Scanket Expands Capacity with Second MPS Press for Self-adhesive Labels
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DIDAM, The Netherlands (March 14, 2014) – MPS today announced an increased presence in Denmark with the successful installation of a Scanket’s second MPS UV flexo press. Nearly one year since the installation of their first MPS press, Scanket purchased a second EF UV flexo multi-substrate MPS press to accommodate an increased production demand of self-adhesive labels. This press marks the fifth MPS press installed in Denmark over the last 12 months.
The newly installed EF-UV flexo press with 8 colour UV print stations and a web width of 420mm includes the APC advanced package with double servo positioning motors for the positioning of both the print sleeves and material thickness settings. Next to the APC automation package to maximize productivity, the press is also equipped with a closed loop tension control multi-layer lamination unit.
Scanket’s second MPS press is used in the production of self-adhesive labels with a focus on cosmetics, beverage, chemical-technical products, and food supplements, joining their first MPS EC UV flexo press also with 8 colour stations. Built with register and control systems, job memory, NPC (Nonstop Print Change) and MPS technology that controls print lengths, the new EF UV flexo press enables Scanket to run print jobs at an ideal production speed, guaranteeing optimal print quality and productivity.
Martin Fundal, managing director of Scanket said: “The need for a second UV flexo press was to accommodate increased production and new markets generated from our initial MPS UV flexo press investment. We simply needed to replicate the stability and high-performance provided by our first MPS press in our production expansion. We are very happy with the new capabilities and opportunities that these presses have brought us.” About Scanket A/S Scanket is at the forefront among label printers in all areas from start to finish. With a modern facility in Birkerod, Denmark our wide range of presses consist of traditional letterpress printing machines to UV flexo and digital, including a solution for printing Braille labels. Graphical design and repro services utilizing the latest technology in both hardware and software are also offered by Scanket. With over 20 years of experience, along with versatile, flexible and technically advanced machinery, Scanket is a sustainable and leading partner in label manufacturing.
MPS is a well-known manufacturer of narrow-web label and packaging UV-water-and solvent based flexo and offset presses. In 1999 MPS introduced the first fully rotary servo-driven press in the label industry. Since then MPS has installed approximately 3,000 fully servo-driven print stations, printing self-adhesive labels and mono-film packaging. The majority of MPS machines are installed in Europe, with Germany as the leading market, in addition to other global market installations including the US, Japan and recently in China.
Recognized as one of the leading North-European innovators in the narrow-web printing market, MPS presses are well- known for their durability, effective return on investment, and delivering high quality print.
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