Absolute upgrades multiple BOBST flexopresses

Absolute have just completed the conversion to 2G Carbon Fibre chambers of a further two BOBST Bielefeld flexopresses for the premier manufacturer of paper sacks in the UK

East Riding Sacks (ERS) are the largest independent supplier of multi wall sacks in the UK and a key player in the European sack industry. ERS have a reputation for investing in high quality equipment for both their print and conversion departments. Their relationship with Absolute has developed since 2015 when they were looking to replace the chambers on their 6 colour F+K 16S. The existing systems were both heavy and worn and ERS wanted to use the upgrade as an opportunity to also improve both the performance and ergonomics of the press.

Jürgen Bopzin, East Ridings Technical Engineering Director commented “There are several suppliers of chambered doctor blades, and so we assessed the market alternatives, including the OEM alternatives and decided to try just one 2G Carbon Fibre chamber from Absolute. After a testing period we reviewed the performance and found that it gave us significant improvements in press cleanliness, speed of blade change and ergonomics and on this basis decided to replace the remaining seven units. We are really happy with both the technical expertise Absolute offer, as well as the service and support they have given us since.”

In fact such was the improvement that after several short months ERS decided they would also upgrade their 8 colour BOBST F+K 20SIX press as well. This installation has now been completed and has proven a similar hit with the operators and management. Antony Whiteside, MD of Absolute is also happy with the outcome. “ERS are a progressive company, constantly investing in new equipment but also putting significant effort into upgrading the performance of existing equipment. This partnership is a great example of the excellent results that can be achieved when proactive like-minded partners work together. Absolute follow this model for both upgrades and New Product Developments”.

4th August 2017

Absolute is a Pamarco company and a specialist manufacturer of woven carbon fibre doctoring systems for a wide range of flexoprinting applications. The business supplies to the envelope, label, paper conversion, flexible packaging, tissue and corrugated sectors, and has facilities in both Huddersfield UK and Palmyra NJ USA.      

For further information please contact:
Antony Whiteside antony@absolute-eng.com
Absolute, Skelmanthorpe Technology Park, Station Road, Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ. United Kingdom

East Riding Sacks Ltd is the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of multi wall paper sacks. Based in Stamford Bridge, York the modern purpose built production facility has the capacity to manufacture and distribute up to 150,000,000 paper sacks per annum.

For further information please contact:

East Riding Sacks Ltd, Full Sutton Ind. Estate, Stamford Bridge, York, North Yorkshire YO41 1HS United Kingdom

Source: Absolute