ISIMAT wins prestigious Innovation Award
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ELLWANGEN, Germany, 20 December 2010 – The 26th annual Dr. Eberle Innovation Award was presented to the winners at the award ceremony on 24th November 2010 in Stuttgart; ISIMAT’s Dynamic Roller Positioning system was introduced as an innovation that stretches the limits of tube decoration.
The Dr. Eberle Innovation Award is sponsored by the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; the award is for small and medium size enterprises. A panel of industry experts meticulously selected the five winners from 71 entries. The judges consider whether an innovation is groundbreaking, whether developing the innovation required entrepreneurial excellence and whether the innovation is a commercial success.
ISIMAT’s hybrid printing machine, TH 8130, for tube decoration has flexo printing units and screen printing units. The flexo printing units feature Dynamic Roller Positioning systems (DRP-systems, patent pending). A DRP-system moves a flexo printing unit in such a way that the gap between flexo plate roller and mandrel is kept constant during a mandrel rotation; this enables the printing of photo-like images onto flexible tubes.
The innovation is a commercial success. Five TH 8130 were sold since the launch in November 2009, when the first two machines were introduced to tube manufacturers from 13 countries in 4 continents.
ISIMAT GMBH SIEBDRUCKMASCHINEN
ISIMAT is a privately owned company and was established by a design engineer more than fifty years ago in Ellwangen, Germany. The engineering tradition is being continued by Peter Detzner, an engineer who took over the helm of ISIMAT in 1995.
ISIMAT is focussing on one goal: enabling companies to make their industrial screen printing processes more competitive. This singular focus allows ISIMAT to excel at the design and manufacture of advanced printing machines for printing on three‑dimensional items, such as flexible tubes for the personal care industry, plastic jars or containers. ISIMAT’s machines are renowned for high print quality, efficiency, and reliability in 24/7 operation.
ISIMAT’s quality management system is certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000.