Fibrafil, S.A., a modern label printer based out of Lima, Peru, has purchased a Performance Series P5 from Mark Andy. This marks the first Performance Series press to be sold into the Latin American country.
Facilitated by the local Mark Andy distributor, Ferrostaal Perú S.A.C., the Performance Series P5 is a high-efficiency narrow-web flexo press which will focus on production of labels to meet the growing demand in the region. The 17 inch (430mm) UV / water-based combination press is equipped with nine print stations, chilled impression rolls, pre-register, auto-register and the innovation award-winning Quick Change Die Cut (QCDC) die station. Rail mounted accessories include a web turnbar, cold foil and CT lamination capabilities. Intended to primarily support pressure-sensitive label production, the machine is also capable of running PET materials at speeds up to 750 fpm (230m/min).
The Performance Series P5 marks the second narrow-web label press for the Lima, Peru facility, which began its converting business by producing labels for its locally produced agro-industrial products. Quickly Fibrafil began to see the potential in the Peruvian label market, prompting investment in additional presses and support equipment including a rewinder, plate mounter and anilox cleaning system. This investment has paid off for Fibrafil, making them one of the biggest players in the Peruvian label market.
“The Mark Andy Performance Series impressed us with its expansive capabilities and waste savings” stated Nicolas Zaidan, general manager, Grupo Fibrafil. “We are proud to have the first Performance Series press in Peru and believe this investment will help us meet the quick turnaround requirements of our customers, while also allowing us additional capacity to further expand our business.”
Source: Mark Andy