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Japanese outfit first into HP digital corrugated

Wednesday, 26 September 2018
By Wayne Robinson

First in region: new HP digital corrugated printing

Asia’s largest containerboard packaging printer Rengo will be the first company in the Asia Pacific to install the new HP digital corrugated press.

The Japanese based company is planning to put in the HP Pagewide T1190 midway through next year and will start full scale digital printing for Japan’s corrugated market.

Rengo has 170 manufacturing operations in Asia and America. It currently offers paperboard products ranging from general-purpose to high-graphics decorative corrugated packaging and point-of-purchase displays, and serve leading brands in a variety of industries, including confectionaries, food and beverages, and sundries.

According to HP the PageWide T1190 is the world’s most productive digital packaging press. HP says the installation will allow Rengo to create new value and actively propose solutions to fulfil all the packaging needs of various industries.

HP says the benefits of the HP PageWide T1190 include greater flexibility in inventory management, faster time-to-market, consistent colour reproduction, and versatility in media selection.

Compared to the current PageWide T1100S, the new press has 67 per cent more throughput productivity, with 305-meter/minute throughput capacity.

It uses water-based inks that are designed specifically for pre-print corrugated packaging business and meet worldwide regulatory requirements. It also addresses a broad range of health and environmental considerations throughout the entire life cycle of a print from production to disposal.

These are formulated to address food and beverage packaging and other sensitive applications in which the risk of odour may concern brands and consumers. These sensitive packaging applications include pet food, infant care, toys, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.

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