Bobst Schiavi Press Brings 'New Wave" of Capabilities

FONTANA, CA | New Wave Converting, Inc., continues to execute a new growth strategy on the West Coast, with the addition of an eight-color Bobst Schiavi EF 4040 CI gearless sleeve press. The EF 4040 will replace a durable 20-year-old, six-color geared flexo press, also a Schiavi, in a move targeted at expanding flexo production capability and versatility. The EF 4040 press will be installed in New Wave’s production site in Fontana, CA, and is scheduled for startup beginning 2010.

“Early this year we started the process of assessing the type of new flexo equipment that would best meet our growth targets," explains Jim Chestnut, New Wave’s production manager. "We needed a press that would enable us to respond to changing market needs even more quickly, but with the same high quality graphics that our customers are accustomed to.”

After careful consideration New Wave concluded that the Bobst Schiavi EF 4040 flexo press provided the technology best suited to fulfil these productivity needs, and in a design with extremely “operator-friendly” and ergonomic features and functions that will ensure very fast job changeover.

New Wave’s 52-in. EF 4040 b width, integrates advanced technical solutions that have been rigorously tested, resulting in extremely high print quality combined with maximum output, in a very economical format.

Established in 1979, New Wave is a second-generation, 30-year-old family-owned company, with two facilities in Fontana, CA. New Wave prints up to ten colors, laminates with solvent, waterbased, or solventless adhesives, and has in-house pouch-making capability for stand-up and zipper pouches.

New Wave specializes in exceptionally fast turnaround on new jobs (often within 10 days), particularly those with challenging graphics. New Wave typically develops highly customized solutions for each specific customer specification, on substrates including polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene, cellophane, paper, glassine, PVC, nylon, and shrink and metallized films.

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