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PaperWorks invests in new die-cutter for folding carton litho press

PaperWorks Industries has invested $2m to install a new die-cutter for folding carton litho press in Greensboro facility, North Carolina, US.

A 40-inch sheet-fed Bobst die-cutter has been installed at the facility to expand the company's production operations.

Earlier, PaperWorks also announced $3m capital expenditure for its new 10-station folding carton litho press at the same facility.

With the support of new die-cutter, the litho press can be added with enhancements such as matte and metallic inks, specialty coatings and pigments to complete tasks in a single pass. It will also help to carry out seven-color printing process.

The die-cutter will also help the press to run expanded color gamut (ECG) color reproduction with orange, green and violet colors.

Over the last three years, the company invested around $60m to upgrade its paperboard mills and folding carton converting plants

PaperWorks COO Clint Rutledge said: "The new state-of-the-art die-cutter, in tandem with our existing die-cutter, will enable us to accommodate the maximum output from the new folding carton litho press.

"Additionally, it will support an additional shift to keep up with growing production demands."

"Brand owners and private label packagers are constantly looking for ways to grab the consumer's attention and folding cartons play a key role in that. Our printing capability, coupled with the new die-cutter, will help us meet those objectives.”

PaperWorks provides North American customers with recycled paperboard and specialized folding cartons for packaging applications.