Into a Fully Automated Future
We still enjoy reading the paper: in 2005, 439 million people around the world bought a newspaper each day. Moreover, the total number of daily readers is estimated at more than 1 billion. Around the world, daily newspapers are predominantly produced using the coldset offset printing process.
The performance of offset printimg presses remains impressive – depending on the type of system, more than 100,000 newspapers can be produced hourly. In this high-speed production process, heavy paper rolls rotate at print speeds of up to 1000 meters per minute. More color, better paper quality, and especially the increase in standardization, and with it profitability, are the most important trends in newspaper printing.
tesa EasySplice® Newsprint Technology
This, in turn, points to the trend towards higher levels of automation, shorter changeover times, and reduction of waste, such as that caused by web breaks during splicing. With the development of its EasySplice® line, tesa has set standards worldwide for the efficient, fast, and secure performance of flying splices during roll changes in newspaper printing.
The new generation of tesa EasySplice® products also lives up to the highest quality expectations. New and improved adhesive masses enable increased initial tack and reliable adhesion on most qualities of paper, even if prepared paper webs are stored for longer periods. This means a considerable reduction in wastage rates.
“Less is more” is also the motto of the new tesa EasySplice® Newsprint technology, which cuts splice preparation times by two-thirds – and with markedly greater protection against web breaks. And, because these processes are increasingly executed automatically by machines, tesa also offers double- sided special tapes that represent a new technology for fully automated splice preparation. Innovation paired with first class quality, developed in close cooperation with equipment manufacturers. The benefit: simpler, extremely safe production processes that ensure greater efficiency and higher value creation.