Established in 1999 as Liksin Labels Printing Enterprise, the company installed its first European narrow web press in 2001, a Nilpeter, before founding Anlac Labels in 2004. During that time, a variety of UV flexo and water-based press technology has been added, including machines from Omet, Gallus and Gidue, as well as a digital toner unit from Xeikon.
Anlac was the first manufacturer in Vietnam to attain ISO 14001:2014 prior to moving to its purpose-built 5,000 square-meter facility in Tan Duc Industrial Zone in 2011. The converter's labels include added-value techniques such as hot and coil foil, embossing, coating, lamination and the use of holographic foil for both decoration and product protection.
Anlac supplies a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceutical and health and beauty, as well as lubricants and agro-chem in the industrial sector and the customary FMCG products like food, drink, and apparel. In addition to paper-based substrates, Anlac also uses PP, PET and PVC.
Le Quoc Dung (Jackie), purchasing manager at Anlac, says, “Consistent performance is vital to us at Anlac if we are to offer a quality product and service to our customers. We have presses from a variety of manufacturers in-house, and four of them have Vetaphone corona units, which makes life much easier for us. They are compact, easy to maintain and offer complete reliability, which takes one potential problem out of the production process.”
All four of the Vetaphone units are the standard narrow web VE1A type and are fitted to 8-color presses that vary from 10 to 20 years in age. Typical job lengths at Anlac are 100,000 to 200,000 linear meters, run at around 120 m/m, with a split of 65:35 between paper and film substrates. Run lengths on the digital press are from 50 meters upwards.
With demand from Vietnamese customers currently growing at around 10% per year, Anlac is already on three-shift production and looking for new ways to increase productivity.