“It was natural for us to go to Nilpeter. With their facilities just 45 minutes away, we can count on quick reliable service if need be, and more importantly, we were blown away by the capabilities of the new FA,” says Henrik Sahlberg, Managing Director, Primoreels A/S. “With the new press we are future-proof in terms of capacity and technology – job change time is cut from 90 mins to less than 10, we can in-source previously outsourced jobs, enhance quality for our existing customer database, and approach exciting new markets and industry leaders. We are definitely looking up now, and very excited for what lies ahead."
Primoreels’ new FA is a 9-color, 17-in. flexo press with a double diecutting unit. The press is configured with three Nilpeter Automation and Application Packages: The Film Package, the Progressive Print Package, and the Automatic Register Package. Three of the printing units are fitted with color pumps to speed-up the flow and output on the more frequently used colours. Once installed in July 2018, Primoreels will produce sealable lids on a range of flexible substrates – mainly PP and PET plastic with integrated barriers and pure thin foils (23-36 my).
The new FA, Primoreels’ second Nilpeter press, will help increase flexibility and run sizes at the production plant west of Copenhagen. Their first Nilpeter press, an FA-2500, will remain in production.
Mads Aakjær, Nilpeter Area Sales Manager, reports, “Primoreels visited our Technology Center in Slagelse in the beginning of the year, and with successful test runs of two jobs on metalized PET (23/36 my), Henrik Sahlberg and two of his printers got to experience first hand the speed, user-friendliness, and print quality of the new FA. We’re very happy with this sale – Henrik and his team have been exemplary, and we are pleased to add quality and efficiency to their operations.”