Netpack, a part of Sorma Group, has acquired a Nilpeter FA-Line for the company's facility in Cesena in northern Italy.
Netpack was founded in the late 1980’s and specializes in the production of flexible packaging in net and film. The entire production is carried out in-house; from graphic design and printing plates, to processing of raw materials, printing, and lamination. The company strives to provide eye-catching packaging, which can add value to customer products.
‘The new press has considerably exceeded our expectations. We have introduced a lean process for job-change, which has resulted in a remarkable reduction of waste and time spent. The new generation UV-lamp has added efficiency and reduced our power consumption, limiting emissions, which is part of our company policy,’ said Giorgini Mariano, production manager of Netpack Italy.
‘The operators working on our new FA-Line have really appreciated the reduction of moving parts, the need for cleaning, and all the lightweight components, so our printers are quite excited. Only a few weeks after commissioning we are running at production speeds double that of our Nilpeter FB-3300 and FA-3300,’ he concluded.
According to Nilpeter, the Nilpeter FA-Line was built around the modern print operator, with an intuitive user-interface and fully mobile print controls, and provides a maximum level of stability, the tightest register tolerance, and excellent printing results on multiple substrates: all normal self-adhesive materials, including flexible packaging films, polymer films, metallic films, and paper. The FA features Nilpeter’s lightweight, easy-load sleeves for reduced setup times, easy handling, increased production speeds, higher printing quality, and impressive durability, not to mention a lower cost per label.
‘The installation at Netpack has once again validated the plug and play concept, which has almost gone “viral” among Italian label printers, when talking about the Nilpeter FA-Line,’ said Angelo Tribocco, sales manager, Nilpeter srl.
‘Besides great appreciation for the quality and stability of the press, Netpack has built a new lean converting setup around the press, which has greatly improved performance. The high level of automation, and the average speed of the press, has required a re-organization of cliché and paper feeding to satisfy the new equipment,’ Tribocco concluded.