SÃO PAULO, Brazil—Grif Rótulos e Etiquetas Adhesivas of Brazil has installed two new Nilpeter FA-17 flexographic presses. Thanks to the fast makeready, low waste, and increased productivity of the FA-17, Grif plans to reach more competitive label markets in South America. The increased production and cost efficiency will enable Grif to achieve better and lower pricing structures.
Nilpeter Presses in São Paulo
Grif operates a total of 15 flexographic presses in São Paulo, Brazil. The first Nilpeter press, an MO-3300S, was acquired in 2008. This was followed by a number of FB-Lines, and now, two new FA-17 presses. This year, 2021, Grif celebrates 35 years in existence, with several different activities planned to mark the occasion.
Better Service & Value-Added Solutions
Grif’s main focus is set on pressure sensitive labels and aims to better service segments, where price plays a larger role with the new presses, while offering value-added solutions to market segments, where they are already represented.
“Having 10 colors with inline process combinations such as cold foil, screen, and different types of lamination, will allow us to present more creative solutions to the market,” says Francisco Paz, owner, Grif Rótulos e Etiquetas Adhesivas.
“Nilpeter provides outstanding support that gives us the operational security we need, which translates into confidence in our ability to print high-quality labels, in high speeds, with the least operational cost possible,” he continues.
Lower Cost Per Label
Built around the modern print operator, with an intuitive user interface and fully mobile print controls, the Nilpeter FA-Line provides a maximum level of stability, the tightest register tolerance, and excellent printing results on multiple substrates: All normal self-adhesive materials, including flexible packaging films, polymer films, metallic films and paper.
The FA features Nilpeter’s lightweight, easy-load sleeves for reduced setup times, easy handling, increased production speeds, higher printing quality, and impressive durability, not to mention a lower cost per label.
The Fight Against COVID-19
Grif has no doubt been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. With caution, travel and import restrictions, the entire process of installation and production start-up was postponed for about six months, but thanks to high levels of safety and process control, Grif has been able to participate in the fight against COVID-19 through the manufacturing of vaccine labels from Butantã.
The pressure sensitive market in Latin America continues to grow, year after year, with Grif focusing its activities to support a sustainable and continuous growth.
“As soon as our production capacity reaches 50 percent, we will evaluate further investments. Our strategy is based on a ‘Just-In-Time’ philosophy, working as closely as possible with our customers to secure short, on-demand delivery. This requires “free” production capacity, so if all goes to plan, we will be looking to add more equipment in the future,” Francisco Paz concludes.