Argentinian packaging holding, Envases Group, has aquired a Nilpeter FA-22 Multi-Substrate Press to further build on their leading status in the South American region. Envases Group has plants in Buenos Aires, San Luis and in Cartagena, Colombia, and specializes in aerosol aluminium 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,” Ignacio Siccardi, Head of Pharmaceutical Division, Envases Group says.
”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,” Ignacio Siccardi continues.
”Our idea and ambition with this investment is to back our customers with their new high velocity blister lines, and offer them a safe, excellent quality and quick lead times to better meet their needs, in either flexo or digital, and in any design,” Ignacio Siccardi concludes.
The FA-Line is the most versatile flexo press on the market – designed to accommodate the printer’s ever-growing needs, and built around the modern print operator, with an intuitive user-interface and fully mobile print controls. The modular, multi-substrate FA-22 provides a maximum level of stability, the tightest register tolerance, and excellent printing results on multiple substrates; all normal self-adhesive materials, including flexible packaging films, polymer films, metallic films, and paper.
”With this investment, Envases Group joins a very special segment in our market. This press will mainly be used to print on aluminium 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. We are very pleased to enter into this partnership and excited to see what the future holds for Envases Group,” says Nils Evers, General Manager, Nilpeter Latin America.