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Sealing Plate Edges Against Ink Penetration

3M™ Flexographic Plate Mounting Systems
3M™ Flexographic Plate Mounting Systems
To seal plate edges against ink and solvent penetration, 3M™ Vinyl Tape 471 applies easily, bonding on contact and conforming over the plate edge.
3M™ Vinyl Tape 471 and 4712 are a conformable colored (9 colors plus transparent) tapes made from vinyl backing with rubber adhesive. They are ideal for many lane and safety markings, color coding, abrasion protection, masking, sealing, splicing and other general purpose applications.

3M vinyl tape 4712 is a linered version of 3M vinyl tape 471 that may be used for die cutting or large area applications.

Best results are attained when: applied to a clean, dry surface at temperatures between 60° to 85°F (16° to 27°C).

Note: While 3M tapes 471 and 4712 resist many common solvents, they should not be exposed to ketones, chlorinated hydrocarbons and esters found in lacquer thinner, degreasers, paint strippers, etc., which may cause the backing to swell or curl.
  • Excellent for many lane and safety marking applications. When used with an applicator like the M-77 dispenser, 3M™ Vinyl Tape 471 can be quickly applied to define storage and safety areas.
  • The fact that 3M tape 471 tape is quickly and cleanly removed in most cases makes it a faster, more versatile and less costly option than painting. Using tape for lane marking instead of painting also eliminates the need to ventilate paint solvents from an open area.
  • Because they have low leachable halogens and sulfur, 3M™ Vinyl Tapes 471 and 4712 can be used in corrosion sensitive applications like the nuclear and stainless steel industries.
  • Printed 3M tape 4712 can extend the range of 3M tape 471 for color coding by allowing multiple colors or identification on one tape.
  • 3M tapes 471 and 4712 stretch to seal canisters and other storage containers that require a tight seal.
  • Vivid colors of the tapes make them ideal for color, coding and decorating.
  • Pigmented backings maintain their vivid colors even when exposed to heavy abrasion.
  • Can be sold to Commercial Item Description A-A-1689 Type I & II
  • Conformability and dead stretch properties are ideal for taping, wrapping or sealing many curved, convex, or irregular surfaces.
  • Rubber adhesive provides good adhesion to many surfaces for easier application and excellent holding strength.
  • Sharp colors for color coding or marking systems, draw attention and help enhance plant safety.
  • Clean removal from many surfaces which helps reduce clean-up and labor costs.
  • Good solvent resistance and abrasion resistant and longer potential for application protection and longer product life.
  • 3M™ Vinyl Tape 4712 can be printed using the thermal printing process.
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