- DALLAS, TX, April 26, 2017 (Press Release) -
- First-time attendee and Diamond sponsor
- New subsidiary is a Barcelona-based producer of medium and large-format flatbed die-cutters for board and corrugated packaging
- KBA-Iberica Die Cutters booth #1036
To introduce itself under its new name, KBA-Iberica Die Cutters, the new North American exclusive distributor under a partnership between leading packaging press manufacturer KBA and die-cutting expert Iberica, will be presenting a range of post-press solutions for the economical finishing of the board and corrugated packaging markets at Odyssey 2017 at the Schaumburg Convention Center outside of Chicago from May 17-19, 2017.
“KBA-Iberica is looking forward to the upcoming IADD•FSEA Odyssey 2017 in the Chicago area,” says Tom Fitzgerald, KBA-Iberica product manager. “As a proud sponsor and a first time attendee, we are especially excited. As the leading manufacturer of printing presses in the printing and packaging industry, we look forward to introducing a new era in die-cutting with our recently acquired Iberica die-cutters. Iberica has stood for one of the leading partners of the print and packaging markets. Its high quality, European made die-cutter fits perfectly into the KBA family. Stop by the KBA-Iberica booth (#1036) at Odyssey to learn more about our new offerings.”
To meet customer demands, KBA is providing solutions such as the KBA-Iberica I-Press 106 K and the KBA Rapida RDC 106. The I-Press is the new generation of high technology die-cutters made by KBA-Iberica. This press is built to Iberica's high exacting standards. The I-Press is one of the fastest and most precise pieces of equipment in its sector. The I-Press can be equipped with the new OPMR (Optical Print Mark Register) for the front and side-lays registration. The RDC 106 is uniquely designed to produce folding cartons. In addition, the RDC 106 can be formatted for In-Mold Labeling (IML) applications The machine is capable of run speeds up to 15,000 sheets per hour.
Fitzgerald and Eric Frank, KBA senior vice president of marketing and product management, will be representing the division and rolling out the latest KBA-Iberica brand of products. Odyssey attendees are encouraged to visit the booth where the division will focus on the challenges of the post-press market and presenting its solutions as the leading provider of medium and large-format flatbed die cutters for board and corrugated packaging.
"We are proud to have KBA-Iberica as a valued exhibitor at our Odyssey 2017 trade show," says Cindy Crouse, CEO of IADD. "We are also pleased to welcome KBA-Iberica as members of our organization and as Diamond Level sponsors. We very much look forward to their contributions to our members."
The IADD•FSEA Odyssey is the only event in 2017 targeted specifically to die-cutting, die-making, foil stamping, embossing and bindery. As an attendee of Odyssey, you will experience a unique, world-class amalgam of education and technology. Presented by the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking and the Foil and Specialty Effects Association, the Odyssey focuses on innovative processes, next generation materials and unique industry services. Odyssey provides the perfect opportunity to connect with your fellow converters, industry and association leaders, and suppliers.
KBA North America is located in Dallas, Texas and a member of the KBA Group. Established 200 years ago this year in Würzburg, Germany, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) is the oldest and second largest press manufacturer worldwide. KBA's banner, 'People & Print', reflects its dual focus as a leading innovator for print entrepreneurs. The group's product range is the broadest in the industry; its portfolio includes sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, post press die-cutters, inkjet presses and systems, flexographic presses, commercial and newspaper web presses, corrugated presses, special presses for banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, glass and plastic decorating.