ERA International Gravure Award 2023 – these are the winners
The ERA International Gravure Awards in the categories “Process Innovation” and “Production Innovation” were presented in a festive setting during this year’s ERA event in Oberdorf, Switzerland. This prestigious award recognizes companies that have distinguished themselves through their innovative contributions to gravure technology. The independent jury was made up of Gabriele Kirchmeier (Printberatung), Prof. Dr. Armin Weichmann (Stuttgart Media University) and Ansgar Wessendorf (Editor-in-Chief of Flexo+Tief-Druck).
The static charge in a gravure printing press repeatedly leads to fires and the trapped charge in the substrate rolls often makes further processing more difficult. The Static Loop ESA 360° is an intelligent solution for using the ESA as gently as possible for charging the substrate rolls and integrates an additional safety feature, the direct shutdown if the voltage is too high. This development therefore contributes to process reliability in the printing press and better processability of the printed products.