Strip Plate® originally hails from Germany where it was founded by Mr Nessmann himself in 1987, the inventor of the first polyester based varnishing plate on the market, as “Nessmann Strip Plate“. That was more than 30 years ago, long before many of the other manufacturers today started to become available into the market.
In 2015, Mr. Andre‘ Rabl purchased the intellectual rights, technology, production process & machines to continue with the manufacturing and sales from Austria.
At this time, Mr. Rabl rebranded the product name to Strip Plate® located in Schrems, Austria.
In homage of this influentual persona, it was decided to keep a tribute to Mr. Nessman in the current logo – the red Diamond emblazoned with the capital "N“.
In 2020, Strip Plate® saw the need & opportunity to expand into the Americas and elected to open a new office in the US which has sales and service responsibilities with exclusivity for North, Central and South America.
Our "Strip Plate®" name and portfolio of products, although sold successfully worldwide, are not necessarily a household name in the Americas. However, please do not let that concern you as our offerings are comparable, or in most cases - superior, to the current coating plate products in the market today.
On this point we would be willing to prove, as we are quite certain that we have a world class coating product portfolio for both direct or indirect applications, that will deliver exceptional performance versus other manufacturers and our main reason for initiating a presence in US.
A very unique positive feature of our polymer coating plates is that during the manufacturing process, we apply a “special“ surface layer that repels the build up of ink. This advantageous step will impede ink or debris from building up on the coating plate surface during the print run and sequentially, the reduced surface build up extends time between washes which translates into decreased downtime and production cost.
Another optimal key feature is the utilization of a polyester bottom carrier. The benefit of this layer is the coating plate has more dimensional stability than a conventional fabric backed blanket and will not stretch or distort. This stable surface allows the operator the ability to reuse the coating plate over and over again without deformation. Feedback acquired from the market reported that the life time of our coating plates can be up to +500,000 impressions with conventional inks & approximately +100,000 impressions with UV.
Our "Strip Plate®" bottom polyester carrier is developed to be sturdy yet flexible and more resistant from sheer under extreme methods when removing PVC / Rubber layers when stripping.
A final advantageous benefit between a polymer / polyester coating plate versus a rubber / fabric coating blanket is the consistent plate thickness will deliver a more consistent varnish film transfer between the plate & substrate and thus, better gloss results and savings on the overall varnish consumption as well.
Listed below are the countries which we are currently active in:
Additional key Features, Advantages & Benefits of Strip Plate® Coating Products:
Performance results are determined and influenced by the following of the recommended OEM preventive maintenance performed, correct set up and utilization of the machine & substrates introduced, as well as the agressiveness of the chemicals utilized in the production process.
We are aggressively searching for partners with logistics and sales capabilities to work cooperatively through our affiliate company in US to enable us to gain market share and increase our product visibility.
Strip Plate® Management