New Sopano case study shows top 3 reasons for the Phoseon UV LED retrofit

Converter has cut costs, increased uptime and attracted new customers

Sopano’s old mercury-lamp curing systems had become a big challenge. They consumed a lot of electricity, and required a specialized chiller due to their high temperature. Being slow to warm up and cool down, they limited production time. Plus they were not designed for new fast-drying inks needed to meet changing customer expectations and EU regulatory requirements.

All that changed with the company’s switch to Phoseon UV LED curing systems.

“Phoseon UV LED technology at Sopano brings us both the savings we expected and is opening up new markets for us.”
Laurent Charbonneau, President, Sopano

Laurent Charbonneau, President of Sopano, puts it this way: “Phoseon UV LED technology at Sopano brings us both the savings we expected and is opening up new markets for us.”

You can read the full Sopano UV LED retrofit story in our new case study to learn details like these:

  • A quick and simple upgrade for the company’s Nilpeter five-station press
  • Immediate reduction in energy and maintenance costs
  • Instant LED on/off that increases production time every day
  • The move to thinner and more heat-sensitive papers and substrates as well as fast-drying, low-migration inks
  • Higher customer satisfaction and new business opportunities

“We realize today at Sopano that UV LED brings us productivity savings and a safer workplace for the operators, and also opens up new fields and printing capabilities that are very interesting to us,” says Charbonneau. “That is why other machines at Sopano will soon be retrofitted with this technology.”