If the wrong thickness of mounting tape is used, this can result in ruined production runs. Below is a quick conversion guide, & the correct platemount/cushionmount tapes for the thickness required to mount your printing "blocks" / plates.
Platemount & Cushionmount tape thickness's are generally referred by - thou (thousands of an inch). With the metric system being in place for decades, as time progresses more people & companies need to know what Flexographic - Flexo Mounting tape thickness's are in millimetres (mm) converted over from thou (thousands of an inch).
Below is our guide of the most common Flexo Mounting tape thickness's converted from thou to mm.
We also have listed next to the thickness our platemount tapes & cushiomount tapes available from Tesa & 3M
5thou = 0.127mm - Tesa 52310 Plate Mount Tape, 3M 2205 Plate Mount Tape
8thou = 0.2032mm - Tesa 52320
10thou = 0.254mm - 3M 447dl
15thou = 0.381mm - Tesa 52330, 3M 411 Mounting Tape 3M E1015 Cushion Mount Tape
40thou = 1.016mm - 3M E1040 Cushion Mounting Tape
60thou = 1.524mm - Tesa 52060 Cushion Mount tape, 3M E1060
We supply Tesa, 3M, Nitto & Venture Platemounting, Splicing & Cushionmounting Tapes Australia Wide