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Packaging in roll-to-roll processesPantec GS Systems’ Open Days 27 – 29 May 2015Pantec GS Systems is inviting customers and prospects from around the world to their Open Days 2015 which will be held from 27 to 29 May at their headquarters in Kradolf. The three-day event will focus on the latest trends in efficient processing of  high-quality packaging, including effectual foils, Fresnel-Lenses and holograms with security features accompanied by the rotary hot foil stamping system in roll-to-roll. 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. Other focal points of the event will be on the adept processing of labels with holograms and lenses with the foil saving module Swift, as well as the production of 3D embossed labels for wines and spirits, using the narrow web flat embossing Rhino Pantec GS System, in a rotary printing machine. 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“In particular, brand owners are always looking for new opportunities to differentiate their packaging with outstanding high quality finish and or security features to protect against product piracy on their market merchandise. In many areas, sophisticated packages are developing into prestigious objects which can be seen throughout the world. The situation for example, can be seen on products like cigarettes or liquor. At the same time, packaging manufacturers face the ever-increasing cost reducing demands that force rethinking on mass application processing. This background stands out from our perspective in the packaging market, a trend towards roll-to-roll processes from which will be our theme topic at our Open Days,” explains Peter Frei, CEO of Pantec GS Systems. Around 20 years ago, the situation was similar in the label market. Nowadays, many manufacturers have switched to the roll- to-roll procedure to reduce their production costs.

Thus provided on their Open Days, Pantec GS Systems has advantages of finishing with roll-to-roll processing for mass applications, possible either in-line or offline. Determining factors include the high production speeds of up to 120 metres a minute, the greatly simplified logistics and significantly reduced consumption of foil. For example, since holographic foils do not need to be matched exactly to packaging design, instead, the holograms can be placed side by side directly on the foil which optimizes the capacity of foils exploited.  Additionally, with the foil saving system, during production there are less machine stops, so waste is therefore minimized. Also, lenses can now be applied in the rotary hot foil printing in roll-to-roll processing with maximum precision on packages.

Packages with lenses do not need to be laminated anymore since this falls in the refinement process with these eye-catchers in one step – an equally economic and ecological aspect. The in-line integration of hot foil stamping with stamping operations increase the efficiency of the production process significantly. Moreover, since the quality control in roll-to-roll process integrates the different steps, expenses are therefore, generally much less than in multistage processes.