Protects steel and aluminum during bending operations

About Us

Kersten-Mercuur is the expert in the protection of aluminium and stainless-steel during bending on a press brake. Under the brand name BEN-PRO, Kersten-Mercuur has been serving a great number of satisfied customers in Europe and beyond for more than 20 years.

Hans Kersten, the company’s owner, has over forty years of experience in working with sheet metal. Having started out as a supplier of, among other things, press brakes, he came across with the problem that scratches and/or mould prints appeared on polished stainless-steel and aluminium during bending on the press brake.

To find a solution to this, Kersten developed BEN-PRO (BENding-PROtection) as the ideal protective layer.

Product info

BEN-PRO offers optimal protection against scratches and/or mould prints during bending aluminium or stainless-steel in any kind of finish.

BEN-PRO is a specially coated 0.2 mm thick fabric that can easily be affixed between the sheet and the mould, forming a protective layer and causing no angular deviation.

BEN-PRO is available in 60 mm width in 50 metres rolls and in 120 mm and 240 mm widths in 12.5 metres rolls. Prices are exclusive of VAT and including packaging and shipping. Payment is due within 30 days after receipt of invoice.

Lifespan

BENPRO is proven to be effective and economical. Depending on the type of material, the thickness, the setting angle and radius, the fabric has a very long lifespan. For example: Thickness stainless-steel 1 mm, V8 angle; lifespan ±400 times. With a width of 120 mm, BENPRO can be moved two to three times sideways, which results in approximately 800 to 1200 moves.

Ben-Pro Demonstration

Seeing is believing, we understand that. In this video, we demonstrate the difference. You will see a stainless-steel sheet material being bent on a press brake. First with Ben-Pro, then without Ben-Pro. The difference on this modern and clean press brake is clearly visible.

Free Sample

BEN-PRO protects stainless-steel – aluminium – specially polished stainless-steel against mould prints during bending on a press brake. Used for 20 years by partners in Europe, the United States and even in Asia.
Try it yourself and request your free sample here.

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