Optimism for growth in demand for doctor blades in India

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“The MDC blades from Daetwyler SwissTec are recommended to combat score lines and the MDC blades have been proven to successfully reduce or eliminate UV spitting,” said Fabrizio Fezzuoglio, technical sales manager at Daetwyler SwissTec. “As the doctor blade chambers age, wear and tear by bending and twisting causes some form of distortion to the holder itself. Because of this alteration, the holders may not line up parallel, and the operator may put extra pressure on the assembly to try to compensate. Typically, the blade that touches the anilox first must deflect in order for the doctor blade to make contact with the anilox roller. It is important that the doctor blade extension is completely seated or resting against the stops in the holder and that all blades touch the roller simultaneously,” Fezzuoglio added.

“MDC blades have been developed to deal with these issues and minimize scoring. This is a nickel-coated blade for solvent and water-based inks, available in widths from 8.5 to 80.0 mm, and five thicknesses from 0.150 to 0.500 mm,” he added. The Indian plant and operations are running very well and there is increased demand in the market said Fezzuoglio. “We are very optimistic of our growth in the region,” he said. The Daetwyler Swisstec plant in India was set up in 2009 in Pirangut, Pune and is spread over 6,500 square metres. The plant is equipped to manufacture MDC doctor blades conforming to the highest Swiss standards. After Switzerland, the USA and China, this is the fourth manufacturing plant of Daetwyler Swisstec.

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