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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

India

Wifag-Polytype India
Marketing Private Ltd.

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

Plastic Tubes

Products

Dry Offset / Digital

RDA-T

RDA-T

The standard dry offset printing and lacquering machine for plastic tubes and sleeves.

Technical data:

  • Min./max. diameter: (13.5) 19-50 (63.5) mm
  • Skirt length: 60-210 mm
  • Max. printing width: 205 mm
  • Max. printing speed: 130/min.
  • Weight of main machine: ~10,000 kg

Operations:

  • Tube and sleeve printing and lacquering

Highlights:

  • Excellent-value dry offset printing machine, supports up to 8 colors
  • Complete decoration in one machine: dry offset printing and lacquering
  • High printing precision, reliability and productivity
  • Fast changeover of printing design and size parts
  • Polytype Swiss quality ensures high-end printing quality
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RDA-X

RDA-X

The compact dry offset printing and lacquering machine for plastic tubes and sleeves

Technical data:

  • Min./max diameter: (13.5) 19-50 (63.5) mm
  • Skirt length: 50-215 mm
  • Max. printing width: 205 mm
  • Cap diameter: (12) 19-50 (63) mm
  • Max. printing speed (depending on configuration): 130/min.
  • Weight of main machine: ~10,000 kg

Operations:

  • Cap screwing
  • Sleeve printing and tightening
  • Snipping
  • Membrane punching and sealing
  • Print orientation with flip top

Highlights:

  • Printing plate cylinder with clamping device or magnetic holding system
  • Surface pre-treatment
  • Tube/sleeve loading
  • Printing units with up to 8 colors
  • UV ink curing with progressive power regulation
  • Lacquering unit
  • Anilox lacquering unit
  • UV lacquer curing Printing plate punch
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RDA 16-240

RDA 16-240

The high-speed dry offset printing and lacquering machine for plastic tubes, sleeves and cans

Technical data:

  • Diameter range: (13.5) 19-50 (63.5) mm
  • Skirt length: 60-205 mm
  • Max. printing width: 205 mm
  • Production speed of up to: 235/min.
  • Weight of main machine: ~11,000 kg
  • Up to 9 colours

Highlights:

  • Compact machine design for printing, UV ink curing and overlacquering on one turret with 16 mandrels
  • Quick change systems for all size parts
  • Stepless controlled mandrel drive at pre-treating, UV on-mandrel curing overlacquering stations and print station
  • Control station with graphic and text display and data memory
  • Combined vacuum and blow-off air system with constant vacuum on the mandrels, also during the indexing of the turret
  • The machine design permits the decoration of tubes and/or sleeves
  • Optional equipment for tube positioning prior to printing and vision control system can be installed
RDA 24-165

RDA 24-165

The high-performance dry offset printing and lacquering machine incl. capping operations for plastic tubes and sleeves

Technical data:

  • Min./max. diameter: (13.5) 19-50 (63.5) mm
  • Skirt length: 50 - 215 mm
  • Max. printing width: 205 mm
  • Cap diameter: (12) 19-50 (63) mm
  • Max. printing speed (depending on configuration: 165/min.
  • Weight of main machine: ~12,000 kg

Highlights:

  • Sleeve printing
  • Membrane punching and sealing
  • Cap screwing and tightening
  • Cap screwing and tightening incl. print orientation
  • Snap-on incl. print orientation
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RDA 24-165 Hybrid

RDA 24-165 Hybrid

A new dimension in plastic tube and sleeve decoration

  • Combining the benefits of two printing methods
  • Offset – full-area printing at top speeds, razor-sharp text, Pantone colors possible
  • Inkjet – photorealistic images, fast design changes
  • Cost-efficient for small and large batches

The RDA 24-165 hybrid is equipped with six inkjet heads and up to eight offset colour heads. Each inkjet colour is dried after application, thus ensuring optimum print image quality. The two printing methods are precisely aligned with each other, with the result that they complement one another perfectly. The production speed of the printing and lacquering machine is up to 165 tubes/min. (including inkjet) and is designed for standard tubes and sleeves.

Machine profile:

  • For plastic tubes/sleeves and rigid tubes
  • Tube/sleeve diameter: (13.5) 19 – 50 (63.5) mm
  • Printing width dry-offset: 205 mm
  • Ink-jet printing width 1 head: 72 mm
  • Speed dry-offset: up to 165 / min
  • Speed with ink-jet head: up to 165* / min (*depends on the print length and diameter)
  • Dry-offset colours heads: up to 8
  • Ink-jet colour heads: 4-6
  • Lacquering: Anilox
RDA 24-300

RDA 24-300

The ultra-high-speed dry offset printing and lacquering machine for plastic tubes and sleeves

Technical data:

  • Diameter range: 13.5 - 25.00 mm
  • Skirt length: 30 - 110 mm
  • Max. printing width: 205 mm
  • Production speed of up to: 300/min.

Flexo, Screen, Metallic

RSP80

RSP80

Screen Printing Machine for Plastic Tubes

Smart ideas for optimal value

With the RSP80, //polytype once again shakes-up the plastic tube industry. The leader in the field of decorating equipment for plastic tubes applies its extensive handling experience to screen-printing and the result is impressive. Built to exceed our customers’ high expectations, the RSP80 has what it takes to establish itself as the industry standard. After all, it’s a //polytype! Screen printing has been around as long as the printing industry for good reason, providing an appealing textured image unmatched by any other decorating process. The RSP80 marries the legacy of screen printing with innovative but proven features, and the result fits well into any production facility.

  • Decorating stations configurable according to print job
  • Handling of tubes or sleeves
  • Fast product changeovers
  • Simple maintenance
  • Built to last, based on Swiss design ingenuity
  • Production speed: up to 80/min
  • Up to 7 colours
Linearis

Linearis

The flexible multi-system decorating and varnishing machine for plastic tubes and sleeves

Technical data:

  • Diameter range: (13.5) 19-50 (63) mm
  • Decoration width max.: 205 mm
  • Production speed max.: up to 130/min.
  • Length of main machine min.: 3840 mm
  • Width of main machine: 3000 mm
  • Weight of main machine: 11-18 T

Operations:

  • Linear modular concept for easy access and observation
  • Expandable from 3 to 6 modules (from 6 to 12 colors)
  • Freely placeable flexo modules
  • Freely placeable silk screen modules
  • Possible expansion with other decorating processes

Highlights:

A wide variety of different decorating processes and combinations of:

  • Flexo printing
  • Silk screen printing
  • Metallic effects-/glossiness

Flexibility and modularity:

  • Sequence of decorating method can be freely selected
  • Expandable for up to 12 colors

High productivity:

  • Quick change-over
  • Simple module adjustment outside the machine 

Dry Offset & Capping

RDA-X

RDA-X

The compact dry offset printing and lacquering machine for plastic tubes and sleeves

Technical data:

  • Min./max diameter: (13.5) 19-50 (63.5) mm
  • Skirt length: 50-215 mm
  • Max. printing width: 205 mm
  • Cap diameter: (12) 19-50 (63) mm
  • Max. printing speed (depending on configuration): 130/min.
  • Weight of main machine: ~10,000 kg

Operations:

  • Cap screwing
  • Sleeve printing and tightening
  • Snipping
  • Membrane punching and sealing
  • Print orientation with flip top

Highlights:

  • Printing plate cylinder with clamping device or magnetic holding system
  • Surface pre-treatment
  • Tube/sleeve loading
  • Printing units with up to 8 colors
  • UV ink curing with progressive power regulation
  • Lacquering unit
  • Anilox lacquering unit
  • UV lacquer curing Printing plate punch
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RDA 24-165

RDA 24-165

Machine profile:

  • For plastic tubes/sleeves and rigid tubes
  • Tube/sleeve diameter: (13.5) 19 – 50 (63.5) mm
  • Printing width dry-offset: 205 mm
  • Ink-jet printing width 1 head: 72 mm
  • Speed dry-offset: up to 165 / min
  • Speed with ink-jet head: up to 165* / min (*depends on the print length and diameter)
  • Dry-offset colours heads: up to 8
  • Ink-jet colour heads: 4-6 
  • Lacquering: Anilox

Technical data:

  • Min./max. diameter: (13.5) 19-50 (63.5) mm
  • Skirt length: 50 - 215 mm
  • Max. printing width: 205 mm
  • Cap diameter: (12) 19-50 (63) mm
  • Max. printing speed (depending on configuration: 165/min.
  • Weight of main machine: ~12,000 kg

Highlights:

  • Sleeve printing
  • Membrane punching and sealing
  • Cap screwing and tightening
  • Cap screwing and tightening incl. print orientation
  • Snap-on incl. print orientation

Capping

RHM 150

RHM 150

Technical data:

  • Min./max. diameter: (13.5) 19-50 (63.5) mm
  • Skirt length: 50-215 mm
  • Cap diameter: 13.5-60 mm
  • Max. speed (depending on configuration): 150/min.
  • Weight of machine (depending on configuration): ~ 6000 kg

Highlights:

  • Machine design for quick changes and easy maintenance
  • Control station with graphic and text display
  • Memory of recipes Statistics tool (process control on the display)
RHM 200

RHM 200

Flexible and modular tube finishing machine for cylindrical and oval plastic tubes

Technical data:

  • Min./max diameter: (13.5) 19-50 (63.5) mm
  • Skirt length: 50-215 mm
  • Cap diameter: 13.5-60 mm
  • Max. speed (depending on configuration): 200/min.
  • Weight of machine (depending on configuration): ~7000 kg

Highlights:

  • Machine design for quick changes and easy maintenance
  • Control station with graphic and text display
  • Memory of recipes
  • Statistics tool (process control on the display)
RHM 300

RHM 300

Flexible and modular tube finishing machine for cylindrical and oval plastic tubes

Technical data:

  • Min./max. diameter: (13.5) 19-50 (63.5) mm
  • Skirt length: 50-215 mm
  • Cap diameter: 13.5-60 mm
  • Max. speed (depending on configuration): 300/min.
  • Weight of machine (depending on configuration): ~ 8500 kg

Highlights:

  • Machine design for quick changes and easy maintenance
  • Control station with graphic and text display
  • Memory of recipes
  • Statistics tool (process control on the display)
CM 130

CM 130

The CM 130 is a new twist on capping machines, with the innovative design allowing greater access to the feeder bowl, thus improving efficiency, reducing size part change over times and minimize labor time spent on maintenance. The most cost effective machine in the market, with the CM 130’s operation speed of 130 caps per minute you will turn your profits up in a snap.

Technical Data

Speed:

  • 130 T/per minute during capping

Machine transfer:

  • 8 mandrels vertically, indexed gear
  • Operation station 1: loading pusher + prism
  • Operation station 2: loading
  • Intermediate station: loading control
  • Operation station 3: screw on / snap on oriented B / Membrane sealing
  • Operation station 4: screw on / snap on oriented A
  • Operation station 5: tightening with torque control and cap presence control
  • Operation station 6: unloading of good tube on flat belt conveyor
  • Operation station 7: unloading of reject tubes into box
  • Operation station 8: unloading control

Tube dimensions:

  • Tube diameter: 19-60 mm ( other diameters available on request)
  • Tube length: 60-210 mm
  • Tube head height: max. 40 mm

Cap dimensions:

  • Cap diameter range: 19-60 mm
  • Cap height range: 10-40 mm

Tube Production Lines

Concepts

Concepts

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Transfersystems

Transfersystems

Special-Purpose-Machines and Equipment for Integration into Production Lines

Line components of Metzger & Becker

  • Decoration drying ovens
  • Modular pin and tray-type accumulators
  • Up-to-date transfer systems
  • Modular systems for the transfer and reversal of the products
  • Individual chain guides
  • UV dryers
  • Cap and slug feeders
  • Related special-purpose equipment
  • Modification and conversion of existing machines and lines

Markets

Extruded plastic tubes

The goal of Polytype is to have the right solution for the different specific needs of the customer. Even in the production of plastic tubes, the requirements are varied, in relation to the different markets. With this in mind we conclude that there are 5 main different market sectors each with its own profile of individual needs.

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.

Flexo printing
Polytype offers the alternative of wet-on-dry printing technology on tubes/sleeves. This is the most common technology in printing paper/labels. This is a pure letterpress printing technology with between color UV drying of the ink. On the Linearis machine it is possible to decorate tubes or sleeves with flexo printing technology using up to 12 colors, resulting in a wide range of possibilities.

Screen printing
With rotary screen technology, Polytype enables high validated designs in a productive manner. With this technology we can run production on our Linearis machine at a speed of 120/min.

Hot-/cold stamping
Both hot and cold stamping technology are available on the Linearis machine. This option permits a wide range of possibilities in terms of metallic effect decoration with quality and productivity.

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.

Laminate tube manufacturing

Securing your Business

Wifag-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.

Customer Service

Offering the very best equipment and solutions alone is not enough! If the service and support level provided is not in accordance with customers' needs and expectations, we have not reached our goals. The installation and start-up of a new machine is just the beginning. After that it is all about:

Trainings

For high productivity and high quality production not being a matter of coincidence

Well trained and skilled employees allow you to be more responsive and to ensure a better product quality to your customers. Your machine operators are able achieve a higher productivity. A trained maintenance manager or crew will reduce downtime or help to avoid unexpected machine stops by an efficient maintenance program and by good trouble-shooting procedures.

Our training specialists are able to provide intensive training to your staff in the following fields:

  • Equipment operation
  • Application techniques
  • Maintenance of electric and mechanic components
  • Trouble shooting

The training can be conducted at your site or alternatively will be done at one of our training center locations.

We provide inividual training programs based on your specific requests. Don't hesitate to ask.

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:

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