Innovation from tradition
Over 290 years of success
Retain the good things from tradition and create the new from our own strength. With this ideal, Böttcher has developed for more than 290 years, today still a private company, which has expanded and established itself on the world market. Guarantors of our success are over 2,000 employees, who pursue two goals with equal dedication. First, we want to completely understand the subject with which we are occupied, and secondly, everything we do has to directly contribute to the benefit of our customers.
Between these poles, a dynamic process is developing, which means never stagnating, but rising again and again to new challenges. We approach these tasks with all our energy, to create the future. From our unique tradition comes the commitment and sense of responsibility we place behind everything we do.
247 customer consultants serve worldwide more than
80.000 customers in over 80 countires
34 by OEM certified Böttcher cleaning agents
Böttcher supplies 70% of all rollers for the original equipment of printing presses worldwide
Böttcher is the leading manufacturer of special compounds
Company Represantatives not found
Raw Material ProductionQuality and compilance from start to finish
As the worlds largest producer of elastomer roller coverings, Böttcher has developed materials for nearly all process steps in packaging material production materials that are designed to meet the specific requirements and conditions of every single application. Whether you produce board, plastic film or aluminum foil, Böttcher helps you at every step, from raw material production to printing, finishing, laminating and folding toembossing, wrapping and slitting or die-cutting. When you pick up a tray of cat food, youre not likely to think about the extreme conditions under which the aluminum foil its main component was produced. High temperatures, chemically aggressive acid and alkaline solutions and high pressures are a part of everyday life in the production of tinplate and aluminum foil. The surfaces of take-off, squeegee and other types of rollers must be equipped to withstand these influences in order to function reliably day after day. High mechanical and chemical resistance Short operating intervals are the consequence, with correspondingly high costs for maintenance and replacement parts. The mechanical and chemical resistance of rubber and polyurethane coverings made by Böttcher extend roller and cylinder service life and thus machine availability as well. In a highly competitive business environment, these are measurable advantages from which you can profit as well. Plastic film, which is often just a few microns thick, naturally requires very special treatment during production. Even the smallest change in process parameters can have a negative impact on product quality. Defined and consistent surface characteristics are crucial to many processes and applications: durable yet not damaging to the material, smooth but with good grip, structured or anti-adhesive the surface fi nishing of elastomer rollers is an art and science in itself. Felix Böttcher offers materials and finishes for all types of foil and film more than just a pretty (sur)face! Since roller weight and inertia are important factors in an increasing number of applications, Böttcher has also specialized in the processing of lightweight rollers with cores made of aluminum and fi ber-reinforced composite materials.
PrintingThe face of the product
Leading printing press manufacturers all over the world have relied on the quality and innovative power of Böttcher products for years, across the whole range of printing processes. Böttcher rollers and sleeves help printers get the most out of their presses in offset, gravure and flexographic printing applications. Quality of its own design Every rubber or polyurethane covering comes from the same development laboratories as our washes, founts and other products. Our rubber compounds are produced in one of the most modern rubber mixing plants in Europe. All production plants in the Böttcher Group are supplied with rubber from this central source, ensuring that our customers all over the world receive the same high quality, every time they place an order. Coordinated products Whether your business is digital proofing or prototyping or printing on offset, gravure or flexographic presses, whether your inks and coatings dry conventionally or by UV-curing, are water- or solvent-based, transfer with our without electrostatic support systems, Böttcher offers you not only the right covering material, but also the appropriate cleaning and maintenance supplies as well as a broad range of printing blankets and coating plates. Special coatings ProColora ink rollers and GoldenPearl vibrators prevent any ingress of ink components into the rollers and are much easier to clean than conventional roller coverings, significantly reducing make-ready times. They also help you print saleable copy more rapidly, minimize start-up waste and help with conformance to ISO 12674.
ConvertingWinding, slitting, laminating, folding, bonding
After printing, many packaging products undergo a number of additional processing steps to form and finish the packaging unit before it is filled. From varnishing to laminating, winding, slitting, die-cutting and embossing special Böttcher products are used on a wide variety of converting equipment. Developed in response to the specific requirements of each processing step, these products are designed to maximise quality while minimizing wear and tear and with that the longevity of the product. Best mechanical properties The mechanical properties of the roller covering are the decisive parameters in this respect. In addition to abrasion and cut resistance, the electrical properties of the roller covering may also be important. Defined conductivity helps prevent the build-up of static charges and avoid the processing problems they may cause. High malleability and elasticity help prevent edge marking and thus extend service life. At the same time, precisely engineered surface structures provide the grip needed to ensure constant, controllable tensileforces. Finally, good resistance to light and ozone are also important properties which prevent the covering from gradual glazing and loss of performance. Böttcher Service From the smallest roll to rollers and cylinders of 10 m in length, in our specialized factories your rollers are expertly covered and mechanically overhauled. In many cases, we also pick up your rollers and sleeves with our fleet of service vehicles and return them after re-covering. Both our local customer service and support teams and our central group of application engineers are available to assist you on site if you have questions about the process or the interaction between the various materials. Our foremost objective is to help you achieve the results you want and need.