Trelleborg Printing Solutions will show a range of offset blanket samples specifically designed for metal packaging at Asia CanTech 2017, which takes place from 30th October to 1st November in Bangkok, Thailand. Metal packaging has increased significantly throughout the Asia Pacific region in recent years, as Andrea Trevisi, South East Asia Sales Manager for Trelleborg, explains.
“The growth of metal packaging, which has been fuelled by sectors such as canned food /drinks, looks set to continue,” he says. “This presents a huge potential to printers operating in this field, but it also raises several challenges because to remain efficient in an ever demanding market the offset presses used must be as effective as possible.
“This means that consumables have to meet the very particular requirements of printing on to metal and the offset blanket is one of the most vital elements in producing work successfully. Trelleborg will have experts available throughout Asia CanTech 2017 and delegates will be able to discuss any issues relating to the use of blankets with metal packaging.”
One of the most popular Trelleborg products for this sector is Vulcan Pack UV, which allows excellent halftone reproduction in addition to smooth, solid coverage, which is a key requirement of UV printing inks on metal. The blanket ensures good ink transfer while its resistance to edge marking results in an impressive lifetime. Vulcan Pack UV is available in 3 ply (1.96 mm) and has a purple surface.
“We’ve had a tremendous response to Vulcan Pack UV since launching it into the Asian Pacific market, partly because printers have loved the stability and consistency it provides on the press,” says Andrea Trevisi. “Once a customer has fitted the blanket they have not encountered any further blanket related issues, and this has become a huge selling point as word has spread.
“As a leading offset blanket manufacturer Trelleborg is perfectly placed to develop solutions for specialist printing applications that require very precise features. We have also established a network of highly experienced distributors across the Asia Pacific region and they provide first class on-site service and support. What is also crucial is that we are able to provide blankets at very short notice and this has enabled us to help printers meet increasingly tight and unpredictable deadlines.
“We look forward to meeting printers at Asia CanTech 2017 and discussing how we can help to improve the efficiency of their presses by providing the correct offset blanket.”