Gravure Pad Cylinders and Sleeves
Sandon Global are market leaders in producing gravure cylinders to attain an accurate ‘first time right’ coat weights. We do this through our specialised dry coat weight predictor called ‘COCAL.’
In this market sector it is crucial to achieve a specific dry coat weight (g/m²) on varying substrates. Engravings can be modelled to suit the requirement of the coating material being applied after consultation with our technical team. The ability therefore of ‘COCAL’ to accurately calculate the specification of a gravure cylinder that will result in attaining specific coat weights is critical. We therefore supply our customers who desire precise coat weights with a ‘COCAL’ data application sheet.’ The sheet provides a series of questions that when answered in full will furnish Sandon Global with the necessary information to determine the accurate volume (cm³/m²) for the gravure cylinder using a defined mathematical ‘COCAL’ formula. Due to our wealth of experience at laser engraving ceramic we will then evaluate upon a full gravure specification to give our customer the best engraving solution for their needs. In many cases a HVS, Trihelical, HVP or conventional 60°style engraving will be used for applying the coat weight due to their cell characteristics.
We have experience with many companies who have made major savings by utilising the Sandon Global predictive ‘COCAL’ calculator far reducing their annual spend on inks etc. Achieving the correct dry coat weight (g/m²) time after time not only improves our customers product efficiency and performance but enhances print quality and ultimately improves profitability.
Please take a look at the anilox engraving section of our website for more information on these anilox.