Uteco ups its capacity with Kodak’s Ultrastream technology

Uteco Converting will be among the first equipment manufacturers to purchase the latest inkjet printing kit which features Kodak’s Ultrastream technology.

12 Feb 2019 | By Abhishek Muralidharan

Aldo Peretti, CEO of Uteco Group, said, “Our customers are looking for sustainably advantaged hybrid digital production solutions to enable short-run versioning with compelling economics. Utilising the combination of traditional flexo and gravure, along with digital inkjet technologies, these solutions optimise film handling, priming, post-coating and drying to deliver the performance requirements for the packaging market.  

The Ultrastream continuous inkjet technology delivers a resolution of 600x1800dpi with production speeds of up to 150 metres per minute. It also enables the utilisation of environment-friendly and economic water-based inks on both plastics and paper.  

“Kodak’s continuous inkjet system continues to be a technology of choice which delivers great quality, productivity and running cost for these industry-leading packaging solutions,” added Peretti.

Uteco had launched its Sapphire Evo powered by Kodak, in the year 2018.
According to Randy Vandagriff of Kodak, the unique benefits offered by the Sapphire Evo solution will showcase how Kodak stream inkjet technology is addressing the use of digital printing for flexible packaging solutions.  

Vandagriff said, “We are pleased that Uteco continues to partner with Kodak as we develop solutions for the packaging market.  As we look ahead to Drupa 2020 and beyond, we are excited that Uteco will be including Ultrastream technology-based solutions in its product portfolio to deliver even more flexible packaging options for both converters and brands.  

"Uteco’s proactive approach to driving change in the package printing market reflects the requirement for unique solutions around the world.”