Marlish Waters, a U.K.-based family-run farm diversification business, is packaging its delicious still and sparkling spring water in beverage cans from Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East (Crown). Derived from a completely sustainable resource that is naturally replenished by rainwater that falls on the Northumbrian hills, Joe Evans and his cousin and co-owner Elizabeth Walton saw a unique opportunity for a regional independent brand in the burgeoning canned water sector. The result is an enviable model for how a sustainably made product and mission driven company can go to market. With support and guidance from Crown, Marlish has introduced five spring water products in beverage cans with another launching in January 2020. Marlish Farm has been abstracting its natural spring water for over 80 years, initially using it for its own daily operational needs. As the family farm evolved over time and the conversation around sustainability heated up, Joe and Elizabeth became passionate about sharing their spring water with the world and simultaneously taking a stand against non-sustainable packaging.
Green Bay Packaging, Inc., a leading producer of folding cartons, corrugated packaging and point-of-purchase displays, has installed the 1000th Very Large Format (VLF) printing unit from Heidelberg.
The new Speedmaster XL 145-7+L with UV is the latest addition to the Wisconsin-based company. The VLF press, equipped with Prinect Inpress Control and Prinect Inspection Control, will run alongside a Speedmaster CD 102-7+L and an existing Speedmaster XL 145 with UV. According to President and CEO Will Kress, its first XL 145 provided increased capacity and faster set-up times. The new 57” press is expected to further improve productivity throughout the plant.
Peak Performance for VLF
Green Bay Packaging installed its first Heidelberg VLF press [an XL 145] in 2013. Since its installation, the company has experienced increased uptime and substantial business growth. Thanks to Prinect Inpress Control, the press comes up to color quickly and offers significantly reduced makeready times.
“The press provides solid performance day in and day out, holds up well to the challenges of the packaging realm and meets the constant demands of our customers,” said Kress. “Our operators appreciate the ease of operation and intuitive design. With the first XL 145, our business has grown tremendously, so the decision to purchase a second one was easy.”
The new Speedmaster XL 145, which features 7 printing units plus a coating tower, can handle both conventional and UV inks and coatings; it comes equipped with a 37 ft. extended delivery for maximum curing at full speeds across a wide range of substrates. Prinect Inspection Control examines each printed sheet for errors and material defects to ensure a reliable and flawless finished product.
“We are confident in the quality of Heidelberg’s VLF platform,” said Kress. “Our existing Heidelberg presses run as promised, and this machine will only further our business growth.”
more at: http://www.piworld.com/article/heidelberg-celebrates-1000th-vlf-printing-unit-green-bay-packaging/