Goss Packaging Technology Center: A New year gift

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Goss International will open a specialized facility at the company’s headquarters in Durham, New Hampshire (USA) in January 2014 for demonstration of its Sunday Vpak web offset presses, as well as a wide range of print, technology and consumables testing. The new Packaging Technology Center will also serve as a catalyst for programmes bringing packaging producers, brand owners and suppliers together to discuss market requirements and new production concepts.

“The Sunday Vpak platform can provide higher quality, lower costs and faster turnaround times for packaging printing,” Rick Nichols president and CEO of Goss International says. “Our investment in the equipment and the resources to staff this Center demonstrates our commitment to the packaging sector and our confidence in the advantages that web offset can deliver over traditional gravure and flexographic systems.”

The Sunday Vpak 500 press system at the Goss Packaging Technology Center will feature seven web offset printing units with a web width of 850 mm (33.5 inches) and a repeat range of 406 – 812 mm (16 – 32 inches). The system will be equipped with a flexo unit and UV and EB curing capabilities and will accommodate film substrates from 9 to 75 microns thick and paper products as heavy as 100 gsm. The 650-square-meter (7,000-square-foot) Packaging Center will be equipped initially with a versatile Goss Sunday Vpak 500 press system configured for printing on film and paper substrates.

Partners supplying equipment and consumables to support the new Packaging Technology Center and its first Sunday Vpak press include ESI, Flint, Martin Automatic, Nela, Prime UV, QuadTech, Technotrans and Vataphone.

For the first time, Goss exhibited at Labelexpo Europe 2013 and showcased their Sunday Vpak system.

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