ATB Security Technologies, a label converter based in Minsk, Belarus, has installed a 9-color 330mm width Edale Beta modular flexo press with cold foil, hot foil and a further array of special options. It joins the company's existing 5-color Edale Alpha press.
ATB was founded in 2002 with a focus on the development of anti-forgery technologies to protect security documents and a wide variety of consumer goods. ATB specializes in the production of a range of security labels including multilayer labels, lottery tickets and access cards alongside tamper evident labels for a number of sectors, but predominantly the high end beverage markets.
Vadim Shevko, chief of ATB’s security printing department, said: ‘There are many benefits to the Edale Beta; we already have an Edale Alpha machine and the easy transfer of processes between the two machines really helped during the transition period. Production has now moved over entirely to the new Beta, and the Alpha is being used solely for R&D purposes. The advantage of staying with Edale, was not just the quality of product but that our operators were able to continue printing immediately and with no employee downtime.’
Bernhard Grob, Edale’s export sales director, said: ‘I am thrilled that ATB have chosen another Edale special press solution for the production of niche security applications, a field in which both companies are leaders.’
Pictured: (L-R) Alexander Kresik, head of production; Sergey Zykov, marketing director; and Vadim Shevko, chief of R&D department, stand alongside their new Edale Beta press