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Riyadh Orders BOBST Press

SHARJAH, UAE | In 2014 Interplast was the first member of Harwal Group to purchase a CI flexo press from BOBST It was the first BOBST 20SIX press in the UAE and also the first 20SIX press in the GCC that used smartGPS technology in the flexible packaging industry. Recently, Riyadh Plastic Factory Company (RPF), also an associated company of Harwal Group, signed a contract for a BOBST 20SIX CI flexo press to extend its capacities for the production of flexible packaging. 

The BOBST 20SIX CI flexo press

Both presses are used for printing films (LDPE, BOPP, CPP, PET), foil, laminates, shrink sleeves, PVC twist wraps, metallized twist wraps and wax paper, wraparound labels, gift wraps, shopping bags, and flower wraps. The company serves a wide range of industries including the packaged foods, juices, dairy, ice creams, dry foods, soft drinks, toffees, cosmetics, and toiletries industries.

The second press ordered by Riyadh Plastic Factory Company is almost identical to the first one commissioned in 2014. Featuring ten colors, a print width of 1,450 mm, printing speeds to 500 mpm, and maximum repeat of 1200 mm, it reportedly meets the customer’s demands for a wide range of applications. Among the technical highlights of the presses is the smartGPS off-press set-up system said to not only reduce the job change overtime and amount of waste during setup to almost zero but also serves as a quality control instrument for printing hardware and plate mounting.

“Ever since the first BOBST 20SIX was installed, it has performed to our full satisfaction, both in terms of print quality and productivity,” says Mike Koroukian, executive director, Packaging Materials Division of Harwal Group. “When we decided to invest in a new machine to boost our capacities, the decision in favor of BOBST was an easy one.”

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