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.
Label Summit Latin America is the region's largest dedicated event for the label and package printing industry. The exhibition is about networking, learning about label printers, and the changes that the label industry is facing.
The Latin printers will have the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in label and package printing production from sector specialists at Label Summit Latin America 2017, which is set to be held 16-17 May at Espacio Riesco Convention Center.
Come visit Nilpeter at stand 107 at Label Summit in Santiago.
Read more about the event at: http://www.labelsummit.com/chile/
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 expectations toward this event are many. INFO*FLEX is known for being an opportunity to tap into the power of a smart, forward-thinking global community that will drive your business forward. More than 2,000 trendsetters, representing every segment of the supply chain will be there.
All four days in Phoenix are overflowing with exciting opportunities to learn, network and discover what is trending now in the package printing and converting industry.
Forum Chair Paul Teachout, VP of Sales & Marketing Nilpeter USA
Program development is being led by Forum Chairs, Paul Teachout, Nilpeter, and Bob Coomes, Plastic Packaging Technologies. Abstract review, speaker selection and session format determination is underway. The ultimate objective: build a stellar educational agenda of what’s trending now for launch in April 2017.
FTA 2017 Forum Chair Paul Teachout says:
”The FTA Forum starts next week and I have the privilege of being the 2017 Chairperson. I have been involved with the FTA for 25+ years and it is one of our teir 1 organizations. The InfoFlex show that runs with the forum is our largest event of the year and we will have a booth with all our products displayed. Our Digital Product Manager Keith Nagle and our Technology Manager Chris Baldwin are also involved as session chairs. Nilpeter is fully engaged in this event and we should have a very strong showing.”
Paul Teachout joined Nilpeter back in 2014 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for USA Inc. With over 30 years of combined market experience, Teachout brought extensive industry knowledge to the Nilpeter team. Teachout have a complete oversight of the strategic direction, expansion, and operation of all North American sales and marketing activities.
Founded in 1971, Control Group is a customer-focused company that delivers specialized printed packaging solutions to the pharmaceutical, healthcare, nutraceutical, cosmetics, and personal care markets.
To achieve an even higher quality of label and flexible packaging production, with print options tailored to customer specifications, Control Group recently acquired their third Nilpeter press, and the second press from Nilpeter’s FA-Line.
“We have been working with Nilpeter for years now, and their commitment and attention to detail are unparalleled,” says Control Group COO Jim Imburgia. “Our first purchase was the 16-inch FG servo press. Being the first press built in that product line we expected to have some issues, but true to the Nilpeter name it was installed, and we were producing within a week. Since the installation in 2008 we have recorded zero downtime,” he adds.
Control Group owners: Bill Cheringal (left) and Jeff Levine with their latest Nilpeter press
“Since that experience was very positive, we decided to add a 22-inch FA-6 in 2012. Having 13 colors, rotary screen, movable towers, and die-cutting, this press really raised the bar and made us stand out from the competition. At the recent LabelExpo Americas 2016 we purchased our third Nilpeter press, the 22-inch FA-6* on display, and had it configured precisely as the press on show. We thought the FA-6 was ahead of its time but the FA-6* has raised the bar again,” Jim Imburgia says. “Its Clean-Hand Technology is perfect for our evolving workforce and product innovation. Having a relationship with a vendor is important. With Nilpeter we have a partnership that will help move us forward for years to come,” he concludes.
Nilpeter, too, are pleased to continue this great, mutually beneficial working relationship, says Paul Teachout, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Nilpeter USA.
“Control Group have become more than a partner. The innovation they offer to the printing industry sets the bar for the future of dynamic packaging solutions. It has been a mutually rewarding experience as they allow us to push the bar with new press innovations. These innovations have led to award winning products in many associations- and industry awards competitions. The addition of the FA-6* will allow Control Group to take their production and product offerings to another level,” Paul Teachout concludes.
Custom labels and innovative solutions
Established in 1988, Liberty Marking Systems is a privately owned company located in Cincinnati, OH, USA. Specialising in custom labels and innovative solutions for all labeling needs, Liberty Marking Systems has earned a reputation as a "company you can count on" with customers and partners around the labeling industry.
Doubling their capacity
"After breaking ground on our 8,000 sq. ft. warehouse expansion in May, we decided it was as good a time as any to add another press to our line up,” says Brian Beam, Vice President of Liberty Marking Systems. “Nilpeter is an industry leader, which we experienced firsthand less than 2 years ago when we purchased our first FB-3300, and we didn't hesitate in bringing them back in as we considered adding an 8-color FB-3300S,” he adds.
Liberty Marking Systems Vice President Brian Beam (right), and Production Manager Stan Berger (left), with their new Nilpeter FB-3300S flexo press.
“This press will double our previous maximum capability of multi-color printing and will allow us to become more prominent in the prime and retail labeling markets. We couldn't ask for a better, more supportive partner than Nilpeter, and they have continued to offer their assistance as we become accustomed with the press and its features. An investment such as this can be a difficult one, but Nilpeter’s quality and service made it just the opposite for us, and we couldn't be more satisfied with our decision," Brian Beams concludes.
Proud to partner up
“We are very proud to be selected as the supplier of choice for Liberty Marking Systems. Our partnership continues to strengthen with their growth. The installation of the two FB-3300 presses will provide long-term stability for their production operation. The FB-Line presses are real workhorses, and we have surpassed 1,000 installations worldwide – a testament to their ability. This is indeed a perfect fit for Liberty Marking Systems growth and production needs,“ says Tom Strunk, Midwest Regional Sales Engineer, Nilpeter USA.
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, whilst dramatically reducing tooling costs and providing a more sustainable and economic use of foil. A sign of its success, FP-4 unit no. 100 has just rolled off the assembly line at Nilpeter HQ, to be installed with a PANORAMA digital press line.
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.
One of the first 99 went to Auroflex srl 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 the 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 the demand for labels and flexible packaging with embellishment features – especially from a growing wine & 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 optimised pre-press, testing, and proofing areas.
Features and Benefits
The FP-4 enables inline foiling and embossing in combination with all Nilpeter presses, and is especially suitable for markets where embellishment features are key, such as wine & spirits and health & beauty. The FP-4 unit features simultaneous embossing and/or foil opportunities and can be integrated in any desired position in the printing process.
In 2014, the company shifted production to a larger facility and installed its first Nilpeter FB-3300S. The 13”, 8-colour UV-press - with features including screen, cold foil, chill drums, lamination, re-/delamination, and two die-cutting units - has a re-insertion facility that can produce 16 or more colours from the same job after reprinting.
Rajan Vyas, co-director at Nitai Press, says, “I opted for Nilpeter because the company has a manufacturing facility in India. I could go to the factory and see the press running before taking a decision. Nilpeter offers great after-sales customer support too”.
The company has been growing at a staggering 30 to 35 percent year-on-year and catering to pharmaceuticals, liquor, cosmetics, perfumes, and barcode label industries in and around Gujarat. “We will now arget some big FMCG companies’”, concludes Rajan Vyas.
The new factory is spread across an area of 13,000 sq. ft. and three floors, and converts about 240,000 sqm of paperstock every month.
Read the full story in the January 2017 issue of L&L, page 59.