Swedish independent label converter LariTryck has invested in a 22-in Mark Andy P9 press to boost its productivity and tap into new markets. This is the largest inline flexo presto be installed in Scandinavia to date.
‘Despite the uncertainty caused by the global pandemic, LariTryck recorded a 12 percent increase in business in the second half of 2020, and we are predicting even stronger growth next year,’ said Johan Ripa, owner of LariTryck. ‘The only issues we have experienced have been with extended lead times on raw materials, otherwise, demand has held firm and shown an increase from the summer onwards – in fact, I’d describe our prospects for next year as very sunny.’
The 10-color, 560mm (22in) Mark Andy P9 press installed at LariTryck is capable of production speeds up to 300m/min (985 f/min) and is equipped with full UV LED curing, cold foil capability, and reversible print stations, with a hot air dryer for water-based inks and coatings. The specification also includes a heavy-duty die station and Mark Andy’s Advanced Waste Wind-Up.
The investment package also involves a Martin Automatic MBSF unwind/splicer and LRD rewinder fitted to an existing Mark Andy P7 press, and two further Martin MBSF units. A new rewinder and plate mounter are also included, plus a Rotoflex VLI 600 inspection finishing system will be added in January 2021.
The company has invested more than EUR 6m at its high-tech production plants at Bjuv and Nässjö in Sweden in 2020 and has ambitious plans for further growth in 2021. Besides production equipment, LariTryck has also extended the Bjuv facility by 3,200sqm and invested in solar panels to supply ‘green’ energy as part of its ongoing commitment to environmental protection.