Pleiger Plastics Company has been an innovative and leading manufacturer of high performance Plei-Tech® polyurethane screen printing squeegees since 1988 and is a member of the Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association International. Our Plei-Tech® compounds are custom formulated to achieve high solvent resistance and excellent abrasion resistance. This combination results in a squeegee blade that will better maintain its durometer when subjected to aggressive inks and solvents, show minimal swelling during the print run, and retain its sharp edge longer. This will allow for continued quality during the screen print run, thereby increasing productivity.
UV, Epoxy, Enamel, Vinyl, and other solvent based ink systems are extremely aggressive to squeegee blades. Inferior quality squeegees tend to: decrease in durometer, swell, and become dull at an accelerated rate due to their inability to resist the harsh solvents and abrasion against the stencil. Plei-Tech® squeegees are recommended because of their chemical resistance and exceptional abrasion resistance when exposed to aggressive ink systems. Pleiger Plastics Company currently manufactures a Plei-Tech® 22 and Plei-Tech® 15 (Vulkollan®) polyurethane screen printing squeegee.
Our Plei-Tech® 22 is excellent for most screen printing applications and is color coded for easy durometer reference by the printer. Standard durometers and colors for Plei-Tech® 22 are:
Plei-Tech® 22 exhibits very good solvent resistance and excellent abrasion resistance.
Our Plei-Tech® 15 (Vulkollan®) is manufactured for those aggressive screen printing applications that demand the superior performance of this premium product. Plei-Tech® 15 (Vulkollan®) is amber which will darken with age and exposure to UV and fluorescent light. Standard durometers for Plei-Tech® 15 are: 60A, 70A, 75A, 80A, 85A, and 90A.
Plei-Tech® 15 exhibits excellent solvent and abrasion resistance.
Plei-Tech® squeegees are available in a multitude of configurations and profiles designed to meet the exacting demands of your screen printing application. The correct selection of Plei-Tech® compound, configuration, and profile will result in the most cost effective solution for your screen printing production. Learn important information about squeegee maintenance and storage
For assistance in your screen printing squeegee selection, please contact Pleiger Plastics Company today, your Screen Printing Supplies Distributor.