Press Release: Litalsa Earns first SpecMetrix Certified Facility Award in Spain
Monday, September 11, 2017
Oyon, Spain – One of the global leaders in packaging solutions and lithography technology, Litalsa (Litografía Alavesa, S.L.), and METPACK Innovation Gold Award Winner Sensory Analytics have completed a supply and cooperation agreement for the installation of the latest SpecMetrix® In-line coating measurement systems for all coating lines within Litalsa’s state of the art offset printing and coated metal plates manufacturing facility in Oyon, Spain. This deal with Sensory Analytics and Litalsa’s commitment to the exclusive use of SpecMetrix In-line coating thickness and film weight measurement systems has earned the innovative plant designation as the first “SpecMetrix Certified” facility in Spain. This certification denotes the installation of SpecMetrix systems on all plant coating lines combined with certified training of all plant coating team members on these next generation tools. Included in the supplied systems was the first SpecMetrix Split In-line system for both coaters of a single tandem coating line. Split systems measure at comparable speeds to single In-line systems, with data reporting shared between the two lines from one main centrally located controller. The implementation of SpecMetrix systems at Litalsa means the company can assure its valued customers that they are benefiting from the most advanced film weight control and coating quality systems available today. Plants that have transitioned to the exclusive utilization of SpecMetrix In-line systems have profited from increased line efficiency and the significant volume of quantifiable process and quality data that can be generated for all applied wet or dry industry coatings.
The award presentation took place within the 16,000-square meter state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Greg Frisby, Global Industry Manager of SpecMetrix Systems at Sensory Analytics, stated “We are honored to support Litalsa’s efforts to achieve the highest level of coating quality assurance and process control represented by this certification, and we are pleased that Litalsa recognized the importance of becoming the first SpecMetrix Certified Facility in Spain.”
Juan Inchausti, Litalsa’s CEO, added, “To become metal packaging industry leaders globally, Litalsa partners with the leading technology and machinery companies, including Sensory Analytics and their high-impact SpecMetrix systems. All of us at Litalsa welcome the opportunity to further enhance our high-quality performance as a SpecMetrix Certified Facility.”
About Sensory Analytics
Fast-growing Sensory Analytics supplies its award-winning SpecMetrix® coating thickness and film weight measurement systems to manufacturing and coating leaders within the metal packaging industry worldwide. The company’s exclusive SpecMetrix offerings measure the absolute thickness of applied wet or dry coatings in real-time with nanometric precision during coating processes or in QA labs and R&D centers. SpecMetrix systems have proven their value to global leaders by helping to optimize coating usage, process control and the quality of coated end-products. For additional information on the #1 brand of coating thickness measurement systems, please visit www.specmetrix.com.
Since its origin, Litalsa has been characterized by exceptional growth and its commitment to relentless innovation, improvement and high quality. Litalsa is the largest independent company in the sector of lithography and varnish on metal worldwide. Their high-quality coated metal sheets are transformed by the world’s largest packaging and metal product manufacturers into a wide variety of packaging and closures, from the classic tin containers for preserved food, to aerosols, decorative tins, twist off lids and crown corks. For more information on one of the world’s leading metal decorators, please visit www.litalsa.es.
Devon Edmonson, Marketing Coordinator
The Sensory Building
4413 West Market Street,
Greensboro, NC 27407 USA
Jesús Ubierna, Deputy Director
Santa Lucia 27. 01320
Oyón (Álava), Spain
Tel: +34 945 622 555