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Romer Etikett invests in new Solaris ink-dispensing system

Published on 2007-02-12. Author : SpecialChem

ORPINGTON, ENGLAND -- German label converter Römer Etikett is the first customer to install the Solaris Colorsat new ink-dispensing system developed in a partnership between Sun Chemical and GSE Dispensing. The company has improved its ink room productivity by 30% since installing the system three months ago.

Specialist label printer Römer Etikett, based at Marburg, near Frankfurt, is winning new business from brand owners after investing in state-of-the-art technology that is designed to meet specific requirements of narrow-web converters. Colour consistency, productivity and quality have all improved.

Römer Etikett's customer base includes many of the best-known German and international companies covering the food and drink, hygiene and cosmetics and technology sectors.

Alexander Römer, managing director of family-owned Römer Etikett, said: "Take Nestlé for example. Five years ago, a single order of a million labels would involve just one print run after set up. Today we get the same order but the requirements involve 200,000 labels in orange, the same number in, say, red or blue - and then perhaps a mixture.

"We blend up to 70 different colours per month on average - accurately producing a large variety of special colours in small amounts is absolutely vital. Brand owners want the same consistency today as they did six months ago - and this ink-dispensing system enables that to happen. We have had a 30% improvement in ink room set-up costs."

Jonathan Sexton, Sun Chemical's European product manager, Narrow Web Labels, said: "These results from our first customer are a perfect example of how the Solaris Colorsat dispenser is now bringing narrow web printers real savings and improved speed-to-press. Römer Etikett is already finding that the machine is easy to use and, with hardly any moving parts, it requires minimal maintenance."

Anne Lourens, managing director of GSE Dispensing, said: "Römer Etikett is expecting a return on investment of as little as 18 months, which will be achieved by raising quality levels and dramatically driving the cost out of the supply chain by using return inks."

About Sun Chemical

Sun Chemical, the world's largest producer of printing inks and pigments, is a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets. With annual sales of approximately $3.5 billion, Sun Chemical has over 11,000 employees supporting customers around the world. The Sun Chemical Group of companies includes such established names as Coates, Hartmann, Kohl & Madden, and US Ink.
Sun Chemical Corporation in the U.S. and Sun Chemical Limited in England are subsidiaries of Sun Chemical Group B.V., the Netherlands. Sun Chemical has headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A.; Slough, England; and Weesp, the Netherlands.

Source: Sun Chemical

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