A packaging solutions supplier for large manufacturers has purchased a new four-color MetalStar 3 press from KBA-MetalPrint. The new MetalStar 3 four-color press line will include KBA UV curing, fully automatic plate change (FAPC), KBA CleanTronic Synchro for simultaneous washing of the blanket and impression cylinder, simultaneous roller wash (SRW), automatic camera register control (ACRC), sheet management system, inline Metalcoat 470 coater, and a double box stacker. The press will be installed in the first quarter of 2018. Commenting on the order, Sam Pernice Director of Sales & Service for KBA-MetalPrint in the USA said: “This particular customer is successful for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is their meticulous and professional approach when choosing their business partners. Their selection of the MetalStar 3 press is the culmination of very careful planning and due diligence. While we realize that there are other vendors from which to choose, we are honored that they have chosen to place their confidence and trust in our hands.” Pernice continued, “Coming on the heels of another order we received from them last year, we are especially gratified to receive this repeat business.” Click Read More below for additional detail.
UPM Raflatac, one of the world’s leading suppliers of self-adhesive label materials, has completed its acquisition of the assets of Seattle, Washington-based Converters Express, Inc.
By opening a terminal in the Seattle area, UPM Raflatac will continue to deliver on its promise to provide customers world class service with a local touch. This acquisition allows UPM Raflatac to expand its customer reach and improve its service capabilities to the Northwestern U.S. label market by offering label converters in the area an expanded range of innovative and sustainable paper, film and specials products – particularly in the wine and craft beverage segments.
“We are pleased to continue the expansion of our presence and service in North America by acquiring the assets of Converters Express,” says Linnea Keen, Vice President, Sales, North America, UPM Raflatac. “We are now better equipped than ever before to serve the label converters in this region by providing the market next day service on a wide range of high quality labelstock products.”
“I am happy the next chapter for Coverters Express involves integrating with the exceptional infrastructure and resources from UPM Raflatac,” says Lynda Tarvin, Owner, Converters Express, Inc. “Their knowledge and exceptional portfolio of products will certainly provide more solutions and services along with quick turnaround to our Pacific Northwest label converters.”