CREWE, England, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Folding carton specialist Benson Group, UK packaging company of the year, has announced details of its first move into the pharmaceutical labels sector with the purchase of a Gallus EM340S printing press with a Scantech VisionTrack rewind and inspection machine for its pharmaceutical-focused Medica Packaging business in Crewe, Cheshire.
The company cites customer demand as being the key driving factor behind the move. "We are now able to offer pharmaceutical customers the creation of cartons, leaflets and labels all from one production site. We do not believe that any other business in the UK is able to offer this single site production focus for pharma customers," said Mark Kerridge, Benson Group Managing Director. "Single site production helps to ensure consistency of print quality across all three elements, as well as offering customers the facility to purchase a complete packaging "kit". For many pharmaceutical companies a single site audit also offers significant benefits."
The seven-colour Gallus EM340S UV-Flexographic press, is capable of a wide range of pharmaceutical label production formats, including reverse printing, printing on adhesive, edge slit, in-line die cutting, as well as printing onto a wide range of substrates, from paper to unsupported film, with weights from 25 microns through to 400 microns. The flexibility of the machine means that other printing processes and label formats such as silk screen, foil blocking and "peel 'n' read", can be added to the machine at anytime. Print production will use Benzophenone free, low-odour printing inks, suited for both food and pharmaceutical packaging requirements. Anticipated average production speed of the machine is in the region of 80 metres per minute.
Quality assurance is very much to the fore with the new machine, and the
production system that is being put in place around it. Medic
|SOURCE Benson Group|
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