KB Folie Polska has installed the ThermoFlexx TFxX 48. The investment also includes ThermoFlexx Woodpecker screening technology for adding microstructures to the surface of flat top dot plates to help maintain print quality at top press speeds.

Based in Warsaw, KB Folie specialises in flexible packaging, mainly for the fresh and frozen food industries, but also the chemicals and cosmetics sectors. Originally founded as an aluminum trading company in 1996, the family-owned enterprise set up its flexo printing department in 2000 when the first wide web flexo press was installed, and later also added rotogravure printing. Currently employing 200 staff, plans are underway to expand further and build a completely new printing facility.

Jan Marcinkowski, deputy production director, said, ‘We are one of the first printing houses in Poland to leverage the many tangible benefits of the ThermoFlexx system with Woodpecker surface screening. XSYS is known for its fresh and innovative approach to technology, and ThermoFlexx imagers for their high levels of automation and waste saving features. Our new machine is definitely proving that point by levelling up our in-house platemaking capabilities as a greener, more cost-efficient proposition.’

The product portfolio spans the breadth of flexible packaging for both dry and liquid foodstuffs, including mono-material packaging solutions, laminated packaging, bags, ready-made doypacks and other types of pouches with closure sealing, various types of notches and perforations, cold seal, and variable coding on the inside, among the many options.

KB Folie has been making flexo plates in-house for many years. The new ThermoFlexx TFxX 48 from XSYS is the latest digital imager acquired for this purpose. The machine can produce plates up to 900 x 1200mm (35 x 48”). Featuring the built in FlexTray, it can automatically load and unload plates with one touch of a button, which reduces the risk of damage due to manual handling.