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Goss Opens New Packaging Technology Center


DURHAM, NH | Goss International announces a new Packaging Technology Center in Durham featuring as its centerpiece the Vpak web offset press. 

The company will also use the 650-sq-m (7,000-sq-ft) Center to bring converters, brand owners, and suppliers together to jointly explore market requirements and new print production ideas.

According to Peter Walczak, director of product management for Goss, investment in the Center is a further indication of the Goss commitment to the packaging sector. “Converters and brand owners are looking for lower costs, higher print quality, easier repeatability, faster turnaround times, and shorter run lengths. We have created a facility to demonstrate our Vpak web offset technology and also to generate and test new concepts for improved package printing.”

The initial Vpak press system in operation at the Center has seven web offset units as well as EB and UV curing and flexo coating capabilities. The system prints on film substrates from 9–75 microns thick and board substrates as thick as 100 gsm. Web widths to 850 mm (33.5 in.) can be accommodated, and the repeat range is from 406–812 mm (16–32 in.).

With the opening of the Packaging Technology Center, Goss has expanded its schedule of Vpak press demonstration, testing, and training sessions for customers and prospects in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Educational programs for converters and brand owners will begin later this spring. The Center is also available as a controlled site for suppliers interested in testing inks, chemicals, and auxiliary technologies for web offset production.

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