Netherlands • The coating machine combines inline priming with top coating as well as flexo and gravure printing with water based, solvent based and UV curable inks. The new VCM pilot coater replaces the company’s 35 year old RK Rotary Coater after it accumulated an impressive track record of service during more than 20,000 coating runs using more than 250 rolls of film and coating more than 1000 km (621 miles) of film.
“We are very confident that this new pilot coater will significantly contribute to the growth of our business in the Printing and Packaging market,” André Goos, Global Technical Application Manager at DSM.
RK PrintCoat Instruments, based in the UK, designs and manufactures pilot printing/coating technology and colour communication devices. These systems can be used for quality control purposes; for determining process/product feasibility as well as commercial viability; and for the small-scale production of complex materials and products.