BRUSSELS, Dec. 6, 2018 (PPI Europe) -Switzerland’s Südpack Bioggio has installed a MW 80 gravure press supplied by Bobst at its Bioggio printing facility.
“Our customers are demanding short runs of non-repeat jobs more and more frequently, often with the addition of special visual and tactile finishing effects that enhance the attractiveness of the packaging at points of sale,” Südpack Bioggio managing director Enrico Riesel said in a press release. He added: “Finding a way to meet these requests without increasing production costs can be challenging, especially on gravure equipment that has thrived in handling mostly medium to long runs”.
According to Riesel, if packaging converters want to play a role in the market, they need to be as flexible as possible in terms of quality, special applications and speed of turn-around. “[Converters] are also under a lot of pressure to be competitive and therefore need to find ways to reduce production costs internally. The secret to full efficiency for us has been identifying the right dedicated machine for dedicated job types” Riesel said.
Südpack Bioggio is part of the Germany-headquartered international film manufacturer of food, non-food and medical packaging Südpack Verpackungen.