US-based Web Industries has invested in two W&H Astraflex 8-color central impression flexographic presses for its facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana, US.
The new 64” wide printing presses, which feature quality control and defect detection equipment, will complement the company’s existing high-speed, wide-width converting machines.
The new presses will be used to offer large format spooling, large outside diameter (OD) slitting, and wide-web multi-color printing services.
Web Industries said that the new presses will also allow it offer visually appealing graphics with the assurance of defect-free products for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies.
Web Industries Corporate Development vice-president Kevin Young said: “Increasingly, consumer product companies are turning to multi-color printing to help differentiate their brands in the marketplace.
“At the same time, they have to control product costs. Web Industries supports both of those objectives by bringing multi-color printing to the other large format converting services that Web Fort Wayne performs. This allows us to offer economies of scale that others cannot match.”
The Web Fort Wayne facility uses slitting and spooling lines to provide large format converting of nonwovens and films.
Web Industries said in a statement: “Adding wide-width multi-color printing to this location further leverages Web’s existing capacity, capabilities, and knowledge base to offer the CPG market a unique set of collocated services independent of material supplier choice.”
Web Industries offers optimized flexible material processing solutions designed to deliver converted product in the format of choice for efficient, cost-effective downstream product manufacturing.
The firm expects the acquisition of the new printing assets to continue its focus on meeting the CPG market needs.
Image: A W&H Astraflex 8-color central impression flexographic press. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.