Fujifilm’s Latest Partnership Supports ‘Plug And Play’ Production Environment

Fujifilm Latest Partnership Supports ‘Plug And Play’ Production Environment

Fujifilm’s latest alliance with Nordmeccanica, which manufactures coating, laminating and metallising technology, boosts its strategic partnership programme designed to support a ‘plug and play’ production environment for its upcoming Jet Press FP790 digital inkjet press.

This latest partnership agreement with Nordmeccanica follows recent announcements of alliances with HYBRID Software and Henkel Adhesive Technologies, and marks another milestone in Fujifilm’s drive to partner with leading suppliers and technology experts for its Jet Press FP790 press, from across the flexible packaging industry.

The partner organisations have worked closely to complete a series of test production trials to assess compatibility of output from Fujifilm’s Jet Press FP790 digital inkjet press, for the flexible food packaging sector. The most recent involved working with Nordmeccanica’s Simplex range of two-layer laminating machines for solvent-less adhesives, which took place at Henkel’s test laboratory.

Explained Raynald Barillot, Category Manager, Digital Packaging at Fujifilm Graphic Communications EMEA, ‘The clear objective for our new FP790 has been to offer customers an inkjet press that not only produces the best possible printed output, but that delivers on its potential from day one, for a quicker return on investment. For that to be possible, it’s essential for it to work seamlessly with existing best-in-class technologies – be that front-end software, substrates and adhesives or post-press solutions.

‘By collaborating with renowned and leading manufacturers of pre-press and post-press technologies, we can clearly demonstrate that our new Jet Press FP790 is fully compatible and integrates effortlessly into existing production environments offering a ‘plug and play’ digital solution that delivers the highest quality finished packaging with minimal testing, training or set-up.’

Michele Zanutto, R&D and Technology Director at Nordmeccanica, is also excited by the opportunity that Fujifilm’s new Jet Press FP790 water-based digital inkjet press offers packaging converters in terms of presenting a true sustainable production workflow. Zanutto said, ‘The flexible packaging market is constantly looking at ways to improve its environmental footprint, while still addressing the requirements of its customers for quality, functional and creative packaging solutions.’

He continued, ‘The environmental benefits of Fujifilm’s new digital water-based press, combined with Henkel’s solvent-free adhesives and our solvent-less lamination technology, completes a ‘closed loop’ in terms of delivering a truly sustainable and environmentally friendly production environment. In addition, it will enable packaging converters to remain compliant with the increasingly stringent environmental regulations that are now commonplace throughout our industry.’

Fujifilm’s new Jet Press FP790 digital inkjet flexible packaging solution will feature on Fujifilm’s stand at interpack 2023, together with test samples of output completed using Nordmeccanica’s Simplex range of solvent-less laminators.

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