Apex International and Pronexos join forces for supply of carbon fiber rollers
Apex International and Pronexos have partnered for the supply of advanced carbon fiber rollers.
Apex International is a specialist in the production and supply of anilox and metering rolls for the global printing industry. Apex has five production facilities on four continents and clients in more than 80 countries. Pronexos is a supplier of high-quality carbon fiber products and specialist manufacturing services. Its expertise comprises engineering, design and series manufacturing. Its activities include carbon fiber rollers for the paper, film/foil and converting industries, as well as specialist manufacturing for the aerospace and semiconductor industries.
By teaming up both companies will put themselves in an even stronger position to jointly support their customers in the printing and packaging industries.
The new partnership is identified as an example of the increasing trend towards the use of carbon fiber in the packaging and printing industries. Modern carbon rollers are said to provide significant benefits over traditional steel rollers, such as improved productivity by increased speeds, energy saving thanks to reduced weight and easier handling for safe replacement.
Pronexos managing director Leon Lagendijk commented: ‘Our companies complement each other perfectly.
‘Pronexos is a leading supplier of advanced CFRP rollers and relies on 40 years of experience in quality carbon fiber products. Apex International is the international leader in anilox and metering rolls and a top expert in the production of ceramic coated and laser engraved rolls for any purpose.
‘Bringing these areas of expertise together forms a perfect fit.’
Ken Ralton, owner, Apex International, added: ‘The ever-growing market demand for lightweight and durable roll bodies in combination with the most accurate ceramic surface brought Pronexos and Apex International together.
‘We have full confidence that the joint cooperation will be of additional value to the end users in the printing and packaging industry.’
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