Russian converter Milk Packaging has added a 3-color EFA 430 and an 8-color EFA 340 to its food packaging production facility, marking the 50th MPS flexo press installed in the country.
The Milk Packing Factory, located in the Leninskiy District, Russia, produces, sells, and ships foil packaging products worldwide for over 450 customers in more than 20 countries.
The newly installed 3-color EFA 430 and 8-color EFA 340 machines join two other MPS flexo presses already in use at this food packaging production facility, affirming the reliability of this equipment.
The 3-color EFA 430 will be used for printing on aluminum blister foil at the company's new plant, and the 8-color EFA 340 will be used to expand the production of various aluminum and plastic die-cut sealing lids as well as other food packaging.
Both machines include proprietary Automated Print Control systems which automatically set and control printing parameters. These intelligent machines also feature MPS E-Sleeve precision technology, slide-out ink drawers, high-power UV-dryers for high-speed printing, corona treaters, dual-sided web cleaners and special rollers to correct irregularities in the edges of the foil.
‘The decision to upgrade our production with two new presses was made for several reasons,’ said Sergey Kochetov, commercial director of Milk Packing Factory. ‘We purchased the 3-color EFA 430 press for a new blister foil plant that we are opening this year.
The second 8-color EFA 340 machine addresses the high-volume print queue due to the increase of foil orders for the food industry. The installation of both presses went quite quickly and easily, thanks to the well-coordinated efforts of the Ogard service team.
‘We have been producing packaging for over 20 years. During that period, we have evaluated dozens of printing presses made by both local and foreign manufacturers. Our experts over the years have determined the most suitable printing equipment based on their experience are the presses from MPS. They have proven to be of the highest quality. They are dependable, and most importantly, highly productive presses. At the moment, almost all of our printing equipment is manufactured by MPS.’
‘We are justly proud to have reached this milestone with MPS, as proof of the reliability, quality, and competitive advantages of the MPS brand that contributes to the success of many leading Russian labels and flexible packaging printers,’ commented Dmitry Emelin, CEO of Ogard, MPS’ representative in the Russian Federation since 2003, who led this installation.