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SECOND SOMA FLEXO PRESS AT PABEX AIMED AT GRAVURE AND OFFSET

SECOND SOMA FLEXO PRESS AT PABEX AIMED AT GRAVURE AND OFFSET

Jan 23 2015

SECOND SOMA FLEXO PRESS AT PABEX AIMED AT GRAVURE AND OFFSET

Soma Engineering has announced the installation of a second SomaFlex press at Polish flexible packaging converter, PPHU PABEX Sj. The new 1050mm wide, 10 colour Imperia press will be used to produce high quality printing on laminates and pouches for the food industry and joins an existing eight colour SomaFlex MIDI press supplied seven years ago.

Adam Filipczyk, one of the four co-owners of Pabex said, "We decided on the purchase of the Imperia based on the consistent reliability and problem free operation of the first Soma press that even after seven years, is still producing high quality work to customer expectations. High quality engineering at a competitive price and SOMA’s ability to react quickly and flexibly to our needs in terms of service and support also influenced our decision."

Pabex specialises in offering individual tailored solutions for food packaging as well as supplying products for larger commercial channels such as Lidl and Biedronka. Emphasis is always on the production of high quality graphics and the integrity of its products to maintain shelf life.

"The high performance Imperia provides us with a platform to fine tune the flexo printing process to gravure and offset level," adds Filipczyk. "We aim to refine the printing processes on this press by the end of this year to the extent that customers will not recognise flexo quality from gravure or offset. The new press is twice as fast as the first and its operating speed is almost 400 m/min on eight to10 colour jobs. Our printers are happy with the operating parameters of the machine. Taking into account a few months learning curve, we anticipate the competitive advantages of the new press will be fully visible after two years"

With 100 employees and a plant filled with cutting edge printing and converting technologies, Pabex is one of the leading converters of flexible packaging materials in Poland. Established in 1992, It also claims to be the first company in Poland to introduce flexible packaging closures to its customers. Its products can be seen on shelves at retail outlets throughout Europe, Russia, USA, Canada and Chile.

 

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SOMA Engineering
B.Smetany 380
Lanskroun 56301
Czech Republic
Tel: 420 465 350 825
Fax:420 465 350 815
sales@soma.cz
www.soma-eng.com