New Era Converting Machinery Incorporates Vetaphone Surface-Treatment Technology
One of America’s leading manufacturers of web-processing equipment, New Era Converting Machinery of Paterson, NJ, has given an unqualified commendation to Danish pioneers Vetaphone for the seamless integration of its corona surface-treatment technology into the company’s bespoke range of coating and laminating lines.
Speaking for New Era, President Bob Pasquale says, “Our business is very specialized, with customers placing high emphasis on quality and reliability, while at the same time looking for turnkey solutions. In these circumstances it is vital that the integrity of our sub suppliers’ technology matches that of our own products. In Vetaphone, we have found an excellent synergy that dovetails with our own rigorous quality control.”
New Era Converting Machinery manufactures at its 48,000-sq-ft facility and sells to a range of blue-chip customers around the world. Each machine is purpose-built for specific products that include the converting of paper, film, foil, fabric, foam, plastic, and flexible glass products – in fact, "any substrate on a roll," according to Pasquale. “We are also involved with cleanroom, darkroom, and explosion-proof environments, and specialize in custom applications,” he adds.
New Era first became aware of Vetaphone technology 10 years ago, and monitored its performance closely before working together with a customer that was installing a 140-in.-wide line in Canada. Since then, a second Vetaphone system has been specified: a 60-in. system in the US, but as Pasquale explains, “In wide-web, we can only recommend and guide the end user – the final choice is theirs – but we know from experience that Vetaphone will respond quickly to our requests and are confident that they will deliver on their promises.”