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South Africa’s Advanced Labels purchases Nilpeter FA flexo press

South Africa-based labeling firm Advanced Labels has purchased and installed a new Nilpeter FA flexo press to expand its capacity to serve the self-adhesive labeling market.

The investment in the Nilpeter’s FA flexo press also allows the firm to insource production of yoghurt lids and in-mould labels.

The new press is expected to complement the Advanced Labels’ existing three Nilpeter presses purchased earlier.

Advanced Labels purchased the first Nilpeter FB-2500 seven years ago followed by another two of the same model at a later stage.

Advanced Labels managing director Richard Jones said: “Looking to add production capacity, we visited Nilpeter last year and were very interested – so after seeing the new FA with all its improvements at LabelExpo, we knew it was the right choice for us.

“It offers a big step up in efficiency for Advanced Labels, and we really like the new Cleaninking chambers, and the Quick Change Die Unit.”

“Furthermore, the press reduces downtime with better accuracy on registration, and overall, our printers are excited about what they can achieve with the new press.”

The All New FA flexo press purchased by Advanced Labels comprises rail-based UV-lamination and Quick Change Die.

Advanced Labels is also upgrading its existing FB-2500 presses with LED lighting from Fujifilm.

Jones further said: “Our customers are already starting to see the many possibilities and opportunities from the new FA – services and products on many different substrates, from 200g cardboard to filmic materials etc.

“This press really pushes flexo to its limits, and with it we are not only targeting the niche market of yoghurt lids and in-moulds, but also adding capacity in the highly competitive South African self-adhesive label market.”

Advanced specializes in pharmaceutical, home & personal care, chemical, FMCG, ‘Peel & Read’, ‘Coupon’ and on-pack ‘Booklet’ labels.

Image: Officials from Advanced Labels with Nilpeter’s  FA flexo press. Photo: courtesy of Nilpeter A/S.