Vetaphone versatility opens new opportunities for TC Transcontinental
Leading manufacturer of Corona & Plasma systems, Vetaphone, has collaborated with TC Transcontinental, formerly Coveris Advanced Coatings, to install Corona systems at its US manufacturing plant in Matthews, North Carolina, as part of a strategic plan to standardise production with its sister plant in the United Kingdom. The new system allows TC Transcontinental to expand its product portfolio for advanced coatings and provide current and potential customers with additional services.
Speaking for Vetaphone, Area Sales Manager for the US, Ted Wolski, commented: “TC Transcontinental was a challenge because of the power treatment requirements at both the high and low end. They wanted a system that could run low power, like their previous model, but they also wanted to treat a special material with an exceptionally high factor. With our Dynamic Low Power adapter (DLP), we were able to hit both ends of the spectrum with just the one treater.”
Vetaphone systems offer TC Transcontinental consistent quality on both low- and high-power thanks to the level of control the units are delivering. The newest unit installed at Transcontinental Matthews is a VE1C model with a 1920mm width powered by 6kW iCorona generator. Of the many production lines at Transcontinental Matthews, two are now equipped with Vetaphone corona treaters.
“As demand continues to evolve and new substrates enter the market, Vetaphone systems allow us to run many more types of films and meet our ever-growing customer needs,” said George Rose, Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing at Transcontinental Advanced Coatings. He added: “The fine control offered by Vetaphone Corona technology plays an important part in helping us deliver improved printing and coating quality, and stronger lamination strength, thus bolstering our position in demanding technologies such as automotive and conductive films markets.”
Stephen Barnette, Process Engineer at Transcontinental Matthews, added: “We have enjoyed good on-site training and after-sales support from Vetaphone, but most of all we are working with a supplier that provides a service not just a product. They were key to the smooth installation process and helped with UL accreditation. It was a real bonus for us to join forces with them and it surely speaks volumes for their commitment to the US market.”