Chesapeake Adopts High Level Speedmaster XL 105 Technology in Bornem
Belgian expert for pharmaceutical and healthcare packaging
profits from short makeready times and speed of the new
Perfecting press sets new records in terms of production
CutStar roll sheeter ensures waste and environmental
Prinect Axis Control maximizes end user recognition and
By the time drupa starts in May 2012, Chesapeake Bornem will have
fully commissioned its new press, a Speedmaster XL 105-4-P+L. The
four-color perfecting press will use the coating unit as a
dedicated inline die-cutter. Serving the pharmaceutical and
healthcare sectors, this press is ideal for the full range of
leaflets and booklets the site produces. "About 80 percent of the
pharmaceutical work we handle is one back one, 15 percent two back
two and a very small percentage full process color," says Anthony
Vandamme, the print manager at Chesapeake Bornem.
Replacing a rival machine, the new press will run alongside
the company's extensive range of letterpress, narrow web and
digital printing machines. The average litho order is about 10,000,
so having slick makeready as well as speed matters.
CutStar allows the use of inexpensive reel stock rather than
more costly sheeted stock
The Speedmaster XL 105 has been specified with a CutStar
reel to sheet device. The plant will stock reels in three
lightweight grammages. These are quickly and easily interchanged.
Buying paper in reels is economic and so too is being able to cut
paper to the exact length of each job. That has clear waste and
environmental benefits, too. But Anthony Vandamme cites some other
advantages. The paper transport is easier reel to sheet with thin
papers and it completely eliminates any potential risk of double
sheet feeds. Chesapeake Bornem has also opted for Prinect Axis
Control, a spectral colour measurement device that is able to
measure and store Pantone colours which is ideal for customers keen
to ensure their brand is reproduced accurately, maximising end user
recognition and appeal.
Operators at the site welcome the investment and are
especially impressed by the big wall screen that will give them
clear visuals of production activity and data. They will be trained
to run this new technology during the commissioning phase this
"Heidelberg has performed well. Everything has run to
schedule and been well planned. We look forward to showcasing this
latest technology which is part of Chesapeake's unrivalled
investment program which will exceed Euro 30 million this year,"
says Anthony Vandamme.
Chesapeake, expert in world-class pharmaceutical packaging
operates more than 20 strategically located manufacturing
facilities in the US, Europe and Asia. The company consistently
supplies the majority of the world's leading pharmaceutical
companies as well as many more specialist niche businesses.
Chesapeake is committed to environmental protection - all
sites meet local legislative standards and each operation has
implemented an energy management programme. What's more, Chesapeake
continues to reduce all process waste and maximizes reuse and
recycling. Paperboard products are specified from managed,
replenishable forestry resources or from recycled fibre. In
addition, Chesapeake has completed a program to certify all of its
European sites to FSC© and PEFC Chain of Custody standards.
The Speedmaster XL 105 at customer Chesapeake in
Peak Performance Class: The Speedmaster XL 105
with innovative perfecting technology satisfies the most stringent
demands in terms of both quality and productivity.
CutStar allows you to use inexpensive reel stock
rather than more costly sheeted stock, saving you up to 15 percent.
With special printing materials such as foils or aluminized paper,
the saving is often even greater.
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For further information, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Corporate Public Relations
Phone: +49 (0)6221 92-5061
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92-5069