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KPG Specialist Presses

KPG (Europe) Limited
13 Holkham Road
Orton Southgate
Peterborough
PE2 6TE

t: +44 (0) 1733 235 533
f: +44 (0) 1733 235 117

w: www.kpgeurope.com
e: info@kpgeurope.com

 

KPG News

 

STOP PRESS: KPG 18 colour Euroflex 400 press ordered by Supravis S.A. Poland ”

 

For the latest KPG news please view the following press releases.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 01/09/13

 

Euroflex gets wider

 

 

KPG has extended the web widths of the Euroflex press range to include a 520mm version.  As with the existing 260 and 400mm web widths, the new wider press is available for dual and single-pass production, using a single central impression drum.

 

In addition to their existing range of presses with UV curing, KPG Europe is now able to supply presses configured with hot air drying and IR systems. Manufactured to meet ATEX approved standards, the new presses are suitable for use with solvent, alcohol and water based inks.

 

Fitted with air drying or a combined air/IR and UV curing designed by KPG partners Deutsche Mechatronics, it is now possible to use different types of ink on the one press.   Based on an interchangeable slide-in cartridge system, it is possible to change from one system to another within 30 minutes

 

By combining the expertise of both companies, KPG customers’ can benefit from higher returns on their capital investment, through having a press with flexible capability and changing technology, to meet varying production demands.  Glenn Miller, Technical Sales Director at KPG Europe, also believes that the new presses meet customer needs for more cost effective production, in terms of maximum press utilisation, using different substrates and ink types.

 

KPG has also extended the web widths of their casing presses to include a 520mm version.  As with the existing 260 and 400mm web widths, the new wider press is available for dual-pass production using a single central impression drum or as a twin-drum version offering front and back printing.

Euroflex dual-pass presses provide exceptional value, with up to 8-print units located on a single temperature controlled central impression drum.  With 8-colour printing on both sides of the web, the press can additionally feature varnishing, in-line coating and extra units for printing white on both sides of film and casings, as well as rotary screen, digital printing and foiling modules.

 

Built for durability and reliable operation 24 hours/day, all Euroflex presses can be specified for non-stop production using in-line fully automatic unwind/rewind systems.

 

Depending on press type, many features are included as standard, such as temperature controlled or chilled central impression drums, chill rollers, corona treater, closed chambers and for casings a unique scraper system enabling 360o printing of all-round graphic designs.

Euroflex packaging presses can be specified for label production, printing ABL/PBL tube barrier laminates, films, casings and polybags.  Additionally, with the appropriate configuration, all these applications can be handled by ‘Just One’ Euroflex press.

 

For further information on this casing press, please click here.

             

For further information contact KPG European office.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 29/04/13

 

Enhanced range of Euroflex Casing Presses 

 

New versions of the successful Euroflex casing press range will be launched at IFFA 2013.

 

In addition to their existing range of presses with UV curing, KPG Europe is now able to supply presses configured with hot air drying and IR systems. Manufactured to meet  ATEX approved standards, the new presses are suitable for use with solvent, alcohol and water based inks.

 

Fitted with air drying or a combined air/IR and UV curing designed by our partners Deutsche Mechatronics, it is now possible to use different types of ink on the one press.   Based on an interchangeable slide-in cartridge system, it is possible to change from one system to another within 30 minutes.

 

All versions include as standard, a unique scraper system enabling 360o printing of all-round graphic designs, chill rollers and corona treatment.

Euroflex casing presses can also be used for printing polybags and films. 

 

For further information on this casing press, please click here.

             

For further information contact KPG European office.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 02/12/11

 

Bulgarian company choose Euroflex Casing Press 

 

KPG Europe has recently installed a Euroflex Dual-Pass Casing Press at Excellpack Bulgaria.  Excellpack are a leading producer of high quality printed polyamide food casings, serving both their domestic market and exporting to Eastern and Southern European countries. 

 

Prior to ordering the Euroflex,  Excellpack conducted extensive print quality tests on presses from other major suppliers.  Kristo Karamanov, Managing Director concluded ‘that the Euroflex not only consistently produced the best print quality, but the standard of engineering ensured the production reliability essential for our business. 

 

Additionally, press stability at high operating speeds was also an important factor to us. The Euroflex performs with virtually zero vibration, enabling us to achieve excellent print registration, irrespective of print design and speeds’.

 

For further information on this casing press, please click here.

             

For further information contact KPG European office.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 04/09/11

 

Customised web transport bases

 

KPG have extended their DP Series of web transport bases and are now able to offer three standard web widths; 150mm, 250mm and 350mm.  The Company can supply a total package of transport base, with inkjet printing heads, or simply a customised base, with heads specified by the customer.

 

For further information on this inkjet press, please click here.

 

Alternatively  contact KPG European office.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 02/09/11

 

Euroflex ‘One Press’ for multiple applications

 

KPG are launching their Euroflex ‘One Press’ at Labelexpo.  As a sponsor of the newly established Print Packaging Zone, the company decided to take the opportunity of showing this packaging press for the first time at Labelexpo.  The new press illustrates the diverse applications possible, with just one press and the opportunities available to label manufacturers looking for new markets.

 

The Euroflex ‘One Press’ from KPG has been designed for multiple packaging applications.  Just ‘One Press’ is capable of printing polyamide casings, polybags, ABL/PBL tube laminates, packaging and shrink films, labels and small cartons.

 

Based on one or two temperature controlled central impressions drums, pin-point print registration and consistent web tension control is assured.  Excellent print quality and reliability are key features of the Euroflex, which is designed to operate at high speeds, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

 

An extensive range of options including different print processes, UV varnish and converting features, provide maximum production versatility. A unique feature designed specifically for the printed casings market, is the KPG scraper system, which enables 360 0 printing for all-round graphic designs.

 

Available in two standard web widths of 270mm and 400mm and with up to 16 colours located on 1000mm or 1800mm steel central impression drums, the Euroflex can also be specified for non-stop production, assuring minimal down-time and waste.  The Euroflex is available with UV, IR or hot air drying systems and with open or closed ink chambers.

 

Additionally, dual-pass technology further enhances the colour capacity of Euroflex and provides a cost effective option for printing full colour on both sides of the web.

 

With  only minor changes in specification,  the Euroflex ‘One Press’ is ideal for printing a range of products for different markets.  The one press for all strategy, enables maximum press utilisation and as such, an exceptional return on investment.

 

For further information contact KPG European office.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 05/05/10

 

NEW EUROFLEX CASINGS PRESSES

 

Specialist press manufacturer, KPG have added to their range of purpose designed Euroflex casing presses, with the launch of a 520mm web width version and presses for use with solvent based inks.

 

Fitted with closed chamber printing units and air drying, the new explosion proof presses are suitable for printing all types of casings and polybags, whilst the 520mm version is also ideal for printing packaging films.

 

A second Euroflex 12-colour, fully automatic press will shortly be installed at SLAVA, a leading Russian supplier of printed casings.  This new press, built to the same specification as the first, will be their second KPG press to be installed at the company within three years.

 

A video programme featuring Euroflex casing and film presses is available on request.

For further information on this casing press, please click here.

 

Alternatively contact KPG European office 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 05/08/09

 

PRESS TECHNOLOGY ENHANCES TRANSPORT BASE DESIGN

 

A range of web transport base systems will be launched by KPG at Labelexpo.

 

For further information contact KPG European office.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 02/03/09

 

NEW 8 COLOUR FLEXO PRESS FOR TUBE LAMINATE PRINTING 

 

Specialist press manufacturer, KPG have added to their range of purpose designed machines with the launch of a single drum Euroflex 9-colour press, including varnish.  Specifically designed for printing ABL/PBL tube laminates, the press provides non-stop production.

 

A CD of the press is available on request.

 

For further information on this tube laminate press, please click here.

 

Alternatively contact KPG European office.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 14/07/08

 

18 Colours for casings

 

Believed to be the only press of its type in the world, KPG Europe has installed an 18-colour 270 flexo press for printing artificial food casings at the Supravis Group S.A. Based in Bydgoszcz, Poland, Supravis is recognised as being a major producer of food packaging for the Polish market, as well as exporting some 50% of their output.

 

Glenn Miller, Technical Sales Director of KPG (Europe) said that “it took more than 18 months to finalise the technical specification of the press to meet the application requirements of Supravis. The result is a high performance press meeting a very specific application. This has been a complex but rewarding project, working closely with Supravis; to take a new design concept, to press manufacture and finally press installation”.

 

This Euroflex specialist press is available with various configurations including a dual-pass version. This is a very cost effective option based on a single impression drum, turn-bar with cross-over unit and web compensator. Fitted with six or eight print units, the same colours can also be printed in register, on the reverse of the web.  A semi-automatic version with festoons, allows the web to be manually spliced without stopping the press. A start/stop press is also available.

 

A CD of the press is available on request.

 

For further information on this casing press, please click here.

 

Alternatively contact KPG European office.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 07/08/07

 

Reciprocal Agreement

 

GIC-OMEGHER leading producers of web and label finishing equipment, have appointed KPG (Europe), well known suppliers of flexographic, combination and specialist presses, as their UK distributor. GIC have been the French distributor of the Toyokoki / KPG built presses for many years. Additionally, the two companies have become OEM partners enabling joint developments to be bought to the market place, including the integration of the GIC-OMEGHER finishing systems into the specialist presses of KPG.

 

Bruno Vitali, Managing Director of GIC-OMEGHER states that the agreement with KPG Europe “will enable customers to benefit from high speed in-line solutions, by combining our technology for RFID product applications and booklet label encapsulation, into KPG specialist presses. The aim is to combine our expertise, so that we are able to provide customized solutions to meet specific printing, converting and product finishing applications”.

 

Glenn Miller, Managing Director of KPG (Europe) believes that the three-way agreement with GIC-OMEGHER is an exciting and natural development for both companies; with complimenting technology enabling customers in very competitive markets, to take advantage of added value solutions, jointly developed by GIC-OMEGHER and KPG (Europe).

 

GIC-OMEGHER have recently launched their new A4 Moduform Compact.  This sheet-fed web finishing machine is able to integrate labels, plastic cards and RFID products onto pre-printed sheets.  These are all applications required by the mailing and direct marketing industries. The Moduform Compact is the only system world-wide, to match the sheet-fed market in terms of high speed production, whilst simultaneously providing a real added value solution.

 

For roll-fed printers and finishing houses, GIC-OMEGHER supply the Modular 50 reel-to-reel web finishing machine.  With a running speed of 150m/min, the machine will demonstrate a RFID application unit and a DIN A4 Dual-Cutter.  Providing significant increased productivity, this machine is of particular interest to the high quality business forms market and reel-to-reel printers.

 

Further details are available from the web sites www.gic-omegher.com and www.kpgeurope.com

 

For further information contact KPG European office.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 01/07/2008

 

Dual role for new President

 

Hideya Suzuki, President of KPG Corporation (Japan) has been appointed President of Toyokoki Company Limited. Toyokoki has manufactured Ko-Pack rotary presses for over 20 years and since 2006, specialist presses for KPG wordwide. Mr. Suzuki will also continue to be President of KPG Corporation (Japan).

 

This dual role for Mr. Suzuki will serve to strengthen still further, the relationship between KPG and Toyokoki, combining the design and engineering skills of Toyokoki with the sales and marketing operations of KPG. As former Technical Director of Ko-Pack International, Mr. Suzuki has many years experience of press design/development and engineering. In this role , he has been responsible for many projects resulting in innovative press designs for specialist applications.

 

This new appointment signals the start of a new era for both companies, enabling KPG to respond to new market demands from a proven engineering design base, whilst at the same time utilising many year's experience in providing solutions for difficult and unusual printing/packaging applications.

 

This autumn KPG will be showing the new in-line presses at the following exhibitions: 

 

China Label 2008, Shanghai 3-5 September and Tokyo Pack, Tokyo 7-11 October.

 

For further information contact KPG European office.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 01/08/07

 

Launch of combination stack press

 

KPG are using the opportunity of the forthcoming Labelexpo to launch their new combination stack press.  Utilising four different print processes; screen, uv flexo and letterpress and cold-foiling, the Euro 400 label press has been configured to give the customer maximum production flexibility.

 

With a choice of web paths, the order of printing can be varied to suit the product design required. Auto register controls ensure accurate print registration between the different processes and converting, guaranteeing a high quality label every time.

 

Additionally the press is specified with a festoon enabling reverse side printing in complete register, even when printing filmic labels. At Labelexpo the press will demonstrate the accuracy of this, by printing on the adhesive whilst the festoon takes up the film backing web, prior to relaminating.

 

With a maximum operating speed of up to 100m/min, each letterpress print unit is fitted with a fully retractable print cylinder shaft, making plate changes a quick and easy process. Make-ready is further aided by the inclusion of automatic wash-up on each print unit for cleaning rollers and pre-inking.

 

Other features include the flexo varnish/coldfoil unit being mounted on a second stack providing easy access, corona treater, waste matrix web break sensor, automatic web tension control, heavy duty rotary die-cutting, spot cooler and chill rollers. The press has been designed so that a further rotary die unit or hot-foiling system can be added at a later date.

 

KPG operates a worldwide after-sales technical support service.

 

For further information contact KPG European office.

 

Photographs are available from our stand - Hall 6 Stand H45 or the show press office.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 28/04/07

 

360° printing of artificial casing enhances product sales appeal

 

Specialist press manufactures, KPG (Europe) market a range of presses specifically designed for printing all types of polyamide used for artificial food casing and polybags, as well as packaging films. All models are capable of 360° printing – an absolute must for all-round product designs. Multi-coloured printing in up to 18-colours, greatly enhances the  point-of-sale appeal of packed sausages, meats, smoked cheese and fish. Additionally, high impact printed casings promotes product awareness, attracting customers, increasing brand awareness and sales.

 

Euroflex Casing Presses are marketed worldwide, with sales and technical service being provided by KPG offices in the UK/Europe, USA and Japan. KPG is also supported by a distributor network.

 

For further information on this casing press please click here.

 

Alternatively contact KPG European office.

 

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