ET 98 by Ferrarini & Benelli: corona treatment system for narrow web and labelling applications

Ferrarini & Benelli, based in Romanengo, Cremona, Italy, is a standout company operating in the field of surface treatment systems, aimed at improving the characteristics of adhesion of many substrates, including plastic and metallised films, paper, sheet, foil, laminates, labels and a wide number of special applications.

The company, which has been designing and manufacturing surface treatment systems for over 55 years, has developed ET 98, the perfect surface treatment system for narrow webs and labels.

ET 98 is developed to be combined with a wide range of printing technologies, such as UV flexo, water or solvent-based and gravure and offset, just to name a few. What makes the system even more interesting is the opportunity for combination with a vast number of finishing technologies: embossing, aesthetic lacquering, varnishing and protective laminating.

ET 98 ensures top ink bonding on any labels and adhesives printing line, by enhancing the characteristics of wettability of the substrate and preventing additives, lubricants and contaminating agents to lower the surface tension of the material.

The system designed by Ferrarini & Benelli can be integrated into automated label printing lines, to fulfil the needs of label printers’ demand for flexibility and shorter print runs.

The integration of ET 98 into a customer’s production line prevents from delivery delays and very expensive reprints due to the surface tension being incorrect, especially when label manufacturers employ water-based technology as a way to increase the sustainability of their production process.

ET 98 maximises treatment efficiency across the entire web and ensures excellent wettability and ink adhesion to the surface of the material.

The system is characterised by a special open-cartridge feature for easy threading of the film, quick electrode removal for effortless maintenance operations and, owing to the small size of each component of the system, easy installation on the customer’s production line.

The discharge roller is coated with conductive ceramic, which improves the frictional performances of the system and reduces wear and tear of each component.

The system is equipped with ceramic electrodes allowing treatment of any type of material, ranging from plastics, to metallised substrates to aluminium and ensuring top performance every single time.

ET 98 comes with a generator with digital control system and a multilingual and user-friendly communication display.

The system regulates treatment power according to the line speed, while also displaying the discharge density, the value of set and delivered power, the set and output power display and the auto-start management feature.

A compact, flexible and adjustable system, ET 98 is perfect for the needs of manufacturers of high-quality labels and packaging who wish to maximise production efficiency by increasing ink wettability and adhesion to their material, while also reducing waste material, time and costs.

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