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Chesapeake installs Mark Andy flexo label press at North Wales facility

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Chesapeake installs Mark Andy flexo label press at North Wales facility

May 22, 2013 - 10:56

OLD AMERSHAM, UK, May 22, 2013 (Press Release) -Chesapeake, a leading global manufacturer of pharmaceutical and healthcare packaging, has installed a Mark Andy P7 flexo label press at its Wrexham operation in North Wales. Ian Bates, Wrexham's Operations Director, commented, "The Mark Andy press will support our growth plans and extend our capabilities. We can now produce a greater range of labels particularly complex designs requiring a high number of colours. The P7 press is also equipped with many quality control and time-saving features which will help us strengthen the quality and service levels we deliver to our customers."

The Mark Andy P7 flexo press is equipped with 8 UV and Hot Air flexo print units. The machine set-up is fully automated, print quality is monitored by an in-line camera inspection system and adjusted at any manufacturing speed across a full range of substrates. The Mark Andy P7 is ideal for short run lengths where a rapid changeover is essential.

The press is part of Chesapeake's ongoing investment programme which has benefited all its global operations. This includes the recent installation of a Gidue M5 digital label press at one of Wrexham's sister sites at Bourne, Lincolnshire. Ian Bates went onto say, "We have been impressed with the increased automation and environmental related improvements offered by the press. The inline quality inspection system from AVT as well as the automatic register functions of the press will enable us to maintain even greater product consistency for our customers. The efficiency improvements will also significantly reduce both ink and material waste helping us to meet our environmental goals."