Goss International officially opened its new 7,000-square-foot Packaging Technology Center in Durham, New Hampshire, featuring a Vpak web offset press system.
The star attraction of the new centre is a Goss Vpak 500 press with seven web offset units, as well as EB and UV curing and flexo coating capabilities. The system prints on film substrates from nine to 75 microns thick and board substrates as thick as 100 GSM. The press works with web widths of up to 850 mm (33.5 inches) and a repeat range from 406 to 812 mm (16 to 32 inches).
The new facility is to focus on providing packaging press demonstrations, testing and the development of advanced printing concepts. It will also serve as a controlled site for suppliers interested in testing inks, chemicals and auxiliary technologies for web offset production. Goss plans to bring converters, brand owners and suppliers together to jointly explore market requirements and new print production ideas.
Educational programs for converters and brand owners will begin later this spring. The company expects the Packaging Technology Center to draw in attendees from the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Leveraging unique quick-change sleeve adapter technology, Goss Vpak 500 and Vpak 3000 web offset press models for folding carton, flexible packaging, pre-print and label applications are available in web widths from 520 mm to 1905 mm (20.5 to 75 inches) and print at speeds of up to 457 meters (1,500 feet) per minute.