rlc | packaging group invests in a Peak Performance Class Speedmaster XL 106 from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). The press - a Speedmaster XL 106-8+LYYLYYLX3 (eight color press with three chambered doctor blade coating units and DryStar dryer technology between each pair of coating units and in the triple extended delivery) - made its debut at drupa 2012. rlc | packaging group's production site in Spreitenbach near Zurich will commission the press in the fourth quarter of 2012.
This machine's configuration is the first of its kind worldwide. With a peak performance speed of 18,000 sph, the new flagship will mostly manufacture confectionery packaging at Spreitenbach. The site will be the first one to be equipped with several configurations of the new Speedmaster XL 106 series, thus underlining the company's strategic cooperation with Heidelberg. "One decisive reason for the investment is Heidelberg's comprehensive solution concept for packaging printing, which also encompasses die-cutters and folding carton gluing machines," states Ulrich Nydegger, managing director of the rlc | packaging group and responsible for the Swiss production sites Spreitenbach and Köniz. "The innovative concept of the press as well as Heidelberg's services tailored to the particular needs of a packaging printer were just as crucial as the machine's productivity and quality," adds rlc | packaging group company spokesman Hans-Christian Bestehorn. "What's more, we already have very positively experienced Heidelberg equipment at our sites in Aachen and Berlin. The new press stands out due to its high energy efficiency and eco-friendly use of resources and thus complements our sustainability strategy in an excellent way."