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Plockmatic picks PUR-binder producer

Thursday, 21 April 2016
By Print 21 Online Article

(l-r) Jan Marstorp, CEO, Plockmatic Group, Marco Tumaini, MD, KGS

Plockmatic, owners of UK digital finishing specialists Morgana Systems, has acquired KGS srl, manufacturers of the PUR perfect binder range sold by Morgana as DigiBook. 

KGS has manufactured and supplied a range of PUR binders to Morgana Systems for five years. For the last two years, Morgana has been the only customer of KGS, taking 100% of the company’s production, with the units being sold under the Morgana brand as the DigiBook range of PUR Binders.

The KGS business was formed in 2010 by ex-Heidelberg employees to design and manufacture closed tank PUR binders. The innovative closed tank technology gives users the ability to manufacture small runs of books on demand, while keeping start-up times and glue wastage to a minimum.

The KGS factory, located in Mestrino, Italy, will continue to manufacture the market-leading range of innovative PUR binders, which are capable of providing productivity from 150-450 books per hour.

The unique, patented technology allows PUR books to be produced quickly and easily in all print environments. The binders are simple to use and ideal for the production of digital books in run lengths from one to thousands. In addition to the automatic operation of the binders, the automatic cleaning adds to their appeal.

“We have been selling the KGS manufactured products for several years now and have seen the market grow significantly over that time,” said Ray Hillhouse, VP, sales & marketing, Morgana. “We have taken the total production from the factory for the last two years, selling PUR binding products throughout the world, and now need to increase production to meet the continually growing demand from new and expanding markets.”

The full range of DigiBook PUR perfect binders will be on display at drupa on the Plockmatic Group stand – Hall 8B, Stand A66.

The Plockmatic Group, based in Stockholm Sweden, is a worldwide supplier of finishing solutions to the print and mailing markets with over 40 years of experience. Plockmatic International focuses on inline booklet making and feeding solutions for a growing base of print engine manufacturers, and also supplies a range of mail inserting solutions.

The DigiBook 200

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