Squeegees for screen printing

Our Know-how

Conception

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For the conception of our screen printing squeegees, FIMOR‘s technicians and chemists have selected the most efficient raw materials from leading European suppliers, and the most environment friendly.

The company has a long history of contribution to the industries in which it is active and specially in the field of screen printing. FIMOR‘s team has decades of cumulated experience in this market and the company is a continuous member of several key international organizations such as :

Alex Zuckerman is a past chairman of the ASPT. Today, he is still an active member of the academy. He also was the vice-president of the ESMA until 2001.

Manuel Zuckerman is the ESMA treasurer for several years now.

Manufacture

Why does FIMOR use polyurethane in the manufacture of screen printing squeegees ?

  • For its chemical resistance : It resists aggressive inks and solvents. Polyurethane materials are often used in protective varnishes.
  • For its abrasion resistance : It resists wear across the screen mesh. Polyurethane is used for industrial wheels and conveyor fittings.
  • For its elastic properties : It maintains its dynamic elastic properties on the printing press. Polyurethane is used in automotive shock absorbers.

Polyurethane squeegees are made by casting, either by centrifuge or in individual flat sheet moldsFIMOR only uses centrifuge casting

THE SERILOR® QUALITY

The serilor®SR, HR, LC and all FIMOR‘s compounds have been developed to offer both exceptional abrasion and chemical resistance to aggressive solvents or oils. FIMORis specialized in advanced multi-layer lamination to combine benefits of low hardness PU (flexibility) and high hardness PU (tear and abrasion resistant).

FIMOR‘s chemists have selected raw materials with European origin that conform to RoHS and REACHspecifications. As part of the company’s commitment to ISO 14001FIMOR uses material that combines the best performance with the lowest impact on the environment, and regularly benchmark this impact and improve its manufacturing techniques.

Centrifuge cast : Liquid urethane is poured into a heated cylindrical drum which utilizes centrifugal force, spreading the liquid evenly across the drum, forcing air bubbles out, and creating a band of urethane which is cut into flat strips after setting and curing. With this method, FIMOR can provide consistency and quality in larger batches.

Process:

  • Casting of a cylinder (or sometimes directly a flat sheet)
  • Cutting of the cylinder (urethane band) into a sheet
  • Cutting the sheet into individual blades: a critical aspect of the process then into smaller blades, if required