Polymount Christmas wishes and the 2017 recap & 2018 preview
On behalf of the whole Polymount team we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!!
The year has come to an end and and in this special we briefly look back on 2017 and also look forward to what is ahead! 2018 is going to be a very special year; in the first quarter of 2018 we will install the first couple of Polymount Film Cleaners and in January Polymount will celebrate it's 15th anniversary!
POLYMOUNT FILM CLEANER WINS FTA SUSTAINABILITY EXCELLENCE AWARD
The Polymount Film Cleaner has received the prestigious 2017 FTA Sustainability Excellence Award. This award is given to companies for exceptional efforts in developing innovative, processes, products and management approaches that have had a positive impact on the three mainstays of sustainability – people, planet and profit.
The concept of the Polymount Film Cleaner is simple; the Polymount Film Cleaner cleans your printed film and enables you to reuse this film for the next set-up of a new print job. Instead of ending up with thousands of meters of waste set-up film we have developed a machine, which allows you to reuse your set-up film over and over again.
ANOTHER GREAT SALES YEAR FOR OUR SELF-ADHESIVE TWINLOCK SLEEVES
2017 has been a great year in terms of Twinlock sales. Literally thousands of new and recoated Twinlock Sleeves have been shipped to customers all over the world. With the Benelux and Scandinavia as great examples where roughly 80 - 85% of all flexo plates are mounted on our self-adhesive Twinlock Sleeves. Our growing customer base all acknowledge the multiple benefits of Twinlock compared to mounting tape, the simplicity, the cost savings, the increased press speeds, less bouncing and the efficiency increase in the mounting department. Nowadays we can proudly say that 1 out of 5 every Flexo sleeves worldwide is a Twinlock Sleeve from Polymount!
OUR SMALLEST PLATE CLEANER NOW ALSO CLEANS AND DRIES IN 2 WAYS: THE S2
During the recent labelexpo Europe in Brussels we introduced the upgraded Polymount Plate Cleaner S2. The machine, along with the M2, is the perfect size for label printers who are looking for a way to clean their flexo plates automatically and to keep them in excellent condition. Previously our smallest Plate Cleaner was only capable of cleaning in one direction. Since all the bigger models all are standardized to provide bidirectional cleaning, we decided to upgrade our S model as well. We invented the Plate Cleaner in 2004 and ever since we have continually developed our machines. There is no other machine that cleans and dries in both directions. Nearly 750 machines sold worldwide already and this number keeps growing as our machines are the most robust in the market!
If you want the maximum life out of your printing plates, please contact one of our sales offices for more info.
POLYMOUNT RAISES 30.000 EURO'S FOR CANCER RESEARCH
On the 1st of June 2017 a group of Polymount staff were at the Alpe D’huzes, which is a charity event to raise money to fund cancer research! The total amount raised by all participants was over 10 Million Euro’s and we are very proud that we were able to contribute a considerable amount to this good cause; A day that no one dies of cancer!
Between 4:30 in the morning and 20:00 in the evening, all participants had the chance to climb the Alpe D’huez a maximum of 6 times. The climb is 13.5 km long and the average gradient is 8%. The day started with perfect weather but then it suddenly turned into thunder, lightning and heavy rain, therefore some of our Polymount cyclists did not complete their 3rd or 4th climb.
On behalf of the whole Polymount team we would like to thank each and every one of our sponsors again for all their donations!!
THE FIRST INSTALLATIONS OF OUR POLYMOUNT FILM CLEANER IN 2018
In the first quarter of 2018 we will install the first couple of Film Cleaners. After introducing this ground-breaking concept at Drupa in 2016 we received a lot of interest.
Every printer we asked confirmed that the amount of start-up waste they could reduce by using our machine would have a significant impact on their profitability and sustainability.
With this is mind we kept improving and developing the Film Cleaner to absolute perfection, and now it's finally ready to hit the market!
If you are interested in the performance and capabilities of our Film Cleaner, send us your material and we will run it through our machine. It is also possible to visit our Creation Center for a live demo with your material, simply contact one of our sales offices for more info.
POLYMOUNT INTERNATIONAL MILESTONE:15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
In January 2018 Polymount will celebrate it's 15th anniversary. A milestone for Polymount International.
It all started back in 2003 with our self-adhesive Twinlock Sleeves, in 2004 we added the Polymount Plate Cleaner and in 2016 we introduced the Polymount Film Cleaner. All three products were new to the printing industry, Polymount is continualy disrupting the status quo of the Flexo industry!
So where do we stand now, 15 years later.
We have 2 production sites, one in the Netherlands which is our headoffice and one in the USA in Newnan, near Atlanta.
We have direct sales offices all over the world from Mexico to Hong Kong, and a wide spread agent network to cover every part of the global market.