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Goss Joins Focus on Packaging at drupa


DURHAM, NH | Goss International reports a successful drupa, with orders for 11 web presses signed during the show. The company offered a Packaging Theatre as the centerpiece of its booth, with demonstrations of the new Sunday Vpakvariable sleeve web offset press units for folding carton, film, and label applications.

“We accomplished what we set out to do at drupa…,” says Goss president and CEO Jochen Meissner. “Of course, the proof of this success is in actual new projects. The contracts finalized at the show, the acceleration of projects in the pipeline, and initial discussions about new projects, particularly in packaging, were encouraging endorsements of our technology and our global team.” He says new systems were ordered by printers in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

“A lot of the action and attention at drupa was focused on packaging,” says Meissner. “New press technology introduced by multiple suppliers indicates that requirements are changing rapidly in this sector, and high interest in our Sunday Vpakpresses supports our vision of an expanded role for new web offset solutions.”

Goss operators demonstrated fast sleeve change capabilities and other features said to allow the new Goss web offset models to deliver print quality, cost, time-to-market, and environmental advantages over flexo and sheet-fed alternatives. Several film and board samples printed in the Goss International R&D lab were also presented. The first Sunday Vpakpress will be installed at Precision Press, Mankato, MN, in the fall.

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