Parksons Packaging orders two more Rapida 106 presses


Well-known Indian packaging printer Parksons Packaging, recently ordered two additional high-performance Rapida 106 sheetfed offset presses. In the last two years, the company has installed four medium-format Rapidas and is extremely satisfied with their performance. The order is for an eight-colour press and a seven-colour press, both with coater. The first is scheduled to arrive at around the turn of the year and the second in the first quarter of 2015, expanding the firm’s capacity significantly.

Over the last 50 years Parksons Packaging has become one of India’s key packaging manufacturers. At its three sites in Daman, Rudrapur and Pune the company predominantly produces packaging for food and beverages, but also for pharmaceutical products and the electronic industry.

The eight-colour Rapida is planned to go live at the plant in Pantnagar. It will join an existing six-colour Rapida 105 with coater and a sixcolour Rapida 106 with twin coaters already in operation. The new Rapida 106 features board and film-handling kit and is configured for UV mixed operation. It will be typically equipped for packaging printing with automatic nonstop systems and pile logistics, and the press will be raised by 450 mm (17.7 inch). Automatic plate changers, CleanTronic Multi combined blanket, impression cylinder and roller washing systems for ink changes as well as CleanTronic UV all ensure production efficiency. Furthermore, ErgoTronic ColorDrive and ErgoTronic ACR monitor control print quality online. Essential preset data is transferred to the press via LogoTronic CIPLinkX.

The almost identically configured seven-colour press will be installed at the plant in Daman next to an existing six-colour Rapida. An additional six-colour Rapida is in operation at the company’s site in Pune.

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