Daetwyler Swisstec is our doctor Blade supplier for the Gravure and Flexo Printing.

Due to continuous research and development work, Swisstec is successfully maintaining its leading market position and is constantly expanding.

MDC Doctor Blades are worldwide recognized for its high quality. Our comprehensive range of products of coated, uncoated blades and the variety of the tips configuration, allows us to be flexible and adapt to customer demands.

We provide experience with to achieve the best effectivity of printing in customer site by offering high precision and technical assistance.

We introduced the concept of longlife coated blades to the market; our capacity to analyze trends and demands allows us to continue innovating and lead as referents in the graphic industry.

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OUR DOCTOR BLADES

LONGLIFE

  • An all-rounder for every printing application
  • Very high service life in continuous printing
  • Reduces drag outs, streaks and hazing in gravure printing

IBOSTAR

  • Alternative product to the LONGLIFE for mid runs
  • Entry product for coated blades
  • Short run-in period thanks to soft coating
  • Superb for sharp transitions
  • Reduces hazing and streaks
  • Corrosion protection

GOLD

  • Perfect performance at all contact angles
  • No start-up time due to the technically advanced lamella profile
  • Reduces defects in the entire print run
  • Precise ink metering
  • Corrosion protection

SOFT

  • Our proven flexo printing product worldwide
  • Solvents and water-based inks are the product’s area of application
  • Surfaces are protected thanks to the soft coating
  • Reduces score lines on the ceramic roller
  • Corrosion protection

STANDARD

  • High quality European steel
  • The specially polished blade guarantees smooth and sharp doctoring
  • Available in all configurations

ULTRALIFE

  • An excellent doctor blade from the LONGLIFE family
  • Thanks to the slightly softer coating for fine texts
  • Gentle on the cylinder surface at high running performance
  • The tobacco industry is the main area of application
  • For printing barcodes and structured texts

GOLDSTAR

  • High reliability due to the very hard base coating
  • Extremely high service life with solvent-based inks
  • Very gentle on anilox roller thanks to additional soft coating
  • Suitable for very abrasive inks and lacquers
  • Consistently high print quality and short running-in period
  • Corrosion protection

OPTILIFE

  • Further development of the bestseller LONGLIFE
  • The main application is in the solvent-based ink sector
  • No streaking and no hazing in the starting phase
  • Easy on chrome for higher cylinder running times
  • Very fast running-in period and long service life
  • Can also be used for lamination applications

STAINLESS

  • Corrosion resistant
  • Especially suitable for water based inks, lacquers and other substrates with high pH values
  • Increased service life compared to standard blades

BLUESTAR

  • Alternative to standard steel for flexographic and gravure printing
  • The material is also heat-treated
  • Universal blade for all applications

TIP CONFIGURATIONS

LAMELLA

  • Constant lamellar thickness allows even doctoring of the chrome cylinder
  • Tonal values maintained during the wear process
  • Burr-free, specially polished laminated contact zone allows streak-free printing

FLEXOLIFE

  • Specially designed for high speed applications with the best possible print results
  • Low blade wear
  • Fewer machine downtimes
  • Less ink spitting
  • Optimized colour output and less wear of anilox rollers

BEVEL

  • Increased stiffness – less blade wear
  • Available in various bevel configuration (see product)
  • Narrow contact zone allows for clean, sharp doctoring

MULTIBLADE

  • 3°-Multiblade, greater stability, lower bending at high pressure
  • Narrow blade contact zone reduces hazing

ONE-STEP

  • Reduces or eliminates ink spitting
  • Improved stability through increased material thickness
  • Suitable for high-viscosity inks
  • Thinner blade allows for clean and constant doctoring

Please ask our sales expert for more information.