The Dutch company Decolabel have installed an additional UV printing press to boost the reliability of their production and their overall efficiency.
Decolabel bv is a family-run business founded in 1989 in Roosendaal, in the Netherlands. Their product range includes innovative labelling solutions and self-adhesive specialty labels for a variety of industries. The company employs 28 staff and due to their convenient location near the border with Belgium, Decolabel enjoy significant cross-border business with countries such as Belgium, France and Germany. Indeed 50% of the production goes to export markets in neighbouring countries.
In 2014 Decolabel installed a brand new Nilpeter flexo machine with a GEW UV curing system: an FA-4* 8-colour press with 8 45cm-wide GEW UV-curing positions, four hot air dryers, a double die-cutting unit and a cross-over unit handling Zeller+Gmelin inks on substrates between 75 and 350µm.
The decision in favour of the GEW UV system was largely due to Decolabel’s desire to ensure new investments go only into reliable, futureproof technologies. All of the printing machines at Decolabel are fitted with GEW UV curing systems.
Leander Dekker, Production Manager at Decolabel, explains: “Our objective was to increase our production speed, allow to very fast job-changes, while at the same time maintaining our high quality levels at competitive prices. GEW’s UV system conclusively offered that package of efficiency, reliability and consistent productivity.”
With the GEW E2C system Decolabel are able to generate fresh turnover with new and established customers by further improving on their offer for sandwich labels and multiple-layer labels including special UV varnishes and glue-killers. “We are able to achieve very high scratch resistance which is important to our customers with high demand labels”, adds Dekker.
The GEW UV system based on the high efficiency E2C unit brings the additional benefits of fast burn-in and shut-down times with long production runs without unscheduled stoppages. Dekker concludes: “The E2C lamphead combined with the e-Brick power supply ensure accurate curing at high speeds with no downtime.”