In advance of the opening of its new demonstration and technical centre at Bjert in Denmark, press manufacturer TRESU has fitted a Vetaphone corona treatment unit to the first of its new Flexo innovator presses. The Vetaphone unit, model VE1C, is designed to complement the custom configured mid-web flexo press and multi process finishing line that is capable of printing folding carton, film, laminate, metallic and paper substrates. The new 1100mm wide press, (it’s available in four web widths from 670mm to 1400mm) is designed to print roll-to-roll or roll-to-sheet at speeds up to 400m/min (600 and 800m/min optional).
Speaking for TRESU, Vice President Kim Krintel commented: “The standalone Vetaphone unit has a treatment width of 1000mm to offer customers the maximum flexibility. It was Vetaphone’s long history and extensive knowledge of surface treatment, coupled with our own experience of using their technology on digital lines, that made the choice of manufacturer an easy one.” TRESU is intending to run with water-based inks at high speed on foil and other testing substrates on the new Concept line, which has been developed from its experience of supplying lottery presses to the USA and China and the numerous installations it has made at Tetra Pak production facilities.
Ronni Nielsen, the Project Manager at Vetaphone who has been responsible for the installation said: “Our VE1C unit is very versatile and extremely flexible in its application so was the ideal one to specify for a demo facility press. It can be fitted with ceramic or aluminium electrodes and is considered by the industry to be the classic model for converting applications.”