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KBA-Flexotecnica is not only successful in the field of flexible packaging

Monday, October 05, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

EVO XG offers high performance also in folding carton production

Following a raft of successful press installations in the North American market, KBA-Flexotecnica announces the commissioning of a unique flexo press for carton board printing at Delta Print & Packaging in Northern Ireland. A user-orientated design, innovative and solid engineering at a good price-performance ratio and a high level availability make the presses from Tavazzano an interesting option even for special applications.

The gearless EVO XG CI flexo press installed in Belfast is engineered especially for high printing speeds of up to 600m/min (1,969ft/min) and printing with water-based inks on paper and board up to 450g/m² (290lbs). Its innovative technical systems make it a high-performance press.

The press at Delta Print & Packaging in Belfast primarily produces fast-food packaging for the European market. McDonalds, Kellogg's, Nokia and Jacobs belong to the firm’s customer base. Furthermore, the flexo press produces a multitude of packaging for breakfast cereals, sweets, food and mobile phones. It is run reel-to-reel to a rotary die-cutting line and a reel-to-sheet feeder which in turn feeds sheets to two flatbed die-cutters.

The EVO XG with a web width of 1,500mm (59in) has a central-cylinder unit with ten printing units as well as two inline flexo printing units with multi-zone drying for the reliable processing of anti-grease coatings and other coating applications. Both inline printing units are equipped for printing on the front and back of the substrate with maximum register accuracy.

Developed to achieve top performance in terms of quality, productivity and operational efficiency, the high-tech EVO XG incorporates several unique features, such as automatic impression system (AIF), automatic register control (ARF) and SPEEDY CLEAN washing system with integrated ultrasound viscosity control. Inline colour measurement and inspection per video camera guarantee a consistently high print quality as well as reducing makeready times and waste. The press is rounded off with a Monomatic un- and rewinder for a reel diameter of up to 1,800mm (70.8in) and automatic splicing at full production speed.


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