January 20, 2022 | Lena Chmielewska

ADHESIVAS IBI Installs Mark Andy Evolution Series E5 Flexo Press

The Evolution Series line, which was unveiled at Labelexpo Brussels 2019, is a perfect complement to Mark Andy’s award-winning Performance Series. Built around the fully servo driven Performance Series P7 platform, the Evolution Series is a modular press that can adapt its configuration to current working circumstances and be modified later if necessary.

The Evolution Series installed in ADHESIVAS IBI is an E5 model with 330mm (13”) web width and eight flexo printing stations, equipped with UV curing. It incorporates Mark Andy’s QCDC (quick change die cut), automatic registration and pre-registration functions and, with no drive shaft, servo control of unwind and rewind tension. The new E5 press joins the company’s existing Mark Andy Performance Series P5 at its production facility in Ibi, Spain.

José Luis Iváñez, founder and president of the company, who has led the business for the last 42 years, commented: “We chose the Evolution because we believe it is the ideal press to satisfy our existing demand and offers the necessary flexibility to explore new markets. We have a responsibility to our customers, so it is vital that the new equipment complements our current technical skills and knowledge. The new E5 will help us develop products for specific markets and, as it is our second 330mm press, it also offers additional capacity.”

Miguel and Mario Iváñez, sons of the founder and CEO Jose Luis Iváñez, with the company’s new Mark Andy Evolution Series E5 press.

Recognized for its high level of customer service, ADHESIVAS IBI undertakes jobs that require detailed attention. Special designs, short and medium runs are part of daily life for the company, which is neither established nor interested in competing in the volume label markets. Mr. Iváñez believes that Mark Andy’s technology gives his company a distinct advantage over competitors: “We are seen as a flexible company and our clients appreciate the fact that our size makes us accessible. They like to deal directly with people who have the knowledge and experience,” he said, adding “there is no typical job here – every day and every shift are different and that is our strong point.”

ADHESIVAS IBI currently employs 42 people, occupies facilities of 4,300 square meters and has made a name for itself in the Spanish market based on professionalism and customer service.