The Goss Packaging Technology Center in Durham, N.H., which launched back in April of this year, has played host to its first open demo week after many weeks of individual closed testing and demonstrations.
Over 40 prospects representing a range of packaging facilities across the U.S. and Canada, from small independents to multi- plant operations, made the trip to see live demonstrations of the Sunday Vpak web offset press and explore new opportunities in packaging print production.
Consisting of a series of morning and afternoon programs spread over the course of four days, visitors observed the Vpak 500 model running both 76um OPP film and 8pt SBS paper board and employing a variety of additional inline capabilities, including high-gloss flexo coatings and EB curing. The Goss team on-site also demonstrated the unique advantages of the Sunday Vpak quick-change sleeve technology which allows for very fast, reliable and economical job changes.
Peter Walczak, director of product management for packaging notes, “The event was hugely positive and beneficial for both Goss and all our technology partners, as well for our guests. The feedback at the time was fantastic, but comments and enquiries since suggest there could be some interesting developments to come.”
According to Walczak, the event was even attended by some early contributors to the Vpak development.
“We had a couple of visitors who were involved in discussions when the technology was at an early engineering stage. They were really pleased to see the machine performing so well and to know that their input had contributed to an industry gamechanger.
“Open houses and demonstrations are key to helping us as a business showcase how our products are addressing market requirements,” adds Walczak. “The Packaging Technology Center provides converters and brand owners the chance to generate and test new concepts for improved packaging printing first-hand.”
Goss International Corp.