ET Packaging Summit 2020

ET Packaging Summit 2020
September 17, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Finewebtech invests in Nilpeter FA-17 press, Socipack installs second Nilpeter 22” wide FA-Line

South Korean converter Finewebtech has seen a 20 percent increase in production capacity following the installation of its new Nilpeter FA-17 press. The company has already signed on for two additional Nilpeter presses to further expand and streamline the business. Finewebtech, founded in 1987 in the capital city of Seoul is an award-winning label and flexible packaging printer focusing primarily on cosmetics, household items, foods, and pharmaceuticals.

After a comprehensive market search, Finewebtech decided to invest in a Nilpeter FA-17 press in the second half of 2019, which has also marked the first new Nilpeter FA-line installation in the country.

‘The flexibility of the new FA press has cut our production times significantly,’ said Jang Tae-Soo, president and CEO of Finewebtech Label Solution System. ‘For example, having the option to add a rotary screen with its own dedicated UV lamp system, has cut down our preparation time by at least 20 percent and increased our production capacity by more than 20 percent. Our 9-color press is working as a 13-color press as we do not have to compromise print stations for a rotary screen. The ability to put most of the embellishment options in-line has given our production team the confidence to offer our customers shorter lead times.’

‘Nilpeter’s dedication and development within flexo printing has brought our print quality to an absolute top-level. By keeping the impression and the chill roller separate, print quality from the new FA press is very impressive. Density levels are amazing. The longer web-path on each print station, and even longer web-path at the end for varnish, gives fantastic print and varnish results,’ added Lloyd Jang, general director of Finewebtech Label Solution System.

‘We have many different brands of flexo presses in our production plant, and I have to say, the machine downtime on the Nilpeter press is incomparable. And we’ve experienced nothing but quick response times from the Nilpeter team. When faced with complicated new jobs, the Nilpeter application team is always of great help,’ concluded Lloyd Jang.

‘We have just signed off on our second and third Nilpeter FA presses and we are looking forward to further expanding and streamlining our business. We feel very confident that the level of automation, efficiency and flexibility that our additional two FA-lines will bring, will allow us to make this happen,’ added Jang Tae-Soo.


According to Erik Blankenstein, sales director of Nilpeter Asia-Pacific, the local representation by Screen Korea and its company and marketing director, Johnny Lee, has played an important role in the Korean market development and business relationship with Finewebtech. The first press was installed in August 2019.


Socipack installs 2nd press to increase capacity
Leading Ivory Coast flexible packaging printer, Socipack, has installed their second Nilpeter 22” wide FA-Line to a great success in the West African region. Already operating within several plastics segments, from film extrusion, injection, blow molding, and woven sacks, Socipack was created in 2016 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast to produce high-quality flexible packaging for the West African region. In the beginning, this was done by acquiring a couple of complete CI flexo lines with inline finishing, as well as 5-layer co-extrusion film production machinery.

Two Nilpeter Presses Installed
Immediately, the label market was also targeted. A fully equipped 8-colour Nilpeter FA-6* flexo press was installed in 2017, and after installation, Mr Hassan Abdallah, General Manager, mentioned that market needs would lead to a second press in the near future. In 2019 the company’s second Nilpeter 22” wide FA-Line landed in Abidjan, this time a 10-colour press, to meet the increasing capacity of labels in this market. Today, Socipack is running the two Nilpeter lines in three shifts.


Socipack’s high quality label production has led to many return customers, who are now benefitting from the company’s region leading shrink-sleeve capabilities in primary packaging, food packaging, and more. Unique technologies can be implemented, from holographic effects to high quality finishing.

Bright Future and Expansion Plans
Thanks to professional management and very high confidence in their partnership with Nilpeter and BLG International, Socipack has established European manufacturing standards in their region of Africa, with a bright future ahead complete with ambitious expansion plans, possibly venturing into other countries.