Nilpeter USA has gifted a one million USD flexo press to Clemson University’s College of Business to improve its nationally recognized Graphic Communications program.

Located in the Godfrey Hall building on the university’s campus in Clemson, South Carolina, home to the Graphic Communications department, the servo-driven 13in FB-3 flexo press is capable of producing labels, folding cartons and flexible film. Its automation, efficiency, and advanced drive and registration systems provide students with important technology on which to learn.

The state-of-the-art flexo press will enable the university to build on its reputation as one of the nation’s leaders in printing and packaging design education by providing students with this cutting-edge teaching tool. Clemson University’s College of Business Graphic Communications program has long been recognized as a national leader in packaging design and printing education. Through such generous gifts as that from Nilpeter, Clemson University employs a hands-on approach to package design and printing education. The program boasts a 95 percent employment rate upon graduation.

‘Nilpeter’s gift is an investment in the next generation of packaging design leaders,’ said Clemson University president James P. Clements. ‘We appreciate, and are honored, that Nilpeter recognizes Clemson University as a leader in preparing high-calibre printing and packaging design professionals for the industry.’

Lars Eriksen, CEO and owner of Nilpeter, confirmed that his company is, ‘strongly committed to the education of the next generation of printers.

‘By operating the latest and most innovative technology, we aim to inspire skilled students to positively influence the printing industry in the years to come. We look forward to our future cooperation with Clemson University faculty and students.’

The Nilpeter gift is part of the university’s 10-year ‘The Will to Lead’ capital campaign, which concluded this year, surpassing its one billion USD goal.

Charles ‘Chip’ Tonkin, chair of the Graphic Communications department, added: ‘Our students understand marketplace competitiveness and how implementing technology can keep companies strong and innovative.

‘The value of this gift extends to potential employers in that they want students who know how to utilise and implement the latest technologies to stay competitive. We appreciate that Nilpeter believes in our students and faculty to invest this level of commitment in Clemson University, and the industry.’

Written for: Labels and Labeling Magazine

By: Staff Writer

September 1, 2016