Finishing Equipment

Smooth Finish LLC becomes premier distributor of Neschen’s brand of hardware in the US market


eschen Coating GmbH, the German manufacturer of self-adhesive media, laminators and industrial coating solutions, recently opened a US- based company that directly serves the North American market.

With Smooth Finish LLC from Georgia, Neschen Inc. now has an experienced partner who can also provide technical support for the US laminator business. Smooth Finish CEO Don Bahr and the Neschen team are looking forward to the future cooperation. “When Smooth Finish had the chance to participate in the launch of Neschen laminators in the US market, we seized the opportunity to become the first distributor,” says Mr Bahr, who has more than 30 years of experience in the market.

“Smooth Finish has the reputation and experience to serve as a local point of contact for our customers,” says Neschen Inc. Managing director Darren Speizer. Mr Bahr adds: “With all the award- winning digital presses available in the market today, it is only fitting that we offer customers the same level of quality

finishing solutions.“

The German-based Neschen team and managing director Darren Speizer are delighted to have found an experienced distributor with an impeccable reputation with Smooth Finish LLC.


Speed and efficiency key for Reflex Litho Plus with new Duran Omega Allpro 70


ithographic printing facility, Reflex Litho Plus has invested in and installed a new Duran Omega Allpro 70 folder-gluer in order to enhance the efficiency of its finishing process.

Operating as part of the Reflex Group of companies and based in Trafford Park in Manchester, Reflex Litho Plus specialises in the manufacture of cartons, sleeves, boxes and other materials for the food and associated industries.

To support its extensive finishing process, Reflex Litho Plus has taken on a Duran Omega Allpro 70 to enhance its firepower and continue to deliver quality products to its wide range of customers.

“We needed to purchase the Omega due to the fact that our existing folder gluer was no longer up to the job in terms of volumes, speed, efficiency and was requiring extensive maintenance in order to keep it

running,” says site and production manager Mike Webb.

“The benefits include faster turnaround times, and the ability to match our press size better with larger cartons. Also, it will enable us to retain in-house work that we had previously outsourced to other companies.” Features on the 70cm-wide Duran Omega Allpro 70 include the ability to produce straight line, double wall, crash lock and optional four and six corners with single finger servo back-fold system. Users also benefit from inner partition, Z-fold, conical crash lock and CD boxes, at a maximum belt speed of 400 m/min. In addition, all folder-gluers in the Duran Omega Allpro range can be equipped with the Omega Turnpro, Omega Nick Breaker and Omega Ejection Section, as well as the Omega Pre-Feeder and Omega Pack Station. As to how the machine will impact future

work at Reflex Litho Plus, Mr Webb says the investment will allow the company to bring in new customers from a number of markets, adding: “New and additional work will be attracted by this investment.”


December/January 2021


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