achieve an amazing result in specialized coatings and ink applications. Significant defect reduction is reported when running UV, vinyl inks, or harsh coatings – 300% increase in life is also reported. MICROKOTE® II achieves great results for rotogravure and coating applications. It precisely meters for overall coatings and fine screens. You can expect superior results for flexible packaging, shrink sleeves, pharmaceutical packaging, tobacco, specialty inks, tints, and coatings.

FLXON SWEDCUT Data Bar MICROKOTE II MKII Best Coated Doctor Blade For Flexo Roto Gravure Printing

Ideal Applications

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


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


  • Prevents Particulate Sticking
  • Slower Even Wear
  • Defect Prevention
  • Reduced Cylinder Wear
  • No Break-in Time
  • Longer Wearing
  • Precise Metering of Specialized Inks & Coatings

Characteristics Compared to Standard Strip Steel

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


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

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Available Blade Edge Profiles

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

Microstructure Matters

The MICROKOTE II® combines corrosion resistant micro-refined chemistry with physical dimension and extended bevel to combat UV spitting and other similar print defects. It is a top performer for long running printing and coating applications requiring consistent and precise metering.

Compared to standard strip steel, the MICROKOTE II® 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, and allows you to run your blades longer.

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