Pantec GS Systems’ Open Days 27 – 29 May 2015

Packaging in roll-to-roll processes

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During its Open Days Pantec GS Systems will present the advantageous possibilities of their ePack and Cheetah-solutions, which for example, leading Chinese manufacturers who have recently switched to this sheet roll-to-roll process, improved cigarette packaging for their customers with high productivity and quality

Print-converting line for enhanced flexo process controlTresu at Sino Corrugated 2015Tresu Group emphasized its capability as a total flexo solutions provider at Sino Corrugated 2015, China from 14 to 17 April, with an offering that comprises ancillary products for ink and varnish flow control, integrated printing and coating units, and complete multi-station lines for packaging and lottery tickets. Stand highlights will include the unveiling of the modular ‘Concept’ press, the light-weight corrosion-resistant carbon-fibre chamber doctor blade, and the F10 iCon ink supply system.
Tresu’s lightweight carbon fibre chamber doctor blade systems offer improved chemical resistance, optimized flow and safe, easy handling in virtually all flexo printing situationsTresu’s webfed modular flexo ‘Concept’ printing
Customized to
end-user performance requirements and built with Tresu’s 30 years of
press building and engineering expertise, the Concept offers a flexo
platform in 900 mm, 1,100 mm and 1,400 mm widths. In addition, it
provides the possibility for seamless integration of processes, such as
variable data, gravure, screen, hot and cold foil and finishing,
providing an end-to-end solution for high-value packaging. Running at
speeds of up to 600 metres a minute, the Concept can convert substrates
up to 600 micron thickness, including paper, board, aluminium foil and
flexible packaging.
Allan Sander, vice-president of Tresu Solutions,
says, “China’s packaging converters face growing demand for shorter runs
as well as high quality from brand-owners and retailers. In-line flexo
provides the most effective way of offering service flexibility while
maintaining the competitive edge in terms of productivity, waste
reduction, footprint and ergonomics.”

Lightweight carbon fibre chamber doctor blade
Tresu’s
full range of ancillary solutions, comprising chambered doctor blades,
supply systems and chilling equipment, offer full, automated, enclosed
ink circulation, at controlled flow, pressure and viscosity. A highlight
of the Tresu stand is the new programme of lightweight carbon fibre
chamber doctor blade systems, which offer improved chemical resistance,
optimized flow and safe, easy handling in virtually all flexo printing
situations.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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