Rehmpack, a packaging printer in Pakistan, has invested in a Rapida 106 sheet-fed offset press from Koenig & Bauer for its new facility in the Port Qasim Industrial Area.
The press chosen by Rehmpack is a 7-color Rapida 106 in a double-coater configuration for UV and conventional printing. To date, Rehmpack has worked with 5- and 6-color sheet-fed presses with single in-line coating units. Further processing is handled on die-cutting and folding carton gluing machines, while narrow web flexo machinery serves a separate labeling division. Rehmpack also produces high quality PE films with its own extrusion line.
With its 11 printing and finishing units, this new investment will be the company’s first Rapida press.
Rehmpack director Atif Anis Barry said: ‘When making our decision, we paid particular attention to efficient, future-oriented technologies and high print quality. The choice is thus no surprise, since Koenig & Bauer is market leader in sheet-fed offset presses for packaging applications. The double coating process, furthermore, will help to expand the product portfolio in respect of high-quality finishing.’
Rehmpack first entered the packaging printing market some 45 years ago. A focus is placed on food packaging. The company is certified in accordance with key food safety regulations such as HACCP and ISO 22000. The list of customers today features brand names such as Procter & Gamble, GSK, Colgate-Palmolive, Mondelez, Coca-Cola, English Biscuits, Continental Biscuits and local companies.
Port Qasim Industrial Area is one of the two seaports of the city of Karachi. The 18,600 sqm (200,000 sq ft) facility is set to be operational with new, high-performance sheet-fed offset technology by mid-2018.