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  • 09 Oct 2014

Goss installs Vetaphone in Packaging Technology Center

Vetaphone’s corona treatment unit will enable the Goss Sunday Vpak to realize its full substrate handling potential

Goss has installed Vetaphone corona treatment units on a 7-color Sunday Vpak 500 web offset press installed at its Packaging Technology Center located in Durham, New Hampshire to provide good ink adhesion on a different substrates.

The Sunday Vpak press is fitted with flexo capability and both UV and EB curing units. With an 850mm web width, and 406-812mm variable repeat range, the Sunday Vpak series is Goss’ first move into the market for package printing.

Peter Walczak, international director of product management for packaging presses, said: ‘One of the many advantages of Sunday Vpak technology is its substrate flexibility – the same print unit can be used to print on paper, board and films so equipping a press with the proper tools to assist in providing good ink adhesion is essential. 

‘When it came to choosing a partner for the corona treatment for film applications on our Vpak demonstration press line, Vetaphone was the obvious choice:  it invented corona technology and has developed the de facto standard for most applications.’

Kevin McKell, Vetaphone vice-president of sales and marketing, said: ‘We are delighted to be the preferred choice of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of web offset presses. The Vetaphone unit fitted to the Sunday Vpak showroom press will enable Goss to achieve the perfect dyne level that ensures adhesion across a range of products. The versatility of Sunday Vpak technology means it will be asked to handle many different substrates, so Vetaphone’s 63 years of experience brings not only a top quality corona treatment system to that process, but also a vast knowledge bank on substrate performance.’