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Malaysia’s Interpress Printers invests in Koenig & Bauer’s flexo press technology

Malaysia-based printer focused on fast-food packaging, Interpress Printers (IPP) has invested in an Evo XD CI flexo press from KBA-Flexotecnica, a subsidiary of Koenig & Bauer, to boost its business.

IPP is seeking to expand its production capacity at its new premises in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to meet the market demand.

Interpress Printers managing director Ratha Kerisnan said: “We are convinced that Koenig & Bauer is the ideal partner to answer our high demands. The outstanding technology of the EVO XD will enable us to define new yardsticks for the packaging sector.”

IPP plans to commission the Evo XD CI flexo press at the new production site by the end of this year.

KBA-Digital & Web and KBA-Flexotecnica CEO Christoph Müller said: “This project is solid proof that we have arrived on the Asian market. The next step is now to further strengthen our local presence.

“Our quality and our local service capabilities as a globally active press manufacturer will benefit not only IPP itself, but also its customers.”

For IPP, the EVO XD press is fitted with eight printing units, a new dryer generation and a newly developed coating unit to offer enhanced quality on the most varied materials, KBA said.

The Evo XD CI flexo press features a energy-saving ventilation system in the bridge dryer, the fully automatic impression control system Auto Impression Flexotecnica (A.I.F.) and the operator-friendly register setting system Automatic Register Flexotecnica (A.R.F.).

KBA-Flexotecnica designs and manufactures the modern CI flexo web presses of the EVO and NEO series at its facility in near Milan, Italy.

Image: Officials from IPP, KBA-Flexotecnica and KBA Asia-Pacific. Photo: courtesy of Koenig & Bauer AG.