Nilpeter flexo units
RAKO Etiketten has increased the flexo capacity of its Witzhave plant near Hamburg, Germany, by installing two Nilpeter UV flexo presses. Both are the recently-introduced FA-4 models each with a 13" web width. The first press has 10 print units, combining flexo with rotary screen, and was installed in October. The second with eight units is scheduled for installation later in November. It will have a non-stop unwind and rewind unit from Martin Automatic for producing label jobs in longer runs.
The group was founded in 1969 and today comprises 20 companies throughout Europe, mostly in Germany, but also in France, Croatia and Ukraine. It currently has around 720 employees. Besides self-adhesive labels, RAKO produces security products, flexible packaging, holograms, and RFID inlay inserting systems. It also has a mechanical engineering business which manufactures and distributes LeoMat finishing lines for narrow web reel products. The RAKO Group operates more than 60 flexo, screen, offset, and letterpress machines. It also has four HP Indigo digital color presses.