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Beatus Cartons Purchases Two Kba-Iberica Optima 106 Die-Cutting Machines

UK-based carton printer Beatus Cartons has invested in two Koenig & Bauer (KBA)-Iberica Optima 106 die-cutting machines to boost its business.

The purchase is a part of an investment program that includes pre-press, printing and converting.

Beatus Cartons has constructed a new innovation center to install a new carton design studio, and new pre-press and proofing equipment.

Koenig & Bauer has already installed a 7-color Rapida 106 plus double coating press in November 2017 at the innovation center while the second press is planned to be delivered in March 2018.

Beatus Cartons is engaged in providing folding printed cartons in solid board, litho laminated flute and plastic packaging for the food, pharmaceutical, confectionery, motor, glassware, health and beauty industries.

Beatus Cartons managing director Clive Stinchcombe said: “It was imperative that following the huge investment in the new KBA Rapida Press that we matched it up in terms of efficiency with complimentary Cutting & Creasing Machines.

“The Company could not afford to have a disassociation between the Print and Cutting and Creasing Departments which would have hindered productivity and compromised on efficiencies.

“The Iberica Optimas would ensure that the transition would be largely seamless once both of the machines were in situ and running to their optimum capabilities.”

The Optima 106 machines are capable of handling production of paper, cardboard, plastic and corrugated boards up to 1.5mm. It can run at a top speed of 8500 sheets per hour.

Prior to signing the order, Beatus Cartons has conducted extensive testing on the Optima machines at KBA Iberica headquarters in Barcelona, Spain in early November 2017. 

The Iberica Optima machines are customized to match the large range of materials from different sectors of the packaging market produced at Beatus Cartons, KBA said.

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