British manufacturer Edale has further cemented its long-standing partnership with a Danish corona treatment specialist celebrating over 1,000 Vetaphone units installed in its presses.
Established in 1950, Edale developed into a manufacturer with a growing reputation for R&D that allows it to design bespoke technologies for a range of applications from film to carton board. Coincidentally around the same time, Verner Eisby developed corona treatment and set up Vetaphone.
‘We pride ourselves on the fact that our technology is innovative but at the same time easy to use and reliable, which is not always an easy balance to strike,’ said James Boughton, managing director of Edale. ‘We can adapt our standard equipment or design something totally unique to fulfill a customer’s specific requirement, using well-proven technology that is cutting edge.’
Collaborating with leading design and manufacturing teams worldwide is fundamental to Edale machines achieving the high performance and accuracy that modern converters demand. It was through investigating what surface treatment manufacturers had to offer that Edale first established contact with Vetaphone.
‘We design and manufacture around 30 machines each year, and probably 75 percent need a corona treater fitted before they leave the factory,’ commented Boughton. ‘Once we saw what Vetaphone had to offer in terms of reliability and competitive pricing, coupled with a “can-do” attitude that mirrors our approach here, it was an easy decision – and I estimate we have fitted more than 1,000 of Vetaphone units to our presses over the past 25 years or so.
‘We appreciate the engagement and interest it shows in each project, especially with the more complex specification presses that converters now invest in – and knowing that the performance and reliability of a key element like surface treatment is guaranteed is a real bonus for us.’
Known for its range of flexo technology – initially in stack format but subsequently in-line, Edale also has a successful business in the hybrid market. It works with several leading global inkjet engine suppliers, including Canon, Domino, Agfa, and Fujifilm. It has sold around 50 of these machines, and each has been fitted with a Vetaphone corona treater.
‘We’ve been delighted to enjoy such a long and fruitful working partnership with Edale, whose reputation for quality engineering and practical innovation continues to be appreciated by converters all around the world - this makes a great showcase for our corona technology, and we are keen to support and develop new technology with them,’ added Kevin McKell, VP of technical sales at Vetaphone.