QuadTech signs strategic agreement to supply Mondi with inspection technology for sheet-fed corrugated converting presses

Sussex, Wisconsin, USA—19 September, 2011—QuadTech has signed an agreement with Mondi, an international paper and packaging Group, to include its inspection technology on the group's sheet-fed corrugated presses that feature in-line die-cutting capability. Central to the agreement will be the installation of QuadTech's Inspection System, which inspects the entire substrate width throughout the production run. The system detects common defects such as hickies, hazing, streaks, misregistrations and color variations. Thanks to high-powered software, which enables the system to follow the operation at a speed of up to 7,000 sheets per hour, the system is capable of the most reliable benchmarking possible, Golden Template comparison. The first pilot installation is planned in December 2011 in Mondi's Bad Rappenau plant.

QuadTech Inspection System

The partnership with QuadTech will enable Mondi to meet brand owners' higher quality expectations. Mondi chose QuadTech as a partner because it is seen as the only press control provider with extensive knowledge and experience in this niche of the corrugated converting market, in addition to its global support network.

Karl Fritchen, President of QuadTech, commented: “QuadTech’s Inspection System has several installations in the corrugated sheet-fed market, and this gives us a unique, proven track record in helping converters reduce waste levels and meet the higher quality expectations in this market niche.”

Inspection of corrugated substrates requires special algorithms that simulate the substrate’s washboard surface and overcome the associated challenges of illumination, in order to distinguish defects accurately.

About Mondi

Mondi is an international paper and packaging company that operates production facilities in 31 countries and generated 2010 sales of around 6.2 billion euros. The core markets are Central Europe, Russia and South Africa.

Mondi operates in all areas of the paper and packaging production - from timber production and the production of pulp and paper (including recycled paper) over the converting of packaging paper for corrugated packaging and industrial bags to the development of coatings. The group focuses primarily on the production of packaging paper and products and uncoated fine papers.

About QuadTech

QuadTech, Inc. is the world's leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. Founded in 1979, QuadTech sells its automated auxiliary control systems in more than 100 countries to the web offset newspaper and commercial markets, packaging and converting markets, and publication gravure market. Headquartered in Sussex, WI, USA, QuadTech maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, and is proud to be registered ISO 9001:2008 DNV.

Contacts:

Craig Du Mez, QuadTech
Phone: +1 414 566 7500
Email: craig.dumez@quadtechworld.com

Nicole O’Donoghue, Bespoke
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 215200
Email: quadtech@bespoke.co.uk

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