10 January 2020
Smurfit Kappa Group installs new Barberán Digital Press
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The Smurfit Kappa Group, one of the world's largest manufacturers of paper packaging, has purchased another Barberán digital single-pass press. This new production line, a Jetmaster 1890 with 6 colors and a maximum width of 1890 mm print width and 80 m/min running speed, will be installed in the group’s Mexican plant in Atlacomulco and will be fully operational in Q1 2020.
Smurfit Kappa was one of the first global companies to take the step into industrial single-pass digital printing back in 2014. The new single-pass printer has the capacity to print up to 12 million sqm annually, significantly reducing the lead time to get products to market.
Jorge Alberto Angel, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Mexico, added: “Investment in this revolutionary new six-color printer is in line with our objective to respond quickly to customers’ needs particularly in the FMCG market. This high-specification printer will offer enhanced branding opportunities and a best-in-class service for our customers.”
This is claimed to be the first single pass digital printer in Mexico’s corrugated industry.