Almost Individual: Calendering (CT)
Calendering is a process whereby the mesh is placed between two steel rollers and reduced to a predetermined thickness. This process stabilizes the mesh, while at the same time acquires a smooth and uniform surface.
Calendared mesh offers a precisely defined ink deposit for each individual application. The smooth surface not only minimizes any differences in the thickness of the ink deposit from print to print and run to run but also squeegee wear.
Haver & Boecker supplies two different options of calendaring and also offers customized calendaring to meet the requirements of individual users.
The mesh is reduced to the extent that it is 20% less in thickness than double the diameter of a single wire: D = 2 x d x 0,8.
The mesh openings are not altere and the appearance becomes slightly shiny.
The mesh is reduced to a thickness up to 30% below double the diameter of a single wire:
D = 2 x d x 0,7.
This enables the maximum possible reduction in the thickness of the wire cloth without it being deformed. The mesh openings stay the same and the fabric appearance now resembles foil.