South African printer SA Litho has invested in equipment from Accraply as it enters the shrink sleeve market.
Cape Town-based SA Litho has entered the shrink sleeve market with the establishment of a specialist department and a skilled team of experts.
In terms of hardware, the move into shrink sleeves has been supported by investment in an AccraSeam shrink sleeve seamer and DM12 shrink sleeve inspector. Equipped with automated lay-flat adjustment, the AccraSeam seams material and holds industry lay-flat tolerances at 600m an hour, making it the fastest commercially seamer available. The accompanying DM12 boasts automatic seam inspection capability.
‘Our choice of equipment, both from Accraply, followed a detailed investigation into available seaming equipment at the time, with Accraply emerging very much the market leader,’ said Dawrian Salies, operations manager at SA Litho. ‘Coupled with a promising install base in the country and great local support in the form of their local partner, IPEX, the decision was relatively straightforward.’
SA Litho has previously invested in 8- and 10-color Nilpeter FA-4* flexo presses, and a Heidelberg CX102.