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TRESU Establishes DigitalSolutions Division


KOLDING, DENMARK | TRESU Group, the global provider of flexographic technology to the packaging, label, and commercial print markets, has established a new division, DigitalSolutions, specializing in coating systems for the digital folding carton printing market.

The new division is focused on developing and producing the company’s iCoat and Pinta flexo coating systems for integration into digital printing lines for sheet-fed folding cartons. 

Company says the iCoat is capable of immediate coating after the printing stage and is designed to integrate seamlessly alongside leading digital printing presses, providing a lean, single-pass converting solution and bringing with it efficiencies in logistics, material waste, set-up, time and manpower.

Working at up to 5000 sheets/hr between 180 and 500 gsm, the iCoat coater includes a flexo unit capable of applying spot and flood varnishes. It also features corona treatment, quick-change sleeve technology, and the ability to switch from UV to aqueous varnish within a few minutes. Market sectors targeted by TRESU DigitalSolutions include cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, retail promotional packaging, and foods.

To spearhead development of the market, company has appointed Christian Matzen as VP of the DigitalSolutions division. He says, “In a matter of months, the team responsible for building the iCoat has grown from four people to 43. We are now building at a rate of one per week, but the surge in demand is not so surprising. There is a great demand generally for digital solutions, because it enables the flexibility of short runs, greater packaging variations, serial numbering, and interactive packaging, and considerable cost efficiencies too. [Our] iCoat‘s ability to integrate with the digital process brings those possibilities to sheet-fed folding carton converting…while offering the same the outstanding quality delivered by conventional process.”

TRESU DigitalSolutions’ new dedicated Demo Centre comprises a live iCoat system featuring double-sided coating. The centre enables converters and brand owners to speed up product development by testing substrates and coating media. Company is also using the Centre to drive innovation of a new proprietary varnish range, optimized for the coater, and to provide dedicated training facilities.

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