Posted 十一月 21, 2016
VPK's parent company in Oudegem, Belgium, has a new, ultra-modern machine. The case maker Martin 924 produces American boxes with 6-colour printing in a single pass, as VPK Packaging says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
The Martin 924 is equipped with infrared drying. This is necessary in order to ensure a perfect drying of the printing on coated paper.
The printing of the cardboard is the first stage of the production process. Without the Martin 924, the printed cardboard needs to be die-cut, folded and glued by other machines. Thanks to the modern features of the new machine, a single in-line process is now possible: six-colour printing, die-cutting, folding and gluing with perfect quality at very high speed.
The total investment project - which amounts to approximately Euro 7 million - also includes the installation of a double-deck WIP and a second central pallet inserter. The supply of pallets to the various finishing machines therefore no longer needs to be done by forklifts, which is a big step forward for safety and for internal, logistics optimisation.
The new case maker will also ensure extra volume. The total annual corrugated packaging capacity will increase by 5 million m², or 2,500 tons, equivalent to 500 full transports.