Printer purchased for Polish plant
Walki Group, a producer of technical laminates and protective packaging materials, claims that it will invest in a new multi-colour flexographic printing machine in Poland for its ream wrap products offered to Central and Eastern European markets.
The investment includes a new 10-colour flexo printing machine that will be utilised in the production of ream wrap used mainly for the wrapping of A4 and A3 copy paper reams.
The new machine, estimated to be in full production during the fourth quarter of 2013, will be located at Walki’s Jatne plant, situated 40 kilometres South-East from Warsaw. The supplier of the printing machine will be Comexi Group of Spain.
‘The printing machine’s possibility to use 10 colours gives our customers more possibilities in terms of design and special effects. Accuracy of the machine’s printing result is excellent and the machine will also be using environmentally friendly water-based inks’, says Marko Siltala, VP of Walki’s Operations & Business Line Ream Wrapping, Paper Packaging division.
Preparing for growth in Eastern Europe
‘Paper is still the best media to read longer documents and texts and the consumption of copy paper is expected to grow in Eastern Europe and Russia in the near future. Walki wants to strengthen its position as the leading supplier of ream wrapping material in Europe and the new investment is aimed to serve our customers in Central and East Europe even better than today supporting their needs for attractive packaging’, Siltala says.
Due to the anticipated growth for paper products in Eastern Europe, Walki also opened a new plant in May 2012 in Russia.
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