Walki invests in cutting-edge ream wrap technology in Poland
Walki Group, a leading producer of technical laminates and protective packaging materials is investing in a new multi-colour flexographic printing machine in Poland to further enhance the printing quality of its ream wrap products offered to central and eastern European markets.
The investment includes a 10-colour flexo printing machine that will be utilised in the production of ream wrap used mainly for A4 and A3 copy paper reams.
Estimated to be in full production during the fourth quarter of 2013, the new machine, will be located at Walki’s Jatne plant situated 40 km south-east of Warsaw.
The supplier of the printing machine will be Comexi Group of Spain. The printing machine’s ability to use 10 colours gives 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,” notes Marko Siltala, VP of Walki’s operations & business line ream wrapping, paper packaging division.
“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 eastern Europe even better than today supporting their needs for attractive packaging. Walki opened a new plant in May in Russia to handle the anticipated growth for paper products in eastern Europe and Russia.
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