Koenig and Bauer installs Evo XD in South Africa

Dynamic Plastic Packaging, based near Johannesburg in South Africa, has installed an Evo XD wide web flexo press from Koenig and Bauer Flexotecnica.

From left: Moreno Melegatti, printing manager and Stefan Paiano, sales manager, both from Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica, together with Roy Mahabier, technical manager Dynamic Plastic Packaging as well as Hannes Kritzinger, Russell Muller and Jacques Human of Kamboo Marketing Agency.

Dynamic Plastic Packaging specialises in printing flexible packaging for the food and agriculture sectors. The company was set up in 2008 by Whitey Steyn and Boris Basso and has grown from four employees in a 50sqm building to over 90 is a 5000 sqm factory. 

This Evo XD was the first press of its type to be assembled at the headquarters factory in Würzburg. The Evo XD is a wide web central impression flexo press with a choice of eight or ten print decks and printing widths from 800 – 1600mm, with a maximum repeat of 1070mm. It can run at 400mpm, though there’s an option to push this to 500mpm. It’s fitted with the AIF automatic impression Flexotecnica system as well as automatic register, Koenig and Bauer’s Speedy Clean washing system and an integrated print error detection system for continuous quality control. 

It has been designed as a cost effective press suitable for production with water-based inks on a diversity of substrates such as paper, board, films, including very thin and sensitive breathable LDPE and laminated materials. It uses modules of the current X series and was designed to meet demands for fast job changes, low makeready waste and high productivity even with short runs. 

Roy Mahabier, technical manager at Dynamic Plastic Packaging, commented: “We are very satisfied indeed, and cooperation with the team from Koenig and Bauer Flexotecnica was flawless. We enjoyed an exceptionally open and trustful relationship from the very beginning. The press output is exactly what we expected from our investment.”

You can find more details on the Evo XD at Koenig and Bauer’s website here, and on Dynamic Plastic Packaging here.

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