• Remove residues quickly.
Oil, lubricant, ink and tape residues should be removed as quickly as possible to maintain the sleeve’s surface.
• Use proper solutions for cleaning.
A solution of pure ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol or blends of up to 50/50 with water is recommended to properly clean sleeve/adapter outer surfaces.
• Never use harsh solvents.
Never use ester, hydrocarbon, or ketone based solvents as they negatively affect the surface properties of the sleeve/bridge.
•Avoid acids, bases and salts.
Never treat sleeves/adapters with acids, alkaline solutions, or salt solutions that could damage the surface.
• Allow adequate time for drying.
For proper adhesion of mounting tapes, allow sleeves/adapters to dry completely after cleaning.
• Use caution with sharp objects.
Avoid heavy cutting to reduce cut marks leading to print defects. Use a sharp knife with light pressure to avoid significant damage. Soft pads should be used when cleaning surfaces.
• Do not pull out loosened glass fiber.
Glass fiber filaments that become loosened from the inner base can be ground off, but should never be pulled out.
• Use same lot for consistency.
Sleeves with the same lot number should be used to maximize consistency in multicolor print runs.
• Do not stack sleeves on top of each other.
Sleeves/adapters should not be stacked on top of each other.
• Secure upright during storage.
Sleeves/adapters stored upright must be secured to prevent them from toppling over. Constant horizontal weight loads and stress may affect the TIR (Total Indicated Runout) of sleeves/adapters.
• Store at 68-70° F and 50% humidity.
High air humidity at higher temperatures (tropical climates) affects the service life of the sleeves/adapters. Specified outer diameter is valid only at the storage temperature of 68-70° F (20-21° C) and 50% relative humidity.