Vetaphone’s VP Sales & Marketing, Kevin McKell, was on hand at the recent BPIF Label Association event at Mark Andy’s showroom and demo facility in Macclesfield to outline the basics of corona treatment to a more than a dozen label converting companies from the UK and Ireland.
Entitled ‘Printing by Numbers’ the two-day event afforded the opportunity for complementary suppliers of technology to explain how working together with quantitative values improves performance and maximises productivity.
The centrepiece was a Mark Andy Performance Series P4 servo driven flexo press, which is the newest model in the range, and the one that accepts tooling from legacy presses such as the Mark Andy 2200 of which there are many in use. Since 2015, Vetaphone has been the preferred corona treater supplier to Mark Andy in Europe and more than 120 units have been supplied to the American manufacturer in the past 12 months.
McKell outlined the history of Vetaphone and the development of the company to its present position of pre-eminence in the narrow web market, before explaining why corona is needed, how it works, and what the difference is between corona and plasma surface treatment. He stressed the need for substrates to have the correct
level of corona treatment and explained that each has a different ‘shelf-life’ so converters are advised to measure each roll prior to use, especially if they have been supplied pre-treated.
Highlighting the launch of Vetaphone’s new iCorona Film Tester, he said that corona treatment is easy to understand and its correct usage is critical to achieving maximum productivity.