Quality certification ISO 9001:2015 for Nu-Maber. A quality mark system management principles focused on customer care, commitment and involvement of the top management, process-oriented approach and constant improvement.
Flexible packaging is used to contain many types of products and is especially designed for the food industry. Frozen food, cakes and pastries, baked products, coffee, snacks, pasta and rice are all suitable for flexible packaging that preserves them longer. For example, flexible materials for frozen food must be resistant to very low temperatures (down to -35°). Also, they must be waterproof and retain water. In some other applications, instead, the most important thing is not resistance but flexibility: biscuits and snacks, for example, are mainly packed in bags that can be easily opened and resealed.
Flexible labels, also known as shrink sleeves, allow a creative and revolutionary packaging of bottles, perfumes, cosmetics, drugs and many other products. Since the 70’s this printing substrate vastly changed the way of packaging. It is not only about the aesthetic appeal of shrink sleeves, but also their ability to protect and promote products.
Flexo means flexographic printing, a way of printing which is different from the traditional processes. Flexo is perfect for printing on traditional materials but also on many modern substrates like flexible packaging, carton, aluminium, plastic film and paper or film labels. Even books and magazines are successfully printed in flexo today. Unlike traditional printing, flexo employs digital photopolymer or rubber plates with water-based, solvent-based or UV inks. The printing forms are inked by a roller called “anilox”, the surface of which is engraved with very fine cells that transfers the correct amount of ink to the plate, which then transfers the ink onto the substrate. Flexo’s most important features are fast printing and quick ink drying.
In June 2016 a new Kodak Flexcel NX Wide line was installed (format size 203x127). It is the most reliable system available for the production of flat-top dot plates with fine screen dots under 1%. This system also improves the ink coverage visible on the printed material and its overall quality.
In 2015, the installation of a grinding machine for sleeves and rubber-coated rollers was completed, enabling our company to conduct an in-house grinding down of the used sleeves received from Customers, both for solid printing and for new engraved jobs, bringing savings in costs, reuse of stock sleeves and a faster service.
In December 2014, Nu-Maber installed the first automated line for plate processing in Italy. The new production line helped to raise quality standards and speed up our production process even more, with an improved service for our Customers.
In July 2013, Nu-Maber completed the installation of a second machine for direct laser engraving on elastomer. The new equipment is a "world first" with a double laser source, one CO² laser and one YAG laser, working simultaneously. The new YAG laser makes it possible to engrave screens of up to 70 lines/cm, while the CO² laser keeps production speed high.
Nu-Maber has obtained the “HD Flexo certification” from EskoArtwork, for the production of high-definition digital plates. The new success has been achieved with the AWP water-washable photopolymer plates: high quality with attention to the environment.