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Customer Case  | Ardagh, Hoogeveen, Netherlands  | 09 October 2017

Packaging company Ardagh – “Agfa Graphics’ CtP system helps us stay profitable”

Ardagh (formerly Impress) is one of the biggest metal packaging companies in the world with 56 plants in 21 countries. The prepress department greatly appreciates the reliability and ease-of-use of Agfa Graphics’ Avalon platesetter en Energy Elite Pro plates.

In Hoogeveen (the Netherlands), Ardagh has 300 employees. The company consumes 47 million kilos of metal a year, 185 million cans, 344 million lids and it makes about 100 million prints per year. In their pressroom: two 4-color and two 6-color presses. With the switch to Energy Elite (Energy Elite Pro in the meantime), the printing site acquired the newest technology on the market. It allowed them to eliminate their oven, which was constantly heated to 265°C – resulting in huge energy savings and fully in line with the company’s moto ‘Green & Growing’.

We opted for Agfa Graphics’ Avalon because of its reliability and ease-of-use. We work in five shifts, 24/7 – so the Avalon is our lifeline.

Martin Huisman, Prepress Manager Ardagh

Avalon N16

Avalon N16

The Avalon N16 is a range of thermal VLF platesetters that offer new levels of productivity to CtP imaging, with a maximum plate size of 1470 x 1180 mm and a maximum throughput level of 42 plates per hour.

Energy Elite Pro

Energy Elite Pro

With a durability beyond 100,000 copies, Energy Elite Pro is the perfect printing plate for more demanding, longer-run markets such as consumer magazine and catalog printers.

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