Danish label converter Etiflex has acquired a Nilpeter FA-22 press to increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness of label production and add new filmic and carton products to its portfolio.
Etiflex was founded in 1973 and is one of the most important converters in the Nordic region, producing a high volume of labels and flexible packaging for customers such as Carlsberg, Velux, Tican, and more.
The latest investment is a third Nilpeter printing press, in addition to FB-4200 and FA-4.
‘We’ve worked with Nilpeter since 2005, and to be frank, there’s no denying of its impact; having a stable, high-quality press is probably the most import part of our business,’ commented Brian Sandgaard, technical director and partner at Etiflex. ‘The pandemic has affected everyone, us included, but Nilpeter actually managed to install the FA-22 at the start of December, at the height of the second wave, by adhering to all restrictions and guidelines. They have been extremely helpful - a very successful installation, by the way. The press has run perfectly since day 1. With self-adhesive labels, mono films, and cartons.’
‘The new FA-22 is incredibly easy to operate,’ added Jesper Nielsen, printer and team leader at Etiflex. ‘It goes into register in seconds and stays there no matter what material is in the press, and at any speed. I really enjoy operating this piece of equipment.’
The FA-22 is designed to accommodate Etiflex’s growing needs and built around the modern printing operator, with an intuitive user interface and fully mobile print controls.
‘Despite everything going on, we were able to conduct both remote and in-person meetings, tests, and training, of course following all health guidelines and policies put into place by both companies. We’ve established a great partnership with Etiflex over the years, and we’re delighted to see it grow,’ concluded Jesper Jørgensen, global sales manager at Nilpeter.