ABG adds rebranded smart shrink sleeve solutions to portfolio
AB Graphic International (ABG) has rebranded a range of Enprom Solutions’ smart shrink sleeve machines to expand its offering. The move aims to provide customers in the label sector with the opportunity to diversify into the shrink sleeve market, with the added reassurance that they are buying from a leading global print finishing brand with 65 years experience.
Previously forming part of Enprom’s equipment portfolio, the modular range covers seaming, doctoring and cutting solutions. ABG acquired the Spanish converting equipment manufacturer in 2019, to use the acquisition to strengthen and expand their offerings in web based processing, and provide opportunities to enter into new market segments. Having spent 18 months research and training alongside Enprom, the company is now in a position to rebrand the shrink sleeve products as part of its finishing range. All products come with the benefit of ABG’s extensive global service and support and are built with connectivity and automation at the forefront.
Within the offering, shrink sleeves RS, RST, and RS2T are designed to meet the high productivity demands of the labelling market. They are based on the patented Smart Wheel innovation: a motorised roller solvent application system providing high seaming reliability. These solutions create added value to the labelling market by improving productivity, increasing efficiency, improving product quality, reducing operating costs, and reducing waste.
The shrink sleeve DR is a bidirectional doctoring machine. The DR provides label and flexible packaging manufacturers with two working modes. For shrink sleeves, by verifying the correct seaming of the sleeve tube by air balloon validation system with electronic detection; and for the flexible packaging market, through the inspection, control, and doctor of reels up to 400 mm web widths.
Lastly, the cutting machine options include the shrink sleeve IC, providing transversal cutting for formats, transversal pre-cutting for formats or reels and rewinding. The movement of the rollers and the cut are electronically synchronised, which optimises movement and improves productivity.
‘In our quest to provide the market with a single best in class source for their finishing requirements, the rebranding of Enprom’s shrink sleeve solutions is an exciting and pivotal development. We recognise that the market is changing and that our customers want to deliver not just the label but also flexible offerings. We invested in Enprom as we recognised that they were a company who shared similar values to ABG – this has provided us with the opportunity to deliver a complete solution to our customers, along with all the service and support benefits that are synonymous with ABG,’ said Matt Burton, global sales director.
The launch of the newly rebranded smart shrink sleeve solutions will take place in early May, to include webinars, live demos and an e-mail marketing campaign. A dedicated web page can be found here, providing more information and registration for interactive events.