GSE appoints Foremost eMage exclusive agent in Taiwan

Appointment to the country’s converters meet strict emissions-reduction targets.

GSE has appointed Foremost eMage as its exclusive agent in Taiwan, to support local packaging and label converters in adopting automated methods of managing ink and meeting strict emissions-reduction targets, set out in Taiwan’s new environmental legislation.

Based in New Taipei City, Foremost eMage has 50 years’ experience in offset, flexo and gravure printing. Leveraging expertise as a security printer for Asia-Pacific banking and telecommunications markets, the company has recently opened a distribution division.

GSE joins global printing machine and equipment brands, including Xeikon and Kocher + Beck, on Foremost’s client roster.

Maarten Hummelen, marketing director of GSE, commented: ‘Foremost eMage have a deep understanding of the packaging and label printing market, making them the ideal local point of contact for technical advice, installation support and after-sales service. Foremost will be instrumental in making ink dispensing technology more easily accessible, at a time when Taiwan’s converters seek efficient solutions to meet ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets, required by law.’

The Climate Change Response Act commits Taiwan to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. The legislation obliges manufacturers to adhere to increasingly stricter emissions limits, introduce energy-saving technologies, report on GHG inventories and submit reduction plans. 

GSE’s Colorsat dispensing systems, for flexo, gravure and screen inks, automatically prepare accurate spot colors in exact quantities, on-demand. By eliminating ink-related errors, and with the capability to recalculate returned ink blends in new colors, dispensers can cut ink consumption by up to 30 percent, while avoiding material scrap and boosting production time.

Robert Liao, sales director, Foremost eMage, commented: ‘In Taiwan, we are seeing interest in GSE’s solutions for two main reasons. First, adopting efficient, automated ink handling processes with ink dispensing is an easy first step for to take, in the journey towards lower emissions. Second, ink dispensing addresses the challenge of attracting new talent. Automated dispensing and software contribute to a clean, safe and efficient work environment, where employees can add value and be more productive. This makes the industry more appealing to young professionals.’