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  • 13 Sep 2016

Nilpeter presents new flexible packaging press

FA-6* is servo-driven machine that produces a variety of flexible packaging, and high quality labels, in short runs with various repeat lengths

Nilpeter is presenting its FA-6* at Labelexpo Americas 2016, a 22in-wide press designed to target the growing market for flexible packaging printing.

FA-6* is a servo-driven machine that produces a variety of flexible packaging, and high quality labels, in short runs with various repeat lengths. The sleeve system permits an extra short web path with easy loading of tooling to reduce substrate wastage. The top mechanical speed is 175m/min (574ft/min).

FA-6* configurations can include one or more multi-purpose MP-6 converting units. Designed as 'quick-change' platforms, they have automatic unwind and rewind capabilities. MP-6 units offer multiple high intensity air drying and UV curing of process work, inks, adhesives and coatings. In-line functions include high-speed solvent and water-based flexo printing with a reverse-side capability (using FA-6* repeat lengths). A UV-cured lamination capability includes glossy effects, surface protection, barrier properties and cold foiling. There is also a solvent or water-based dry lamination capability for special laminates, barriers, pouches, and sachets.   

The optional G-6 gravure unit uses easy-load cassettes to print metallic inks, opaque whites and special coatings for more decorative options. Reversible ink heads allow front or reverse-side printing. G-6 units have adjustable doctor blades, an ink circulation system, viscosity control and a drying and vacuum system for use with solvent-based products. The gravure repeat length is 457.2-635mm (18-25in).   

The FA-6* was demonstrated alongside a 17in FA-4*, which is also capable of producing flexible packaging products and was showcased in the Package Printing Workshop at Labelexpo Europe 2015.

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