The new Performance Series will display direct servo-drive improvements, a more ergonomic design and fully automated job register.
The Performance Series will demonstrate web handling and motion control improvements geared to flexible packaging substrates, a new innovative in-line solvent-free lamination process, higher irradiance ProLED curing, improved ergonomics and controls, better register, more value-added automation, and greater reliability - all focused on providing an attractive option for narrow web flexible packaging applications.
Demonstrating these capabilities at Labelexpo Americas, the Performance Series will be running food-grade packaging jobs with low-migration LED inks from Flint Group cured with Mark Andy ProLED and the company’s new solvent-free inline lamination system using Ashland adhesives. The press will be producing food-grade flexible packaging at speeds of 1000 fpm (305 mpm).
One of the new converting options being offered is Mark Andy’s solvent-free in-line lamination system, which produces food-grade laminated structures directly off the press.
The solvent-free adhesive delivery offering extends beyond equipment with a supply relationship through Mark Andy Print Products, the print supplies division of Mark Andy. The Mark Andy Print Products team is optimized to deliver the Ashland adhesive in quantities and lead times converters need for peak profitability. On stand will also be the Rotoflex VLI, demonstrating at a 700mm width and running thin films at 2000fpm (610mpm).
The press will be commercially available in early-to-mid 2017.