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Hooven-Dayton Expands Capacity & Capabilities, Acquires Shrink Sleeve & Thin-Film Press

DAYTON, OH – The Hooven-Dayton Corp. (HDC) has invested in a Nilpeter FB-4200 servo printing press--an advanced, narrow-web, 10-color, UV and conventional, flexo press with a 16-inch web width. Nilpeter built this press to ensure superior print quality, maximum efficiency and low waste. This press increases HDC’s capabilities by providing fine tension control for unsupported films, allowing for a range of substrate thickness, from very thin (.001-inch/25 micron), to very heavy (.010-inch/250 micron). It is also equipped with an automatic electronic register system and a chill roll system. The addition of this new press brings the number of flexo and digital presses at HDC to 11. The press will be installed this month.

“We are very excited to add the unsupported thin film capability to HDC’s offerings. This enables us to address the fast-growing demand for shrink sleeves. Our customers benefit from our ability to produce the high-quality graphics and 360° decoration that shrink sleeves offer,” said Jeff Spahr, HDC's director of operations. “This new press expands our capacity, improves our productivity, and allows us to continue to provide our customers with multiple printing solutions. By combining the best of each of our processes, we pass the advantages of exceptional print quality, lower production costs, and fast turnaround time on to our customers. We believe that sets us apart from our competitors.” The new acquisition creates five new press-operater positions, for which Hooven-Dayton is now actively recruiting.”