Curtis Packaging's Coating Innovation

Posted on November 15, 2012 @ 08:02 am

Curtis Packaging has launched an innovative technology for folding cartons, called "Curtis Coatography," which applies a proprietary UV polymer with pinpoint accuracy in varying thicknesses to a wide variety of substrates.

According to the supplier, it is now the first folding carton manufacturer in North America to utilize next generation digital coating technology. This advancement was made possible by Curtis' acquisition of a Scodix S series digital coating press, which is the first of its kind at a North American folding carton converter.

“We are extremely excited to launch Curtis Coatogoraphy,” said Don Droppo, jr. president and CEO. “I am awed by the truly three dimensional enhancements we can achieve using Scodix technology. There is nothing more important to Curtis than continuing to innovate and the acquisition of this revolutionary new press allows us to do just that.”

The first product in the series of Cutis Coatography products is Coatography Gloss. Future product offerings in the series will include glitter, spot flocking, and lenticular effects.

Coatography Gloss applies the highest gloss available for printed materials, measuring 99 Gloss Units. It can be applied up to 250 microns in polymer height, which is 100 times higher than traditional UV coatings. Variable density capabilities ranging from one to 100 percent, allow for both high gloss and more “matte” finishes in a single pass.