Gravure press delivering faster turnarounds and less waste
Constantia Flexibles has invested nearly three million EUR in printing technology at its manufacturing site in Wangen im Allgäu, Germany, with an extra rotogravure unit added to an existing UV flexo press dedicated for medium sized batches serving the dairy industry.
The Wangen im Allgäu site is home to Constantia Nusser, a supplier of aluminum-based lids for the local dairy industry for more than 90 years. With the investment, it will now be possible to print the bar spacers of dairy lids in-line instead of off-line in a second working step, as was done in the past. In addition, a UV flexo machine has been added to cater for small batches.
This investment will mean the closure of old machines and, as a result, the complete elimination of solvent use. Nusser will therefore contribute greatly to improving its own environmental performance through reducing carbon dioxide and fugitive emissions.
Stefan Grote, executive vice president of the Food Europe division of Constantia Flexibles, explained: ‘These investments in modern technology help secure the future of our Nusser production plant and underline our clear commitment to provide the best product and highest quality to our customers.’