Innovapack Embalagens in São Paulo adds KBA Rapida 105 for packaging market
Monday, February 28, 2011
The Brazilian packaging industry is booming along with the economy, and many printers are investing in new kit in order to keep pace with demand. Among them is Innovapack Embalagens, which recently fired up a new KBA Rapida 105 six-colour coater press at its plant in Itaquaquecetuba near São Paulo.
Innovapack was created in 2002 by Argentina’s HZ Group, one of the biggest producers of packaging in South America. Since then it has established itself in the market as a producer of high-quality folding cartons. The time savings delivered by the new high-speed Rapida 105 – which joined a number of other KBA presses – will enable Innovapack to raise its profile still further.
Key component in the HZ Group network
In Brasilien ist Innovapack eine feste Größe für die Herstellung hochwertiger Kartonverpackungen für die Lebensmittel-, Getränke-, Waschmittel- und Gesundheitsindustrie, die in allen Landesteilen genutzt werden.
Innovapack has made a name for itself in Brazil as a maker of high-quality cartonboard packaging for food, beverages, soap powder and health products, which are distributed throughout the country. Director Juan Pino says: “The market is in flux, and to keep pace with growth we must invest in new kit to boost capacity and productivity, and enhance quality. The latest version of the Rapida 105 may not be that common in the Brazilian market, but we have total confidence in KBA’s outstanding international reputation as a manufacturer of sheetfed packaging presses – a reputation that has been confirmed by other companies in the HZ group. The competent advice and service concept provided by KBA’s new agency, Deltagraf, also played a major role, and in the end KBA was our first choice. We have known and valued their presses for a long time. Since the price and delivery time were also competitive, we opted for a new Rapida.”
Production head Alessandro Mattioli agrees: “The Rapida 105 is run in three shifts and demonstrates its class both in short runs and ultra-long ones of up to half a million. Our press crews were given in-depth training and see the new Rapida as a stimulating challenge.”
Fit for complex print jobs
The six-colour coater press has a maximum rated speed of 16,500sph, a print format of 740 x 1050mm (29.3 x 41.34in) and is mounted on a 375mm (14.75in) plinth. It is configured with a 2.6m (102in) delivery extension, IR and thermal dryers, automated blanket- and roller-washing systems, automatic plate changers and semi-automatic coating-plate changers for faster makeready. The ErgoTronic console makes for easy operation, while a remote maintenance capability ensures a rapid response to service calls.