OEM Koenig & Bauer Durst has unveiled further updates to its Delta SPC 130 FlexLine Automatic Corrugated Production Press that provides industrial solutions for run lengths from one to millions. New water-based orange and violet inks have been launched to ensure food safety compliance for primary packaging and extend the colour gamut. This will positively impact brand management for brand owners, particularly in producing colour saturations on packaging samples, as well as spot colours. With about 50% of corrugated packaging in food and beverage, the ink set also ensures that converters can invest knowing they’ll be ahead of the increasingly complex regulatory change curve. Koenig & Bauer Durst has also announced new automation features for the Delta SPC 130 FlexLine Automatic Corrugated Production Press that’ll ensure high productivity and can be integrated into existing customer workflows. Enhanced image quality and special effects, as well as cost reductions, are among the benefits from a new digital primer. New effects that are possible now include print embellishment on corrugated board with un-coated media.
The Delta SPC 130 combines a well engineered mechanical design with easily accessible sub-assemblies and selected components to guarantee durable quality, high performance and reliability, said the OEM. It can manage small formats from 500 mm x 600 mm through to very large formats with maximum dimensions of 1,300 mm x 2,800 mm, and print a maximum thickness of 12 mm with water-based, food-safe inks. The press includes a non-stop feeder, four-colour single-pass printing, a drying and cooling section, and a non-stop stacker. It’s all part of the Koenig & Bauer Durst portfolio of solutions for corrugated converters. Another is the CorruJET 170 that post-prints sheets of corrugated up to 1.7 m wide at up to 135m/min. The B1 6,000 sph VariJET 106 completes the line-up and targets the folding carton market. These presses meet the stringent requirements for food-safe primary packaging utilizing proprietary water-based ink technology, and are designed with core technologies to provide automated, productive, food-safe printing systems. They deliver shorter response times, more variants, shorter run lengths and individualization, and enable more and more small-value orders. They also answer the increasing customer demand for brand security, sustainability and the ability to meet brand owners’ requirements for multi-channel communication – including e-commerce.
Robert Stabler, Managing Director at Koenig & Bauer Durst, added: “All these innovations for our Delta SPC 130 FlexLine Automatic are designed to exceed market needs. Food safety and packaging is a constant topic of conversation. The new water-based inks will ensure food safety compliance for primary packaging and extend the colour gamut – which in turn,will impact positively on brand management for brand owners. Brand owners are demanding that new production methods are reliable, compliant and cost-effective, while converters need to have the capabilities and competencies to mass customize without any compromise on quality.”