Successful Installation of FA-Line at Netpack Italy

Netpack, a part of Sorma Group, has acquired a Nilpeter FA-Line for the company facility in Cesena in northern Italy.

“The new press has considerably exceeded our expectations. We have introduced a lean process for job-change, which has resulted in a remarkable reduction of waste and time spent. The new generation UV-lamp has added efficiency and reduced our power consumption, limiting emissions, which is part of our company policy,” says Giorgini Mariano, Production Manager of Netpack Italy.

“The operators working on our new FA-Line have really appreciated the reduction of moving parts, the need for cleaning, and all the lightweight components, so our printers are quite excited. Only a few weeks after commissioning we are running at production speeds double that of our Nilpeter FB-3300 and FA-3300,” he concludes.

Built Around the Modern Printing OperatorBuilt around the modern print operator, with an intuitive user-interface and fully mobile print controls, the Nilpeter FA-Line provides a maximum level of stability, the tightest register tolerance, and excellent printing results on multiple substrates: All normal self-adhesive materials, including flexible packaging films, polymer films, metallic films, and paper. The FA features Nilpeter’s lightweight, easy-load sleeves for reduced setup times, easy handling, increased production speeds, higher printing quality, and impressive durability, not to mention a lower cost per label.

Validating the Plug and Play Concept“The installation at Netpack has once again validated the plug and play concept, which has almost gone “viral” among Italian label printers, when talking about the Nilpeter FA-Line,” says Angelo Tribocco, Sales Manager, Nilpeter srl.

“Besides great appreciation for the quality and stability of the press, Netpack has built a new lean converting setup around the press, which has greatly improved performance. The high level of automation, and the average speed of the press, has required a re-organization of clich and paper feeding to satisfy the new equipment,” he concludes.

Netpack – A Part of Sorma GroupNetpack was founded in the late 1980’s and specializes in the production of flexible packaging in net and film. The entire production is carried out in-house; from graphic design and printing plates, to processing of raw materials, printing, and lamination. The company strives to provide eye-catching packaging, which can add value to customer products. Netpack is widely known for the Vertbag, which revolutionized the 90’s way of packaging fruit and vegetables, thanks to its wide space for advertisement and production information. To this day, the Vertbag is still one of the most sought-after forms of packaging by large-scale retail companies, in Italy and abroad. The experience accrued over the years, the high levels of technology, and the qualified team working closely with fruit and vegetables companies, has contributed to Netpack becoming a leader in this market sector.

Sorma Group was founded in 1973 and is currently the only group of companies in the world able to offer the entire line of machinery and technical material needed to automatically select, weigh, and package fruit and vegetables. Sorma Group offers more that 160 automatic machines, entirely developed by a team of 35 engineers, and protected by 60 patents. Sorma Group has offices in Spain, Germany, France, Turkey, The Netherlands, USA, and Brazil, with more than 40 specialized distributors operating globally.