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QuadTech has signed an agreement with Mondi, an international paper and packaging Group, to include its inspection technology on the group's sheet-fed corrugated presses that feature in-line die-cutting capability. Central to the agreement will be the installation of QuadTech's Inspection System, which inspects the entire substrate width throughout the production run. The system detects common defects such as hickies, hazing, streaks, misregistrations and color variations. Thanks to high-powered software, which enables the system to follow the operation at a speed of up to 7,000 sheets per hour, the system is capable of the most reliable benchmarking possible, Golden Template comparison. The first pilot installation is planned in December 2011 in Mondi's Bad Rappenau plant.

The partnership with QuadTech will enable Mondi to meet brand owners' higher quality expectations. Mondi chose QuadTech as a partner because it is seen as the only press control provider with extensive knowledge and experience in this niche of the corrugated converting market, in addition to its global support network.

Inspection of corrugated substrates requires special algorithms that simulate the substrate's washboard surface and overcome the associated challenges of illumination, in order to distinguish defects accurately.