Argentinian packaging holding Envases Group acquired a Nilpeter
FA-22 Multi-Substrate Press.
Envases Group has plants in Buenos Aires, San Luis and in Cartagena, Colombia, and specializes in aerosol aluminum and tinplate cans. Last year, the company launched a new pharmaceutical packaging division with the acquisition of the only roll-to-roll Hapa digital printer in Latin America.
”This jump in technology, versus the flexo and gravure solvent-based machines currently used in the Argentinian market, alongside the acquisitions of the new Nilpeter FA-22 will allow us to offer our customers the latest alternatives in printing quality, but also the safest, as they are nitro free,” said Ignacio Siccardi, head of Pharmaceutical Division, Envases Group. "Lately, in the pharma world, there have been some repercussions about how nitro-based primers and inks react to the temperature in the blister machine lines, and produce nitrosamines which is a compound that causes cancer in humans. That's why UV LED and nitro-free inks are the future of printing in pharma."
"This press will mainly be used to print on aluminum blister substrates, and only a small group of press manufactures around the world has gained access to this market by supplying the correct press technology,” added Nils Evers, GM, Nilpeter Latin America.