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Contacts

Headquarter:

Polytype SA

26, route de la Glâne
1701 Fribourg
Switzerland

Northamerica / Mexico:

Polytype America Corp.

600 Ryerson Road
Unit M
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035/USA

Phone +1 201 995 1000
Fax +1 201 995 1080

Asia

Polytype Asia Pacific Co. Ltd.

Wellgrow Industrial Estate
77 Moo 9, Bangna- Trad Road
T. Bangwua, A. Bangpakong
Chachoengsao 24180
Thailand

Phone: +66 38 98 90 45
Fax: +66 38 98 90 55

service.asia@polytype-th.com

 

India

Wifag-Polytype India
Marketing Private Ltd.

304, IIIrd Floor, Tower A, A-40
The Ithum, Sector 62,
Noida-201301, Uttar Pradesh
India

Plastic Container Decoration

Products

Dry Offset Round

BDM 482

BDM 482


The 6-8 color cup printing system, type BDM 482, is a proven concept. The basic printing unit and transfer section are made of a robust steel construction. The pre-treatment and the UV-Mandrel curing are integrated in the basic machine concept. The standard cup infeed and discharge automation round off the system.

Technical data:

  • Min./max. cup height: 35 - 200 mm
  • Min./max. rim diameter: 60 - 185 mm
  • Max. printing width: 145 mm
  • Max. printing length  6/3 sections: 345/502 mm
  • Min. / max. taper: 2-15°
  • Max. printing speed: 27,000 / h
  • Weight of main machine: ~6,500 kg

Standard options: 

  • Layout with in-feed elevator
  • Second application roller for inking unit
  • Analog display of the printing unit angle position
  • Pre-print system for transparent cups
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BDM 681/682

BDM 681/682

High-performance dry offset printing machine for round cups

The high performance 6-8 cup printing system, type BDM 681/682 for round cups. The basic printing unit and transfer section are made of a robust steel construction. The pre-treatment and the UV-Mandrel curing are integrated in the basic machine concept. The newly designed cup in-feed and discharge automation round off the system. 

The main characteristics of BDM 681/682 printing technology are the very high efficiency, the outstanding print quality, the short change-over time as well as the excellent accessibility and ergonomics (one operator layout). 

Technical data:

  • Min./max. cup height: 35 -200 mm
  • Min./max. rim diameter: 60 - 185 mm
  • Min./max. taper: 2 - 15°
  • Max. print height: 145 mm
  • Max. print length: (6 sections) 273/345 mm
  •  Max. print length: (3 sections) 418/502 mm

  • Max. printing speed: 650 cups/min
  • Weight of main machine: 6,500 kg

Standard features & options:

  • Package for FAST CHANGE-OVER
  • Pre-print system complete
  • Positioning device for two compartment container or with lips
  • Exchange print unit
  • Inline bottom labeling

Highlights:

  • Very high productivity and quick set-up time
  • Easy access and operator safety
  • Very user-friendly and easy to operate
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BDM 930

BDM 930

High-performance dry offset printing machine for round bucket

The high performance 6-8 cup printing system, type BDM 930 for round bucket. The basic printing unit and transfer section are made of a robust steel construction. The pre-treatment and the UV-Mandrel curing are integrated in the basic machine concept. The flexible feeding system open the possibility to print on different products.

Technical data:

  • Min./max. height: 75 -300 mm
  • Min./max. rim diameter: 50 - 300 mm
  • Min./max. taper: 2 - 10°
  • Max. print height: 200 (260) mm
  • Max. print length: 800 mm
  • Max. printing speed: 300 cups/min

Dry Offset Polygonal

BDM 301-R6/R9

BDM 301-R6/R9

Cup printing system for rectangular, oval or square containers

The high-performance //polytype cup printing system, type BDM 301-R, is proven in production. The basic printing unit, bottom printing unit and base machine are made of a robust steel construction. The pre-treatment and the UV oven are integrated in the basic machine concept. The cup infeed and discharge automation round off the system. The main characteristics of BDM 301-R printing technology are the high reliability, the outstanding print quality & consistency, the extreme short change-over time as well as the excellent accessibility and ergonomics (operation from one side only). 

Technical data:

  • Min./max. cup height: 30-125mm
  • Min. cup rim dimension: 65x85mm
  • Max. cup rim dimension: 135x180mm
  • Max. printing width: 145mm
  • Max. printing length: 417-520mm
  • Min./max. taper: 2-10°
  • Max. printing speed:  9,000/h up to (pcs/h) 12,000/h option 
  • Weight of main machine: 6-color ~6,000kg   8 color ~8,500kg

Standard options:

  • Automatic washing system for the printing unit
  • Level type ink fountains
  • Central lubrication for the inking units
  • Additional colors for the bottom printing unit (1 color standard)
  • Vertical stacker

Highlights:

  • Printing-/inking units (6, 8/9 colors) for highest printing quality
  • Easy operation and maintenance
  • High production capacity
  • Mandrel drive at printing station
  • Five independent vacuum circuits, controlled via PLC
  • Optimum safety for printing with UV-ink
  • Simple change-over with memory bank for reference data
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Dry Offset Lid

DDM 160 (8 colors)

DDM 160 (8 colors)

High-performance, single track lid printing system

The DDM 160 is proven and in production. The basic printing unit and base machine  are made of a robust steel construction. The pre-treatment and the UV oven are integrated in the basic machine concept. The horizontal lid restacker rounds off the system. The main characteristics of DDM 160 printing technology are the high production output, the outstanding print quality, the extreme short change-over time as well as the excellent reliability and ergonomics.

Technical data:

Round lids:

  • Min./max. rim diameter: 50-190mm 

Polygonal lids:

  • Min. rim dimension: 50x50mm
  • Max. rim dimension: 185x210mm
  • Min./max lid height:  5/25mm
  • Max. dimensions of print area: 150x185mm

Max. printing speed up to (lids/h)

  • Standard design: 30,000/h
  • SPIN ROD design: 36,000/h
  • Weight of main machine ~5,200kg

Options:

  • Automation cell system with in feed conveyor belt and pick and place robot

Highlights:

  • The key issue for the development was for simple and extremely fast change-over as well as ease of maintenance
  • Robust modular design
  • Excellent accessibility and operation from one side only
  • Printing plate cylinder with quick locking device and micro-setting of the register for a fast reproduction
  • Cooling facilities for ductor and oscillating rollers
  • Progressive adjustable ink metering system (via the control panel) for controlled ink flow allowing consistent and excellent halftone/fulltone print quality
  • No lid - no ink and no lid - no print
  • Feed table with central height adjustment and integrated cooling plate
  • Gas pre-treatment with progressive flame control for propane, butane or natural gas
  • Data storage memory
  • Automatic lid blow-off device for scrap
  • Lid counting: counts fed, ejected and stacked (printed) lids
  • Servo driven lid stacking for exact timing
  • Graphic color-display allows good dialogue between man and machine, for production parameters, monitoring and diagnostics 
  • The complete line is designed to conform with the European CE safety regulations
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Digital

DigiCup

DigiCup

Variable Data

  • Printing variable data "each cup can be different"
  • Individualisation and personalization for marketing opportunities

Print Quality

  • Extremely high pring quality comparable to IML / Sleeve / Label decorating
  • Flexibility in selection of the print design
  • Print form the lip to the bottom of the cup
  • White available for clear and colores containers
  • Glossy effect

Efficiency

  • Changeover times reduced to near zero
  • Printing of single cup production and long production runs on same machine
  • Cost-effective for small batches
  • Increase of production output
  • Signifacant reduction of startup and running waste

Ease to use

  • Reduction of process steps
  • Only 5 inks to handle (CYMK and white)
  • Consistent print quality from beginning to end
  • Quality not dependent on operator skill


Specification of DigiRound:
Product range

  • Diameter min: 50 mm
  • Diameter max. 130 mm (5'')
  • Minimum Height: 35 mm
  • Maximum Height: 200 mm
  • Taper: 2° - 10°
  • Maximum print height: 140 mm
  • Output speed up to 250 cups/min

Technical data:

  • Min./max. cup height: 35 - 160 mm
  • Min./max. rim diameter: 60 - 160 mm
  • Max. printing width: 145mm
  • Max. printing length  6/3 sections: 362/502 mm
  • Min. / max. taper: 2-10°
  • Production speed: 12,000 / h
  • Weight of main machine: ~5,000 kg 

Standard options: 

  • Layout with in-feed elevator
  • Second application roller for inking unit
  • Analog display of the printing unit angle position
  • Pre-print system for transparent cups
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DigiLid

DigiLid

The universal digital printing machine for flat surfaces

Concept

The ink-jet printing machine has a linear structure and is divided up into three sections. The first section is comprised of the infeed table with surface pretreatment. The second section is fitted with a printing station for white base printing and curing, followed by the four-color (CYMK) printing station. The third section is used for UV curing and delivering the finished product. Suitable for packaging, components, toys and much more… with a flat surface to print on!

Machine Profile

  • Production speed up to: 100 /min *
  • Product lengths (min./max.): 50 mm / 325 mm
  • Product width (min./max.): 50 mm / 280 mm
  • Product height (min./max.): 10 mm / 75 mm
  • Printing width up to: 140 mm
  • Colours 1 + 4: White + Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, Black
  • Materials: PS, PP and PC

* @ max. dimension / multiple use are possible  

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Markets

Beverages

Access to affordable, hygienic and safe drinking water, fruit juices, isotonic and other non carbonated liquid nutrition is a predominant need in hot and arid, tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world. A lightweight plastic drinking cup with a lid is a good, low-cost packaging solution with a very convincing appeal. Made out of PET for recycling purposes, where required.

To differentiate the large range of flavors, brands and target groups of such soft drinks, an attractively colored drinking cup has a great impact on first impulse purchases. We offer the most cost-effective decoration method using direct print with dry offset printing machines for this packaging style. The world increasingly dominated by events, happenings and communities and is triggered by branding as a symbol of membership and support. „Stadium cups“ are a good example of such a need to be addressed. Dry offset decoration provides very good results at an attractive price for plastic, foam or paper cups.

If premium market positioning and more sophisticated serving are more suitable for your product or you are looking for containers for carbonated products, take a look at metal packaging beverages.

Food

Dairy food products play a key role in nutrition in almost all regions in the world. In many countries a shift from home made to industrially produced and packed yoghurts, butter and margarine is either still happening or has been state of the art for many years. Cost and shelf appearance are the most dominant decision factors for such products and require a packaging technology that can deliver reliablye, in high volumes and creatively decorated plastic containers.

In more saturated markets differentiation and new recipes corresponding to aspects such as convenience, ready-to-go or health nutrition are the marketing focus of the global brand owners. Combining dairy food-, with fibers, granola, dried fruits or other combinations of semi-liquid and dry ingredients is an interesting market segment. Multi-chamber, decorated cups are an easy and very functional packaging solution for this growing need; printed on dry offset equipment of //polytype.

In case you are looking for a way to serve your semi-liquid products such as sauce, mayonnaise, mustard or other products //polytype and mall//herlan can offer you other packaging methods : Plastic Tubes and Metal Packaging.

Technologies

Dry offset technology

//polytype has nearly 100 years of experience in dry offset printing technology and is a leading company in the sector. Dry offset is an indirect letterpress printing process in which we print all colors wet-on-wet onto a rubber blanket. We assemble the complete image on this rubber blanket. The final image is then transferred to the tube/sleeve.

Waterless offset (Toray)

This technology is similar to dry offset technology, the main difference being the printing plates. These printing plates are silicon based. The dry offset printing plates are nylon based.

Digital

//polytype is also working on the development of digital printing on plastic tubes. Our goal is to achieve a stable level of quality with this printing technology, satisfying expectations in the cosmetic industry.

Customer Service

Contact/Hotline

Switzerland:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 17:00
Phone: +41 26 426 13 84
Email:

USA:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 17:00
Phone: +1 (201) 962 95 80
Email:

 

Thailand:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 18:00
Phone: +66 899 680 027
Email:

 

Training

//polytype customer services are tailored to complement our machines and solutions in order to keep you operational and highly productive. They are also intended to support you in your endeavors to remain a reliable, high-quality supplier for your own customers.

Our services target:

  • Consistency
  • Uptime
  • Productivity
  • Quality
  • Innovation

for the complete life cycle of our machines and solutions.

In all these areas over time your system will be positioned differently to the best achievable level due to development of technology and functionality, regular wear&tear, staff fluctuation or obsolescence of parts and components. By selecting the right service package, you can bring back your system on a better range.

Please refer to the specific customer service pages of our business units to get more information about their specific services and to see the corresponding contacts.
 

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