Eliminate common print defects like streaks, fog, and haze.
SWED/CUT MICROKOTE X® | Performance Class Doctor Blades
MICROKOTE® X combines our most popular ink repellent coating with the extreme wear resistance of our alloyed base M-FLEX® Plus steel to achieve extended life in long run applications. A significant print defect reduction is reported even when running specialized inks and coatings. MICROKOTE® X achieves great results for rotogravure coating and some challenging print applications. It precisely meters for overall coatings and fine screens. You can expect superior results for specialty inks, tints, coatings, lamination, and adhesives.
- Process: Flexo, Gravure, Coating
- Industry Segments: Wide Web & Narrow Web
- Coatings & Lamination
- Low Friction Coating
- Ink Repellent
- Tight Tolerances
- Super-refined Micro Carbide Steel
- Smaller, Denser, Even Carbide Distribution
- Prevents Particulate Sticking
- Slower Even Wear
- Tolerates Very High Speeds
- 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: +10 times smaller
- Carbides/mm∧2: +10 times more
- Friction Level: 10 times lower
- Corrosion Resistance: XXXX
- Life: XXX
Available Blade Edge Profiles
The MICROKOTE X® doctor blade is available in the following blade edge profiles.
The MICROKOTE X® 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 X® 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.