Thailand's TPN Packaging gets a Bobst die-cutter
Left to right: Waewlada Teachasakul (Sales Manager-Thailand), Teeruth Thungkasemvathana (Deputy Managing Director), and Kajari Attila (Zone Business Director, South-East Asia FC & CB Industry Business Unit Printing & Converting)

A new Novacut 106 ER Autoplaten die-cutter is the latest investment in Bobst technology by the Bangkok-based Thung Hua Sinn Group. Installed at the company’s TPN Packaging division, the flatbed machine has helped increase productivity and efficiency in the production of folding cartons for global brand owner customers.

A print and packaging solutions provider, the Thung Hua Sinn Group (THSG) in Thailand, for over 20 years, has relied on Bobst-converting technology as part of its setup, allowing it to produce high-quality paperboard packaging for many of the world’s best-known brands. 

The latest acquisition from the Swiss manufacturer, a Novacut106 ER Autoplaten flatbed die-cutter, was brought in to support growth and increase capacity at TPN. The new machine offers to cut, strip, and blank in one pass, handling paper, carton, and solid board, and light corrugated board, in maximum sizes of 1,060 x 760 mm at a processing speed of up to 7,000 sheets per hour. 

It features smooth feeding, precise registration, and perfect in-line stripping, as well as automatic non-stop delivery for greater productivity and reduced waste.

“The positioning of the model fits our needs in terms of job run length, speed, and applications, and we have already seen an increase in productivity and efficiency since adding it to our factory floor,” said deputy managing director Teeruth Thungkasemvathana. “The machine is user-friendly for both new and experienced operators thanks to the intuitive HMI and simple step-by-step guides for job setups.”

Sustainable manufacturing requires reliable machines that increase productivity and efficiency while also cutting waste of material and operator time, such as the Bobst Novacut 106 ER, the company said. Reliability, however, extends beyond the machine itself to the service and support structure provided by the manufacturer. “We have always been well supported by Bobst. They have a strong local service team, which is crucial for us to avoid unplanned downtime so we can deliver on time for our customers,” said Thungkasemvathana.

Bobst is one of the world’s leading suppliers of substrate processing, printing, and converting equipment and services for the label, flexible packaging, folding carton, and corrugated board industries. 

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