Italian manufacturer of converting and finishing technology Prati has cemented its partnership with Danish corona treatment specialist Vetaphone. The two companies are working on the DigiFast model for the HP 20000 and 25000 lines.
Since its inception in 1973 by Pietro Prati, the Italian manufacturer of converting and finishing technology, has always believed that quality breeds success. Today, almost 50 years later, the company is acknowledged worldwide as one of the leading manufacturers in the narrow and mid-web sectors of the market, with an annual output of more than 200 machines valued in excess of EUR 20m.
‘We first encountered Vetaphone when we were working on a special laminating line for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of tube laminates. It was 450mm wide and required a 4KW corona system for secure over-printing on a difficult substrate. We soon realized why Vetaphone was the most popular brand on the market – when you invent something, you have more experience than anyone else – and it matters,’ said ChiaraPrati, sales and marketing director at Prati.
Since then, the two companies have worked closely together on several special projects, and Vetaphone corona units have become the standard fit for Prati’s successful DigiFastOne and Digi Compact converting lines. Currently, the two companies are working on a special 630mm project in Spain that will handle linerless labels but needs the facility to spot-coat hotmelt adhesive.
‘We enjoy working with Vetaphone because our company philosophies align – we both like a challenge and using our expertise to find the best solution,’ added Prati.
Currently, Prati is working on a new DigiFast20000 model for the HP 20000 and 25000 lines. This 760mm-wide machine will need a 4KW corona system from Vetaphone, and global sales projections are ambitious.
‘We are delighted to be working closely with Prati on a number of exciting new products that will be hot prospects for the market,’ commented Giuseppe Rossi, Vetaphone’s sales manager for Italy. ‘I think both companies appreciate each other’s attention to detail and the investment made in R&D. This can only bode well for the future.’