Allied Pacific has invested in an 8-colour FA-4* flexo press with de-/relamination, UV-lamination, cold foil, and Quick-Change Die Unit.
The investment is a result of an increased demand for value-added flexible packaging.
The Philippine packaging solutions company is a large player on the local package printing market and is one of 50 subsidiaries in the giant RD Corporation. Since 2005, the company specialises in printing of labels, pouches, boxes, wrappers, and much more, within the food segment.
“We see a clear trend towards advanced flexible packaging solutions”, General Manager of Allied Pacific, Ann Magdalene S. Chua, explains. “We operate in a highly competitive market in the Asian region, so we need to differentiate ourselves from the competition”.
In 2015, Ann Chua set out to find her next flexo press to keep up with the increasing demand. She spotted Nilpeter’s FA-4* running candy sachets at LabelExpo Europe’s Packprint Workshop in 2015, and her interest was sparked.
“I was immediately impressed with the level of automation on that press”, says Ann Chua. “It basically combines a very cool design with a lot of practical and ergonomic features – and this appeals to me”.
Another contributing factor for Allied Pacific’s decision is the confidence in Nilpeter’s service setup in the Asian region. “Service is of the utmost importance to us, and we have no doubt that Nilpeter Customer Care will support us every step of the way”, says Allied Pacific’s General Manager.
Allied Pacific Packaging Solutions Corp. expects to move into more segments, such as health & beauty, beverage, and pharmaceuticals. “There are so many benefits to the FA-4*, and I would be very surprised if this is the last Nilpeter press we invest in!”, Ann Chua concludes.
Ann Chua, General Manager of Allied Pacific Packaging Solutions Corporation, in front of their new Nilpeter FA-4*.
Recently upgraded with a complete re-design of the converting and flexo printing units, as well as a major upgrade of press software, Nilpeter’s digital product line, PANORAMA, covers a wide and varied spectrum of customer requirements – from stand-alone to all-round, and value-added hybrid configurations.
What and where?
All4Labels has purchased three PANORAMA Hybrid combination presses. All the presses support 5-colour InkJet engines in various combinations with flexo processes, hot foil/embossing, and Quick-Change die-cutting.
“The three PANORAMA Hybrids will be installed at different All4Labels locations across Europe and follow our strategy to set new industry standards in terms of flexibility, customisation and supply chain excellence. We have followed the market trend towards customisation for a long time, and with this investment we will reach the next level. We have chosen Nilpeter’s PANORAMA, because it combines the strength of the different technologies in a perfect way”, says Torsten Wietholz, Corporate Director of All4Labels.
The All4Labels installations open a whole new chapter in the opportunities around digital print driven by brand owners with focus on sustainable supply chain and product differentiation. “We definitely expect the trend of personalisation to grow drastically in the near future - opening new doors for our customers”, says Jakob Landberg, Nilpeter Sales & Marketing Director. “For that very reason, our focus will be on supporting this market development by designing dynamic modular hybrid solutions”.
See the PANORAMA Hybrid at LabelExpo Europe 2017
The PANORAMA was a major attraction when launched at LabelExpo Europe 2015, and with the new enhancements and upgrades, Nilpeter’s digital product line should garner plenty of attention at this year’s show, as usual taking place at Brussels Expo in the Belgian capital, from September 25–28, 2017. Nilpeter will exhibit in Hall 7 at stand nos 7B35 & 7B39.
In May, Nilpeter attended the PacPrint 2017 in Australia. John Andersen, Managing Director at Nilpeter Asia Pacific, and Erik Blankenstein, Sales Director at Nilpeter Asia Pacific were to be found at Nilpeter’s stand to present the latest trends within flexo, offset, and digital narrow-web printing – and the new Technology Center in Bangkok.
“The market in Australia is regaining strength and growing at the moment – and Nilpeter believes to have the ideal presses for the Australian market”, says Erik Blankenstein. “Nilpeter’s global Customer Care is running 24/7 – and our very experienced Australian team is part of the setup”.
“The new Nilpeter Technology Centre in Bangkok, which opened in April, will be the perfect showcase for Australian customers to visit – definitely more convenient than flying to Europe. The Technology Center, where we run live demos, is going to play a large role in our Asia Pacific strategy in coming years!”, John Andersen concludes.
In the magazine print21 from June, you can read about how Studio Labels in Adelaide experienced that their investment in Nilpeter’s FA-4* flexo press to be an opportunity to expand production capabilities. For Studio Labels, a big factor in their decision to invest in the Nilpeter press, was the FA-4*’s capacity for inline flatbed hot foil and embossing and Quick-Change Die. “Combining a state-of-the-art flexo press with an FP-4 unit will allow us to compete in the short run, highly embellished space, typically associated with digital printing”, says Miguel Alemao, Managing Director of Studio Labels.
The FA is based on Clean-Hand Technology and built around the modern print operator, with an intuitive user interface and fully mobile print controls. The FA provides a maximum level of stability, the tightest register tolerance, and excellent printing results on multiple substrates. Last but not least, the new FA allows printers to enhance the performance of their press with Value-Adding Units as well as Application and Automation Packages.
The new PANORAMA Hybrid configurations cover a wide and varied spectrum of customer needs and requirements – from stand-alone, to all-round, and value-added hybrids. The press on show features completely re-designed converting and flexo printing units, as well as a major upgrade of the press software.
Nilpeter looks forward to seeing you at Brussels Expo, in Hall 7 at stand nos 7B35 & 7B39.
This year the event will take place on 7 – 9 June 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The Label Forum is the annual summit for business leaders, media representatives, and stakeholders along the labelling value chain in Europe. More than 250 peers in the industry will attend this event.
“Last year’s congress was a great success with optimistic projections and high level presentations. I make sure to always attend,” says Jakob Landberg, Sales & Marketing Director at Nilpeter A/S and FINAT board member as well as Chairman of the FINAT Marketing Committee.
FINAT's European Label Forum aims to serve as the annual business summit for the labelling community in Europe. In this format, the Forum has replaced the FINAT Congress as the association's annual industry conference.
Nilpeter is Gold Sponsor of this event.
Alongside our Technology Centers in Europe and the USA, the new facility in Bangkok serves as the perfect showcase for ground-breaking ideas and innovations from Nilpeter and local technology partners such as Grafotronic and Trojanlabel.
Get hands-on experience
The Technology Center hosts a large space for operating presses, a well-equipped prepress area, customer lounge, as well as training and meeting rooms.
We invite you to get hands-on experience and print demonstrations on standard jobs with the following machines on display:
The PANORAMA digital product line. The digital InkJet press, DP-3, is highly reliable, with a market leading uptime, fast and easy start-up, and high print engine stability. The smart workflow management system, EQUIOS, ensures outstanding typeface optimisation, provides automated step and repeat functions, and matches a majority of Pantone colours. The ease of use enables you to respond to any customer requestsAn 8-colour FB-350. The new FB features pre-register, in-setting capabilities, and an Automated Plate Positioning System (APPS). We have also added dual web-path, and a rail system with turn bars and movable unwind/rewind towers for cold foil, hot foil, and lamination.
Once again, Nilpeter joined the Label Summit in Latin America – this time in Santiago, Chile. By placing the event in a city well know for its wine production and the high quality of their label production, the attention of many Latin converters was caught – and the timing was perfect seeing as Nilpeter just recently signed a partnership agreement with Intergrafica in Chile.
“We believe that customers are looking for new technology in order to be able to reduce their production costs and increase their productivity”, says Nilpeter Regional Manager Juan Pablo Patino Arevalo. “The Summit is an important event for Nilpeter. We exchange knowledge with our customers, and we also got to see our technology in action at Nilpeter open houses organized during the Summit”.
Andean, Central American, Argentinian, Uruguayan, Mexican, and other customers stopped by the Nilpeter booth to discuss the latest within advanced flexible packaging solutions and the benefits of the various printing technologies offered by Nilpeter.
“We look forward to joining the Label Summit next year in Mexico - an important country for our industry", Juan Pablo Patino Arevalo concludes.
Since 1970, PacPrint has been the internationally recognized platform for Australian and International suppliers of printing and graphic communications technology throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
PacPrint 2017 is taking place on 23 – 26 May in Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Nilpeter Asia Pacific team will be available throughout the show so do stop by stand G40 to hear more about the latest trends within flexo, offset, and digital narrow-web printing.
We welcome you at the Nilpeter Stand: G40
FTA Forum and INFO*FLEX, organised by the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), is one of the largest annual gatherings for the package printing and converting industry in the USA - the #1 Education & Networking Event of the Year. The FTA forum embraces today’s hottest topics and trends. With over 1,600 attendees and 300 show booths there was something for everyone in Phoenix.
The Trending Now-themed 2017 Forum coved all current hot topics and technologies in the industry, with expansion into segments that are relevant for today’s business and guaranteed to help prepare attendees for future customer demands.
“It has been a privilege to Chair this year’s annual Forum and INFO*FLEX Show”, mentioned Paul Teachout, Vice President of Sales & Marketing Nilpeter USA Inc. “It brought great opportunity to influence discussion on trends that are important to all of us. One of the most influential topics at the FORUM was the Press Crew Crisis session. This session is close to us here at Nilpeter, as we prepare our innovations for the next generation of production personnel. Our industry is in dire need of new talent as our labour pool continues to shrink. At Nilpeter we are meeting this demand head on. Our new FA-Line of products will directly address the generational workforce challenge and the age of automation. These solutions will include complete motion control features, where all press functions are managed by automation, tablet controls and Clean-Hand Technology operation. Exactly what a milenial workforce is looking for and converters need, faster, better, and easier, and all run by the numbers!”
The Nilpeter technical team had a strong presence at the event.
Chris Baldwin chaired the session on Disruptive Technologies covering many topics that are changing our landscape.
Chris Baldwin chaired the session on Disruptive Technologies covering many topics that are changing our landscape.
Keith Nagle chaired sessions on Flexography 101 and 102, educating attendees on not only how to choose variables, but how to use! A complete interactive session on optimizing and profiling your operation.
“All in all it was a great FTA Forum and Info*FLEX show, we showed our strong commitment to our partners and the industry by leading the way in sharing technology and resources, it has been an honour for all of us to support the FTA through this endeavour, and we look forward to continuing that support!”, Paul Teachout concludes.
Once again, Nürtingen will become the focus of the UV-industry; IST METZ GmbH is inviting visitors for the eighth time to an international exchange of knowledge at UV DAYS. More exhibitors and industry partners than ever before, and more than 800 visitors from all over the world are expected to visit to experience innovative new products and advanced solutions around UV, LED, and IR.
Nilpeter is standing by with our team of experts to share our printing solutions within UV-flexo and UV-InkJet.