Environmental Protection Accomplish the Future
During 26th October to 28th October, 2006, the annual seminar for graphic carton industry called Global Graphic Carton Industry Market Trend and Process Technology Forum and Association of Huayin Graphic Carton Industry (Hereinafter refers to Association) is hold in Shanghai Sun& Moon Island Resort successfully. During this association, the audiences made a fierce response after the speech of Shantou City Jinyulan Packing Machinery Co., Ltd. There were streams of insiders who came for information in our booth outside the meeting room for JINYULAN. As a result, we interview the President Mr. Li Jinlan.
Global Graphic Carton Industry: During this association, there are so many participants who are interested in your hologram images transferring production line. Could you please introduce this equipment briefly to us?
Li Jinlan: This production lien is researched and developer dependently by Jinyulan Company. The main function is achieving spot or full plate holographic images on surface of substrate with the feature of environmental protective and energy saving. Owing our own patent is the key to win the market.
Global Graphic Carton Industry: There are so many ways to achieve hologram anti-counterfeiting image on package, what is the reason that JINYULAN takes transferring production line as its research area? What’s its advantage?
Li Jinlan: The original ways of hologram anti-counterfeiting such as laser label, laminating laser film and laser paper has its own features. However, from the aspect of environmental protection, they are slightly inferior. In hologram images transferring production line, the hologram transferring film is just carrier of holographic images. During production, the hologram transferring film can be reused more than one time after transferred without any other process, it measure up to standard of environmental protection. The tension controlling system in the hologram images transferring production line can make sure that the film will not distort, the used hologram film will be rewinded into a roll finally, it is possible for recycle of plastic raw material. That is the most important point for this technology which solves the cost problems.
Global Graphic Carton Industry: Since there isn’t any laminating film on top of substrate, there should be another problem of how to assure the feature of waterproof for product.
Li Jinlan: There should be no problem for waterproof as Jinyulan own unique technology to achieve waterproof and preservation on the surface of substrate after processing.
Global Graphic Carton Industry: Since this production line owns many patents, could you please introduce in detail?
Li Jinlan: The hologram images transferring production line, curing and cooling systems have successfully applied patent. For the curing and cooling system, curing system of printing machine applies ways of air cooling while using UV lamps; however, the cooling effect is not satisfactory enough. If applying water cooling, the equipment requires large area and high construction cost with big energy lost. Our engineers consider a lot in fast curing and energy-efficiency, the UV curing system applies combination of cool air and natural air after accelerating to assemble more reasonable cooling system. In such way, the temperature of printing surface can be controlled within proper scope, after curing, the substrate can be peeled off from the film easily without distorting so that the hologram image on the substrate will not be stuck to film or destroyed to make sure the quality of substrate can reach good effect as expected. Meanwhile the hologram transferring film will not distort due to high temperature, however, it can keep its original size and property to extend the service lift of hologram transferring film. Due to the scientific design of cooling system, the energy consumption of curing is greatly reduced.
Global Graphic Carton Industry: It is well known that the seam avoiding problem is the challenge in film printing, especially eliminating the seam on transparent film is more difficult. However, the hologram images transferring production line can solve this problem easily. How does Jinyulan make it?
Li Jinlan: We apply image analyzer and speed differential device to avoid the joint seam of hologram transferring film successfully to push the machine to a high level. Currently, we are applying patent for such technology. Meanwhile, we keep increasing production speed of hologram images transferring production line constantly. The maximum printing speed can reach 8000 sheet per hour without seam jumping. Besides, it is very flexible to run with no matter polymer plate or PS plate. It can also achieve both spot and full plate hologram images transferring function.
Global Graphic Carton Industry: To confront with the big reform in tobacco industry currently, many tobacco enterprises are trying new craft and new technology continuously. What do you think of this phenomenon? As a machinery manufacturer, how to deal with this situation for Jinyulan?
Li Jinlan: China’s cigarette package is taking the leading position in the world. Although the WTO and Framework Convention should have some impact on domestic tobacco package, China’s own tobacco has its Chinese characteristics and will not run into the simplified way rapidly. However, with the establishment of people’s environmental awareness, the environmental property of cigarette package and printing is getting more and more attention from the world. Green and environmental protective is becoming an overwhelming developing trend for tobacco package especially after China’s accession to the WTO, developed countries implement Green Trade Barriers, meanwhile, there is an impact from abroad for low tar and high environmental protective tobacco to domestic market. Laminated package material is definitely supposed to be eliminated gradually. As equipment supplier, we develop new products accordingly to requirement of environmental protection, one of which is the hologram images transferring production line.
Global Graphic Carton Industry: When purchasing the equipment, many enterprises consider a lot for qualified after-sales service, how does Jinyulan mange to satisfy requirement of customers?
Li Jinlan: First of all, the operation system of JINYULAN adopts the most simple and scientific operation method which is convenient for operators’ study. We will also do training for specific actual operators while installing the machine. Once there is something wrong in use, we will arrive in customers’ site within 24 hours as mentioned in the contract to settle it for customers. Among more than forty set of equipment sold out to customers, there is no bad record. We’ve gained approval from foreigner customers for our machine quality and after-sales service. There was one enterprise in Korea who did detail research before purchasing our machine; they even went to our customers’ sit for inspection. Even since the purchase of this Korean customer, we open the market of Korea. Besides Korean, our equipments draw attentions of printing enterprise from Japan, America, Brazil, India and Spanish etc.
Global Graphic Carton Industry: Could you introduce for our reader the technology trend of Jinyulan’s production in Year 2007?
Li Jinlan: We’ve been doing reach for environmental protective package machinery; Year 2007 will be no exception. In 2007, we will introduce some new technology in foil stamping. Cold foil stamping is better than hot stamping in property of environmental protection. It has all features of transferring golden and silver cardboard to conform to current individuation requirement of tobacco market in China. Cold foil stamping technology has the features of high printing speed, short production cycle time, wide application material scope, high printing accuracy, good anti-counterfeiting effect as well as conformation of environmental printing requirement etc. In our most advanced equipment of cold foil stamping, after coated with UV adhesive, the distance of two substrates is tight enough to increase utilization of foil. On the other hand, while processing holographic cold foil stamping, the photoelectricity eye spotting system can achieve real time monitoring of seam position of it then send back the signal to servo, the servo adjust running speed and position of the substrate according to this signal to that the joint seam of foil is located in the gap of two substrates. As a result, the surface of substrate can avoid joint seam of holographic cold foil stamping to increase qualification rate of finishing printing product. Meanwhile, it can achieve metallic decoration effect such as fine lines, small text and halftone pattern. There are many enterprises that specialize in foil stamping in the world. What we consider is how to develop equipment which is most suitable for domestic market. Compared with supplier abroad, we are with leading price-performance advantage, which is only a tenth of cost for similar imported equipment. We are not inferior in aspect of technology. We hope that we can strengthen the printing and packaging industry for China to create our own brand.