七月 29, 2016
Packaging machinery supplier Bobst and BHS Corrugated have been awarded a contract by Mexican paper and packaging manufacturer Grupo Gondi to supply and install 11 new production lines.
Grupo Gondi’s new 90SIX will feature repeats of up to 2060 mm and speeds of up 500 meters per minute. Its CI (central impression) architecture makes it ideal for printing on low grammage paper while delivering graphics close to offset quality, and helps to considerably lower box makers’ production costs.
The press will join two other 90SIX presses in the group and will be installed at an undisclosed Grupo Gondi plant by the end of 2017.
Like the two presses bought by Grupo Gondi before it, the new 90SIX will be equipped with smartGPS™, BOBST’s unique off-press impression setting system that reduces set-up waste to almost zero and allows users to produce even the smallest of orders.
Another special feature of the press is a downstream unit designed for the application of both water-based and UV curable inks. This allows the machine to be used for all types of pre-print carton applications, including the production of premium beer packaging.
Performance and flexibility in corrugating
Designed by BHS Corrugated, the corrugators being supplied to Grupo Gondi feature a 2.5 meter working width, double-wall capabilities and a running speed of 400 meters per minute.
Eduardo Posada, CEO of Grupo Gondi, said “These investments will support the rapid expansion we are undertaking by updating and expanding our production capabilities with state-of-the-art technology and by adding the extra capacity we need for the near future. It means that we will continue to provide the market with the best possible packaging solutions while we also support the investments that our major clients are making in new plants in the region.”