Van Genechten Packaging, Europe's largest independent folding
carton producer, underline their strategy in the premium packaging
with their newest investment for a high performance Speedmaster XL
105-8+LYYLX3, a fully automated offset press from Heidelberger
Druckmaschinen AG, the worldwide largest offset manufacturer.
This investment will take place in the site of VG
Angoulême, which is fully dedicated to the premium packaging
France is one of the most important packaging markets for
luxury goods like perfume/ cosmetics and beverages like
Champagne/Cognac and Whisky.
This sophisticated configuration XL 105-8+LYYLX3 consisting
in 8 printing units and double coating units, full UV printing,
automatic pile changing at feeder and delivery will enable Van
Genechten Angoulême to produce all kind of "value added"
effects like gloss/mat varnishes, metallic/iriodin coatings and
also print inline a high variety of ink and coating combinations
with opaque white on aluminum coated cardboard. Since the
Speedmaster XL 105 was launched on drupa 2004, more than 1150
presses of this class have been sold around the word.
With a market share of more than 40 percent in the sheet fed offset
press sector, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is the
world-wide leading provider of solutions and services for the
packaging and print media industry. The company offers
comprehensive solutions in the fields of prepress, sheetfed offset
printing and finishing for the cardboard folding industry.
Van Genechten Packaging is a group comprising of 10 folding
carton factories in 7 countries, serving the European consumer
goods industry with cardboard boxes, micro flute packaging and
packaging systems. Other activities of the group are Automation and
Extrusion, which offer customized solutions for packaging machines
and a broad range of barrier laminations both for the open market
as well as for the group.
The Speedmaster XL 105 eight-color with
double-coating units will produce
for the French premium packaging market at the
Angoulême-based site of the Van Genechten Packaging Group.
Figure 2 (Graphic):
At Van Genechten Angoulême, the
Speedmaster XL 105-8+LYYL will realize diverse finishing effect, as
for example gloss/matt varnish or metallic-/Iriodin coatings.
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