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Rotoflex Canada is moving

Rotoflex Canada to move into bigger production facility

Converting and finishing equipment manufacturer Rotoflex, a part of Mark Andy, has opened a new facility in Mississauga, Ontario, to where the company is moving its operation in the upcoming weeks.

The new facility, also in Mississauga Canada, is located just a few miles away, and it’s in the final stages of preparation to receive the entire Rotoflex operation.

‘The shift resulted from the increased demand we have observed in the past couple of years. We currently have a strong order book leading to the end of the first quarter of 2021 and plans to grow our team as we increase manufacturing capacity to ensure customers will have their machines running in the pressroom when they need it,’ said Kevin Gourlay, senior vice president at Rotoflex.

The leadership has also announced that the company grew approximately 30 percent over the previous year due to strategic management decisions involving increased R&D investments to improve final product quality and accelerate lead times, eliminating outsourced production and increased customer demand.

‘Bringing manufacturing in-house is certainly one of the leading factors facilitating our growth. Being independent allows us to better control production schedules, platform standardization, aftermarket support, and even pricing. We can now create robust machines in less time and offer them to the market at more attractive prices. Customers have noticed all these changes and are responding to it,’ added Gourlay.

In September 2020, Rotoflex launched two high-speed digital finishers: DF1, designed to improve production capacities of label converters, and VTI Series created to ensure conformity with stringent regulations of the pharmaceutical and high-security packaging industries.

‘We have another exciting launch in the works for 2021, and we will share more details as the time comes,’ added Gourlay. ‘In the meantime, we continue to offer customized solutions and accommodate unique production needs like the one we designed for JH Bertrand earlier this year.’

The Benefits and Potential of Anilox Control

The Benefits and Potential of Anilox Control

As Flexo settles into the 21st century after surging ahead on the back of laser development, it is becoming more apparent that simply ‘cleaning’ the anilox is no longer good enough

The process has reached a pivotal point with increased screen counts and laser engraved plates pushing flexo into a new era. However underneath the drive for improved print quality lies a fundamental issue – cleaning the anilox, safely, fully and consistently.

Flexo’s new paradigm is ‘Anilox Control’- ensuring the roll is used in such a way to deliver the very best results through stringent care, maintenance and management. But with cell walls now down to 2-3µ wide, the choice of how to achieve this is thinning. What is actually meant by ‘clean’? The word has such a wide scope. If the roll is not returned to 100% of it’s full available volume, then it’s not clean, pure and simple. ‘Cleaning’ is simply inadequate if we want to take full advantage of our high screen aniloxes. Why invest in a set of 1200lpi anilox rolls if you don’t have the ability to get them 100% clean on a regular basis? By keeping the anilox 100% clean you can gain control the process, the output and as such, the profit, a mantra that is simplistic but very true.

The process of flexo is found in the pre-press. If you control what goes into the press you inevitably control what comes out and by consistently rendering the roll 100% clean, 6 tangible, cost saving benefits will be achieved:

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