Nilpeter to roll out 100th FP-4 flatbed unit

Embellishment – Hot foil and embossing

106
Nilpeter
Nilpeter technicians Ivan Klausen and Jens Villumsen have finished work on the 100th FP-4 unit, now ready to be installed with a Panorama digital press line

In the past week, Nilpeter hit a big milestone with their FP-4 flatbed unit for hot foil and embossing, completing production on its 100th unit. The first FP-4 was installed in January 2012, and the unit has proven to be a game changer—creating freedom of design with the possibility of separating embossing and foiling, using two units or more, while dramatically reducing tooling costs and providing a more sustainable and economic use of foil. A sign of its success, the 100th FP-4 unit has just rolled off the assembly line at Nilpeter headquarter, to be installed with a Panorama digital press line.

One of the first 99 units went to Auroflex in Italy, whose only regret to this point is having settled for one FP-4 unit instead of two, but as they say, that problem can be fixed. “Since July 2014, where we integrated the FP-4 unit in our Nilpeter FA-3 flexo press, we have improved the performance of our company’s productivity. Printing time is reduced for many jobs with as much as 50%; printing quality has improved due to the accuracy of the FP-4 unit and the inline process; and we have reduced the use of offline finishing to one shift,” says Auroflex chairman, Fabio Butera.

A bright future

Going forward, Nilpeter predicts continued success with the hot foil and embossing unit, seeing a steady rise in demand for labels and flexible packaging with embellishment features, especially from a growing wine and spirits sector. Intrigued customers can test the FP-4 unit at the Nilpeter Technology Centers—at Nilpeter headquarters in Slagelse, Denmark, and Nilpeter USA in Cincinnati, OH. Visitors can experience the FP-4 unit in action on a print job of their own, or choose from Nilpeter’s wide range of ready-to-print jobs. In addition to offering printing demonstrations, Nilpeter’s Technology Centers serve as a showcase for modern, lean production environments with optimized prepress, testing and proofing areas.

Features and benefits

The FP-4 enables inline foiling and embossing in combination with all Nilpeter presses, and is specially suitable for markets where embellishment features are key, such as wine, spirits, health and beauty. The FP-4 unit features simultaneous embossing and foil opportunities and can be integrated in any desired position in the printing process.

The impact, resilience, and growth of responsible packaging in a wide region are daily chronicled by Packaging South Asia.

A multi-channel B2B publication and digital platform such as Packaging South Asia is always aware of the prospect of new beginnings and renewal. Its 16-year-old print monthly, based in New Delhi, India has demonstrated its commitment to progress and growth. The Indian and Asian packaging industries have shown resilience in the face of ongoing challenges over the past three years.

As we present our publishing plan for 2023, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2023 will reach 6.3%. Packaging industry growth has exceeded GDP growth even when allowing for inflation in the past three years.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 33% over the past three years. With orders in place, we expect another 33% capacity addition from 2023 to 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels have grown similarly. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

Even given the disruptions of supply chains, raw material prices, and the challenge of responsible and sustainable packaging, packaging in all its creative forms and purposes has significant headroom to grow in India and Asia. Our context and coverage engulf the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and further – to waste collection and recycling. We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers.

In an admittedly fragmented and textured terrain, this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing support communication – in our impactful and highly targeted business platform. Tell us what you need. Speak and write to our editorial and advertising teams! For advertisement ads1@ippgroup.in , for editorial info@ippgroup.in and for subscriptions subscription@ippgroup.in

– Naresh Khanna

Subscribe Now