New label capability expands customer offering

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RPC bpi protec Worcester has invested £1.7 million in a new flexographic printing press and slitting machine for the production of reel fed labels.

Ideal for applications such as water, soft drinks, cooking oils and milk, the specialist labels material offers excellent tensile strength for faster application speeds and the elimination of web breaks. The strength of the material also allows thinner gauge film to be used for valuable weight reduction. In addition, this delivers more labels per standard reel to help minimise changeover times.

The new flexo press produces high quality labels in up to eight colours for effective on-shelf impact and differentiation, with tight tolerances for accurate application onto bottles. Equally important, it has the flexibility to produce short runs in order to respond quickly to changing market demands.

This latest investment underlines RPC bpi protec’s commitment to delivering new solutions to meet the changing needs of fast moving and competitive markets.

‘This is an important part of our on-going investment strategy,’ explained RPC bpi protec’s general manager Eric Roche. ‘We are pleased to have added this print capability as part of our product and will continue to work in the development of specific solutions to meet customer’s individual requirements.’

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