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Korber PaperLink reports successful Drupa Open House

Press release from the issuing company

Hamburg, Germany; July 19, 2004 – Körber PaperLink today reported the response to its Open House event parallel to drupa at its E.C.H. Will headquarters facility here as a complete success. A total of 31 groups from 17 different countries attended the Open House to learn about the products and performance of the KPL paper division. Every day during Drupa, a shuttle train service that ran between Düsseldorf and Hamburg brought visitors back and forth from the fair to the Open House. Due to the strong interest shown by customers, KPL extended the Open House be-yond the dates of the fair until the middle of June. KPL's solutions for the folio-size market segment highlighted the Hamburg event. Among them was E.C.H. Will's newly developed FS Pro, a folio-size sheeter for the mid-range segment, which was presented to the profes-sional public for the first time and proved its practical efficiency under real-istic production conditions. Attendees brought paper rolls of varying quality to the Open House, which were then cut to folio-size sheets on the FS Pro. Owing to a new paper overlapping system that ensures mark-free paper transport, the FS Pro was able to process highly sensitive coated paper and paper board damage-free. Visitors also showed great interest in the non-stop/no-waste palette change of the FS Pro, which increases pro-ductivity by 10 percent. Körber PaperLink also used the Open House to demonstrate E.C.H. Will's folio-size GFS Global Folio Sheeter designed for high end segments with its seven unwinders. Reams of paper sheeted on the GFS and FS Pro were wrapped by the Wrapmatic GRM 12, a fully automatic folio ream wrapping machine from KPL Packaging. Martin Weickenmeier, President and CEO of Körber PaperLink and mem-ber of the Körber AG Board of Directors, stated with satisfaction: "The number of visitors to the Open House event in Hamburg exceeded all our expectations. The idea of having an additional platform for product dem-onstrations and customer consultations running parallel to drupa came up trumps."