Custom Design Applications, based in Batavia, Ohio, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary; founded by Tim Burke and John Schultz, the company uses both flexo and digital printing for a range of products across multiple industry sectors.
Custom Design Applications is primarily involved in the flexible packaging sector with digital print; to date, the company has provided aqueous, UV, and E-beam coatings for customers working with a variety of substrates that include PET, PE, and BOPP for multi-layer pouches, metallized films, paper and paperboard. The company is very proud of reaching its 10th anniversary with a year-on-year growth around 15 percent.
From a background with Comco Machinery, now part of Mark Andy, Custom Design Applications has created a custom engineering group that supplies a variety of markets with flexo and digital print, including the automotive and aerospace sectors, as well as specialty plastics for a variety of uses. Machine types range from HP coating and drying lines, offline E-beam coaters, thermal spray welding wire machines, stabilizer bar assembly machines, and 36” (915mm) wide slitting and laminating systems for UHMW plastics up to ¼” (63.5mm) thick.
‘As a custom design outfit, we are rather diverse in our day to day projects,’ Burke commented. Burke brings more than 30 years experience to the business and saidhe is committed to going above and beyond to make sure customer needs are not only met but exceeded.
During its 10 years in business, Custom Design Applications has formed a relationship with Vetaphone. Burke originally contacted Vetaphone in 2010. ‘I knew the company and how they had invented and pioneered surface treatment and was keen to work with them in the US market on the service and support side. But, as our business took off, we actually became a customer of theirs and now specify Vetaphone Corona wherever we can on our equipment,’ he explained.
Keen to establish a single source of supply for consistency and convenience sake, Burke said his favorable impressions following a visit to Vetaphone’s HQ in Denmark, coupled with the simplicity and efficiency of design, made the choice easy.