KOLDING, Denmark—At Labelexpo Americas 2018, TRESU Group (booth 1308) will showcase complete ancillary solutions for automatically regulating ink circulation on flexo presses for efficient label and carton board production, Sept. 25-27 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. There will also be information about its Flexo Innovator printing line for high-speed paperboard applications and coating systems for digital folding carton lines.
TRESU’s ancillary solutions, comprising chamber doctor blades and ink supply systems, provide enclosed, automatically controlled ink and coating circulation, which is meant to result in clean print, uniform ink density, reductions in material waste and makeready times, and faster production speeds.
FlexiPrint Reservoir SAVEink Chamber Doctor Blade
Making its debut at a Labelexpo series exhibition is the new FlexiPrint Reservoir SAVEink chamber doctor blade, for narrow web flexo applications up to 31.5-in wide. Its integrated reservoir contains a large ink volume, making it ideal for application of normal and spot colors, as well as high ink transfer printing, without the need for a connected pump. Ink may be added manually without stopping the press, giving the system flexibility for long and short-run production.
TRESU’s chamber doctor blade system is meant to maximize print quality, efficient ink use and savings on waste. Using the company’s unique “Pressure Control Technology,” the chambers eliminate air contamination and microfoaming, to ensure clean, uniform print on the substrate. A key feature of the technology is a long-life rubber seal system that provides an airtight enclosure, preventing leakage and enabling ink pressure to be maintained at consistently high levels. A liquid barrier forms between the rotating anilox cells and the chamber, preventing air from entering in the cells from transferring during production. The chamber doctor blades also feature fast, safe blade exchange as standard.
The chamber programm is available for all widths from 7.28-in to 236.22-in and includes lightweight, corrosion-resistant carbon fibre and ceramic variants. They cover label, flexible packaging and paperboard printing and coating applications.
Another product highlight is the carbon-fibre MaxiPrint Concept chamber, in widths of 63-in to 236.22-in. Its integrated cleaning nozzle with low-pressure water-shot mechanism efficiently cleans the chamber and anilox roll, fast, with minimal water loss.
The Flexo Innovator
Also on the TRESU stand will be information, animations and samples that demonstrate the TRESU Innovator inline press for advanced, high-quality, high-speed packaging production with folding carton board, paper, laminates and metallic substrates.
Custom-configured in web widths from 26.38-in to 66.92-in, the Flexo Innovator is able to integrate water-based, solvent and UV-curable inks. It can include a host of value-adding complementary processes, including double-sided printing, gravure coating (double-sided), inkjet, cold foil lamination and converting. Speeds of up to 2625-ft per minute are possible.
Allan Sander, vice-president, TRESU Solutions, comments: “At installations across North America, the Flexo Innovator is helping packaging and paper converters to achieve world-class manufacturing standards. The press is providing the platform for boosting throughput and uptime, accelerating product innovation and assuring outstanding quality.”
“The labels and narrow web market remains dynamic in the Americas, and we are seeing continued growth—especially in South America—as converters recognize the impact TRESU’s solutions can have on their drive for efficiency,” said Scott Hibbs, president, TRESU Americas. “By working closely with converters, press and consumables suppliers, Our R&D teams have developed presses and ancillaries that address today’s challenges, and requirements for sustainability and competitiveness.”
TRESU is seeking experienced agents to complement its service to its growing South American customer base and will be pleased to meet representatives at the booth.