Flexible Packaging Industry To Benefit From Fujifilm, Nordmeccanica Partnership
As part of a collaboration to create an inkjet press that delivers faster return-on-investment for flexible packaging converters and printers, Fujifilm announces Nordmeccanica as a strategic partner.
This latest partnership agreement with Nordmeccanica follows recent announcements of alliances with HYBRID Software and Henkel Adhesive Technologies and marks another milestone in Fujifilm’s drive to partner with leading suppliers and technology experts for its Jet Press FP790 press from across the flexible packaging industry.
In a written statement issued by the company, Raynald Barillot, category manager of digital packaging at Fujifilm Graphic Communications EMEA, stated, “By collaborating with renowned and leading manufacturers of pre-press and post-press technologies, we can clearly demonstrate that our new Jet Press FP790 is fully compatible and integrates effortlessly into existing production environments offering a ‘plug and play’ digital solution that delivers the highest quality finished packaging with minimal testing, training or setup.”
The partner organizations have worked closely to complete a series of test production trials to assess the compatibility of output from Fujifilm’s Jet Press FP790 digital inkjet press for the flexible food packaging sector. The most recent involved working with Nordmeccanica’s Simplex range of two-layer laminating machines for solvent-less adhesives, which took place at Henkel’s test laboratory.
In the same statement, Barillot remarked, “The clear objective for our new FP790 has been to offer customers an inkjet press that not only produces the best possible printed output, but that delivers on its potential from day one, for a quicker return on investment. For that to be possible, it’s essential for it to work seamlessly with existing best-in-class technologies – be that front-end software, substrates & adhesives or post-press solutions.”
Furthermore, Michele Zanutto, R&D and Technology Director at Nordmeccanica, expressed excitement by the potential of Fujifilm’s new Jet Press FP790 water-based digital inkjet press offering what he deems is a genuinely sustainable production workflow for packaging converters. Zanutto said, “The environmental benefits of Fujifilm’s new digital water-based press, combined with Henkel’s solvent-free adhesives and our solvent-less lamination technology, completes a ‘closed loop’ in terms of delivering a truly sustainable and environmentally friendly production environment. In addition, it will enable packaging converters to remain compliant with the increasingly stringent environmental regulations that are now commonplace throughout our industry.”