Italian press manufacturer, Omet, has concluded a sale with one of Central America's leading producers of printed packaging, Polymer, based in Costa Rica. The Omet VaryFlex-F1 press, which is due for installation at the end of the year, is a 9-color flexo line fitted with inline solvent lamination. This is significantly more efficient than laminating offline because it reduces overall set up times and increases throughput. In addition, waste levels of adhesive and substrate are reduced, and there is a lower demand for energy and labor.
Established 65 years ago, Polymer has five plants located across Central America and manufactures a range of approximately 3,000 plastic packaging items for the industrial, consumer and agricultural sectors. As market leader in plastic packaging in Central America and the Caribbean, Polymer attaches great importance to innovation, and chose Omet for the synergy between the two companies.
Speaking for Omet, Sales Director Marco Calcagni commented: "We are delighted to have secured this order from such a prestigious company. It indicates that the resources we dedicate to innovation are appreciated by converters that need cutting edge technology."