The GIDUE Food Packaging program
The combination of UV Flexo and in-line solvent-less lamination is potentially revolutionary for the flexible packaging market. The GIDUE solution avoids any contact of UV inks with the reel (and with the food), by “protecting” the UV printed surface with a laminated film before rewinding. Risks of UV ink migration are virtually eliminated. In particular label converters, who know UV flexo technology since years, could enter the lucrative short-runs flexible packaging market, with a limited “learning” curve”, providing excellent UV flexo print quality.
The Food Packaging Program for UV Flexo developed by GIDUE reduces the need of “entry” legal and laboratory costs for food acceptance certifications. It also increases the overall converting productivity with a “all-in-one-pass” printing and laminating process (over 70% of food packaging is laminated). The new Master™ SL 630 solventless laminator has been developed focusing on short set up times, automated operations, quick change of the lamination roller, servo driven bi-component mixing, semi-automated linear pre-web guide, to enhance the in-line productivity of the Master™ M5 630 Digital Flexo™ press.
It could take some time, but the combination of the Master M5 630 UV flexo press in-line with the Master SL 630 solventless laminator is a serious opportunity for label converters looking at new areas of growth. Label converters could start “one step ahead” by entering the flexible packaging industry, introducing the narrow web established culture of short-runs efficiency, high print quality and creativity.
Flexible packaging converters can use the proven know how of the narrow web industry in short and mid runs production, with the extreme print quality of UV flexoprofit of the narrow-web industry
Since year 2000 GIDUE presses can print on several unsupported filmic substrates for the flexible packaging industry.