OAKLAND, CA, June 10, 2016 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Digital printing offers corrugated converters the promise of being able to produce more customized boxes, in shorter runs, with faster turnaround times, almost on demand for customers--but the technology has been slow to take off in the corrugated sector, according to contacts.
Still, a burst of new product announcements and partnerships from equipment suppliers created buzz at the drupa 2016 international trade show in Germany, according to trade press reports.Read more
WÜRZBURG, Germany, June 10, 2016 (Press Release) -Leicester in the East Midlands of England caused great excitement by unexpectedly winning the English Premier League in 2015/2016. At Drupa 2016 Qualvis Print and Packaging from Leicester laid the foundations for the championship when it comes to producing luxury packaging with an order for the world makeready champion in medium format in terms of makeready times and speed. The plinth-mounted seven-colour press with twin coaters expands Qualvis’ finishing options and product portfolio. It is expected to be installed in February 2017.Read more
WÜRZBURG, Germany, June 10, 2016 (Press Release) -The Rapida 145 exhibited on the KBA stand in hall 16 at Drupa featuring six printing units, coater, triple extended delivery and automated pile logistics will go to A&R Carton in France. The high-performance jumbo press with up to 18,000sph in format 106 x 145cm will be installed at A&R Carton CDF in Cholet, western France, in autumn 2016. A&R Carton is one of Europe’s largest packaging groups with production sites in many European countries from France to Russia.Read more
WÜRZBURG, Germany, June 9, 2016 (Press Release) -Hardly a year has passed since the last investment and TCPL Packaging, one of India’s largest packaging printers, has ordered another three Rapida 106 presses from KBA at Drupa. They will join the four medium-format Rapidas with six to eight inking units, coater and logistics system already in operation.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, June 9, 2016 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply two Valmet IQ Moisturizer systems to SAICA's corrugated board converting plants in El Prat, Spain, and Beaulac, France. By installing Valmet's advanced moisturizing technology in their corrugators, SAICA's plants will be able to reduce corrugated board warping and consequently reduce waste and improve productivity in their converting processes.Read more
KENNESAW, GA, June 8, 2016 (Press Release) -Warneke Paper Box, a Denver company established in 1907, signed for a new Heidelberg Primefire 106 at drupa. The 7-color machine is the first commercially available industrial inkjet digital printing system in the 70 x 100 format —allowing the Colorado packaging printer to tap into new markets and increase profitability.
“We’ve been researching other inkjet printers for the last 4-5 years. This is, hands down, the best quality we’ve seen at the end of the press,” said Stacy Warneke, President and CEO.Read more
WÜRZBURG, Germany, June 8, 2016 (Press Release) -Simply Cartons, the Nottingham-based producers of luxury packaging have followed up their investment in a unique, highly specified Rapida 106 in August 2015 with a second order for another 20,000sph Rapida 106 equipped for conventional and UV printing placed at Drupa 2016.Read more
LONDON, June 8, 2016 (Press Release) -DS Smith received four awards at Mars Chocolate’s annual awards evening dedicated to rewarding the supply quality of their paper and flexible packaging suppliers.
It is the seventh consecutive year that a DS Smith facility has won the Corrugated Site of Quality Excellence award and the sixth time for the Noerdlingen site.The Corrugated Site of Quality Excellence award recognises overall quality excellence amongst high volume sites with complexity of supply.Read more