Omet Americas opens Innovation Center

The KFlex 17in flexo press at the new center joins over 200 other Omet machines installed in North America.

Omet Americas has opened its latest Innovation Center in Mount Prospect, IL, strategically positioned near Chicago O’Hare International Airport. This move underscores the company’s commitment to expanding its presence in the North American market.

At the heart of this facility is the Omet KFlex 17in flexo press, a platform designed to ‘redefine industry standards’ with its innovative design and advanced technology. It offers flexibility and operator convenience and is available in 17 and 20in models.

The KFlex’s standout feature is its Switch system, enabling easy configuration adjustments to meet various production demands.

In response to the growing demand for RFID labels, the press integrates an in-line RFID antennas insertion system from Tamarack. Additionally, to promote environmental sustainability, the press is equipped with a full LED UV system, reducing power consumption by over 60 percent.

Francesco Ponziani, general manager and vice president of Omet Americas, said: ‘We are thrilled to introduce the KFlex press at our new Innovation Center in Mount Prospect, IL. This press joins over 200 other Omet machines already installed throughout North America, solidifying our commitment to innovation and to our US and Canadian clients. With the KFlex on site, we can offer hands-on experience and demonstrations, showcasing the future of flexographic printing.’