Desmedt Labels Installs Customized Roll Change Technology

Posted: August 24, 2015

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The MBSF butt splicer ('F' denoting film capability) has a higher than standard festoon, but with a short footprint.

Desmedt Labels, the family owned converter based in Bornem, between Antwerp and Brussels, has installed Martin Automatic MBSF unwind/splicers on its Nilpeter and Gidue flexo presses to improve productivity and reduce waste. The Martin technology has been customised to meet the limited space available in the production hall. The result is that the MBSF machines ('F' denoting film capability) have a higher than standard festoon, but with a short footprint.

Speaking for Martin Automatic, European Sales Manager Bernd Schopferer commented: "The beauty of the MBS system is its flexibility and the manner in which it can be tailored to suit almost any configuration and space limitation within the production environment. The Desmedt installation highlights this perfectly."

Desmedt Labels, which was originally founded in Brussels in 1889, was one of the first label converters in continental Europe to achieve HD-Flexo status, and is proud of its reputation for the variety of its quality labels and printed packaging that includes: promotional labels, coupons, dry peel labels, tags, duo and trio labels, and on the security side, tamper evident and RFID labels. Printing is carried out by flexo and digital presses, and the company holds EN ISO 9001-2008 accreditation and is FSC compliant.