Astro continues to invest in high technology. A new hot printing machine is about to start operating.

Astro’s already considerable fleet of equipment will be further enriched with the purchase of a new machine for the hot side printing of closures.

The machine represents the best on the market today, because it combines maximum production efficiency with an extraordinary graphic impact: the final result is a glossy golden effect unattainable with the usual offset technique.

There are several technological innovations that make CER Ultimax-A, the purchased machine, the No. 1 in the sector:

  • very high printing speed: up to 8.000 closures/h of all formats, from 25 mm to 35 mm diameter, with lengths from 25 mm up to 60 mm
  • exceptional quality and brilliance of hot printing
  • equipped with digital cameras for 100% quality control of the closures
  • intelligent automation Industry 4.0
  • possibility to receive the automatic distribution of caps
  • quick positioning of the silicone matrix
  • maximum safety: equipped with all European CE certifications

“The new Ultimax-A is the third hot-foil line that we install in the Baldichieri factory” – said Davide Strocco, CEO of Astro – “The increasingly sophisticated pack design of the bottles pushes the request for closures printed with extremely sophisticated techniques: it is a phenomenon that no longer only affects spirits, as it did a few years ago, but now also involves wine closures, in which we are leaders. Our choice fell on the best existing system solution, as it is in the Astro philosophy: to adopt cutting-edge technologies to guarantee, in every situation, the highest quality to our customers “

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