Doctor Blades: Materials, tips, coatings
Our Doctor Blades are configurable from the base material to the type of tip, producing a range of products suitable for a wide range of applications.
Our Standard blade is produced from high-grade carbon steel. As the carbon percentage content rises, steel has the ability to become harder and stronger through heat treating.
Stainless steel is an alloy made from combining chromium and iron. It has a very popular property of anti-corrosiveness which means that it doesn’t rust, stain, or corrode easily compared to other metals.
Blades such as Bluestar are made from high-grade carbon blue steel. The bluing occurs when tempering, a process of heat treating, which when applied to iron-based alloys is used to reduce brittleness and increase toughness.
Durable plastics have proved to be an excellent choice of material for retainment blades in the flexographic process.
Visit our doctor blades page to view our full range of coatings.