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Durobor, a Belgian supplier of glasses for the drinks industry, is using MacDermid Autotype Capillex films for large, high-quality print runs.

The screen-printing process enables eight colours to be applied, with dishwasher-proof quality.

Durobor glasses are used by a variety of sectors, including retail, tourism and interior decoration.

According to technical development manager Alain Thiebaut, the company is able to print up to eight colours on glass, with 20- to 150-micron-thick enamel deposits and to achieve runs reaching 30,000 units.

The challenge facing Durobor is maintaining quality while reducing the time required to design, manufacture and print.

Materials and equipment play an important part in helping the company find a balance between the constraints of constant quality and high output rates.

A new oven for manufacturing toughened safety glass is now being used to apply a specific treatment for heating glass and then cooling it rapidly to increase its shock resistance, making it ideal for intensive use in the catering and industrial sectors.

From the decoration point of view, Durobor has been using MacDermid Autotype Capillex films for making printing screens.

MacDermid Autotype Capillex films have been formulated for fine mesh counts and line printing.

Their controlled-profile technology ensures a low stencil profile and optimised Rz and reduces the area not covered by ink.

MacDermid Autotype

MacDermid Autotype is a world-leading industrial manufacturer of coated films and blended liquids for use in the printing, automotive and electronics industries. Founded in 1868, Autotype draws from its wealth of history embracing leading-edge technology combined with exceptional applications to help support its customers to succeed.

For over 140 years we have been leading innovators of high-quality precision coated films. Our product ranges include overlay films for membrane touch switches, stencil products and cleaning chemicals for screen printing, products for film insert moulding (FIM/IMD) and graphic display films.

Our extensive expertise in precision coating technology enables us to transform and enhance the performance of films for many high-tech and demanding applications.

We are committed to supplying products that meet our customers' exacting designs and application requirements, manufactured to standards ensuring a consistency of performance that meets their full requirements.

Operating from global locations — England, Chicago, Singapore and Shanghai — enables us to maintain worldwide coverage through experienced and dedicated sales personnel, responding in real time to the changing needs of local markets.

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