Finland-based papermaker Stora Enso sells its rights to make and market new flexo coating system featuring digital printing for integration into sheet-fed folding carton converting to Tresu Group, a Danish flexo technology provider
June 18, 2013
– TRESU Group, the flexo technology provider, has acquired the rights from paper and packaging group Stora Enso to manufacture and market a new flexo coating system for integration into sheet-fed folding carton converting lines that feature the digital printing process.
Originally developed through collaboration between Stora Enso subsidiary Stora Enso Digital Solutions and the TRESU Group, the TRESU Digital Sheet Coater will enable folding carton converters to exploit the enormous growth potential for short production runs and serialisation in a number of high-end niches. These include confectionery, direct marketing, gifts and pharmaceuticals.
Søren Maarssø, TRESU Group COO, comments: “TRESU is delighted to have been chosen by Stora Enso to develop the Digital Sheet Coater to its full potential. Through long-standing partnerships with many of the world’s foremost offset folding carton converters, TRESU has a wealth of expertise to enable the successful integration of coating technology into virtually all carton converting lines, regardless of process. With its capability to offer a competitive means of meeting the demand for shorter production runs, the digital process is important to us and our customers. The TRESU Digital Sheet Coater will enable folding carton converters to smoothly transition to the digital process, capitalise on this growth by offering a raft of innovative value-added coating solutions."
The TRESU Digital Sheet Coater will be built at TRESU Group's Bjert, Denmark-based factory, also the location of the company's global headquarters.