Web-to-Pack in Germany

Testing the web-to-pack waters in Germany is August Faller, a powerhouse packaging supplier in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector.

Digital printing and die cutting let PackEx provide folding cartons in small runs within five days or less.
Digital printing and die cutting let PackEx provide folding cartons in small runs within five days or less.

The firm has founded PackEx, a fully owned subsidiary at a new facility in Worms, Germany, that specializes in the production of folding cartons in small and very small batches. For quantities as low as a single carton, printing is done on an HP sheet-fed 30000 digital press. For larger print runs, a sheet-fed Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor 2is deployed. The Anicolor inking unit technology on this offset press, says Heidelberg, brings 50% shorter makeready time and 50% higher productivity in the press room, which makes it especially suitable for the short runs and fast job changes that are inherent in a web-to-pack concept.

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