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Highcon Euclid boosted by Chesapeake investment

Leading packaging and labelling specialist Chesapeake has put its weight behind the Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing machine, following an agreement signed at the recent Drupa show in Düsseldorf.

“We have been following the progress of the Highcon technology for some time,” says UK-headquartered Chesapeake technical services director Dougie Potter. “And were delighted to see it perform live at the show.

“We believe the addition of this unique digital solution can complement our existing equipment and offer more flexibility to better serve the needs of our customers.”

Nigel Tracey, sales director at Israel-based Highcon, says: “Converters from all over the world came [to Drupa] to see this revolutionary product, including the leading suppliers in the industry. With shipments starting at the end of the year we are ramping up to meet the very welcomed demand.”

The Highcon Euclid is the world’s first completely digital production cutting and creasing machine, removing the necessity for production of a die by implementing new polymer and laser technologies to carry out the creasing and cutting.

Setup time is reduced to minutes and is said to allow converters to be far more responsive to their customer demands.

Chesapeake now has 43 locations in Asia, Europe and the US and employs approximately 5,200 people worldwide. In May, the company announced its acquisition of Pharmapost, a leading French manufacturer of pharmaceutical leaflets, from its parent company Cegedim.