Leading US manufacturer Goss has installed Vetaphone corona treatment units on a seven-colour Sunday Vpak 500 web offset press in its Goss Packaging Technology Center located in Durham, New Hampshire, USA. The Vpak press is fitted with flexo capability and both UV and EB curing units. With an 850mm web width, and 406 – 812mm variable repeat range, the Vpak series is Goss’ first insurgence into the burgeoning market for package printing.
Speaking for the press manufacturer, Peter Walczak, International Director of Product Management for Packaging Presses, commented:
“One of the many advantages of Sunday Vpak technology is its substrate flexibility – the same print unit can be used to print on paper, board and films so equipping a press with the proper tools to assist in providing good ink adhesion is essential. When it came to choosing a partner for the corona treatment for film applications on our Vpak demonstration press line, Vetaphone was the obvious choice: they invented corona technology and they have developed the de facto standard for most applications.”
Responding for Vetaphone, Kevin McKell, vice president sales & marketing, stated:
“We are delighted to be the preferred choice of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of web offset presses. The Vetaphone unit fitted to the Vpak showroom press will enable Goss to achieve the perfect dyne level that ensures adhesion across a range of products. The versatility of Vpak technology means it will be asked to handle many different substrates, so Vetaphone’s 63 years of experience brings not only a top quality corona treatment system to that process, but also a vast knowledge bank on substrate performance.”