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tesa Softprint® 52116 Steelmaster TP


tesa Softprint® 52116 STM TP is a double-coated foam tape, designed specifically for mounting photopolymer plates with a thickness of 1.14mm (0.045") or 1.70mm (0.067") in flexographic label printing. The medium foam makes this the ideal compromise in printing solids, line work and screen with only one foam hardness.

Features & Benefits

Foam properties

  • Highly compressible foam, with superior recovery behavior for excellent print quality
  • Long lsting recovery characteristic for extended and high speed print runs
  • Low thickness tolerances for quick print preparation and reduced waste

Adhesive properties

  • High bonding on open side to steel cylinder or sleeve to avoid plate movement
  • Sufficient bonding to plate to avoid edge lifting or plate movement
  • Non increasing, tailored bonding power for easy repositioning and especially for easy demounting of thinner plates
  • Very cohesive adhesive structure for demounting without adhesive residues

Additional properties

  • The structured PP-liner prevents the formation of air pockets when plate mounting
  • Purple color marking indicates the medium foam quality


Type of adhesive

Tackified acrylic

Type of liner




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Backing Material

PE foam with film lamination

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