SCEA – Invests in Bobst gravure technology

ITALY • Established in 1977 in the Veneto region of North-East Italy, SCEA soon began a rapid expansion recording annual double-digit growth from the year 2000. This meant SCEA needed to relocate to a larger production facility in Zevio, near Verona, in 2008 in order to accommodate the increasing number of production lines required to match its expanding capacity requirements in gravure and flexo printing, lamination, slitting-rewinding and thermoforming. SCEA’s production serves primarily the food packaging, label and disposable plates and trays market sectors, supplying large customer bases, in both domestic and export markets averaging 3000 tons of goods per year.

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Enzo Pattaro, President of SCEA (center), with daughter Marina Pattaro, quality manger, and son Mauro Pattaro, general manager, in front of the new Bobst gravure printing press in SCEA production plant (Source, Bobst)

To upgrade the performance of the gravure department, SCEA at the end of 2016 installed a 10-colour Bobst RS 4003MP gravure printing line. Configured for shaftless cylinders, the press accommodates a web width up to 1350 mm (53”) and to ensure versatility, it delivers rapid changeover ability and can process a wide range of packaging films at high production speed.

With the new acquisition, SCEA now has expanded their capacity “to provide a very wide range of capabilities across a broad spectrum of materials and application demands in gravure printing,” explained Mauro Pattaro, owner of SCEA. “We are satisfied that the RS 4003 MP perfectly fits our customers’ requirements in terms of responsiveness, short lead times, flexibility and full dedication to quality. The machine’s register performance is excellent in providing consistency throughout long run production, as well as fast register correction at speed variations, keeping waste to minimal levels.  We also appreciate the high production flexibility that derives from the fast job changeover times required for short runs,” said Pattaro.

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