TCPL’s KBA Rapida 106

Three presses in three years


TCPL Packaging, one of the biggest packaging printers in India,has ordered another high-end Rapida 106 in medium format from Koenig & Bauer(KBA). The new 8-color press with coater will be equipped for printing board and film. Three of TCPL’s plants are located inSilvassa, about 180 km from Mumbai, two others in Haridwar, near the city of Delhi, and one in Guwahati. Every plant is ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 22000 (food safety) accredited, and follows strict standards set for vendors of food packaging (BRC/IOP).Additionally, the plants in Silvassa and Haridwar are FSC certified. Each of the plants in Silvassa is specialized in gravure, sheetfed offset and the production of E and F-flute.

A new sheetfed offset press from KBA goes into operation annually at the sheetfed offset plant in Silvassa – a Rapida 106 with six inking units and coater in 2013, a Rapida 106 with seven inking units and coater in 2014 and an 8-color Rapida 106 with coater and delivery extension will go live in 2015. It will be set up for UV mixed operation allowing the firm to offer maximum flexibility in terms of in-line finishing. The press which will be raised by 450 millimetres (17.7 inches) is equipped with features typical for packaging printing, such as
non-stop automatic facilities at the feeder and delivery, a coating supply and cleaning system, IR/TA/UV drying systems in the delivery extension as well as four VariDry UV interdeck dryers. Automatic plate changers, impression cylinder, blanket and roller washing units for conventional and UV printing and EES exhaust-air cleaning system round off the press’ kit boosting productivity.

A Rapida 106 with six printing units, coater and delivery extension mainly for handling plastic film has also been in operation at the company’s plant in Haridwar for three years. Products combining the sheetfed offset and sheetfed gravure printing processes are also produced there.

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