Saudi Arabia-based packaging producer Noor Carton & Packaging has invested in Koenig & Bauer’s offset printing technology to boost its production capabilities.
The company purchased two high-performance Rapida 106 coater presses, one with five colors and the other with six colors, for installation at its facility in Dammam.
Noor Carton & Packaging is a member of the Salman Group, which operates printing plants serving the commercial and flexo segments.
Koenig & Bauer MENA sales manager Noureddine Amalou said: “For the Saudi Arabian market and for the target group of Noor Carton, productivity and integration were essential aspects. Many very long repeat jobs are printed, which is why all the presses are configured with automatic non-stop pile changing and extended logistics.
“The vision is to automate board transport from the stores, via the printing press and die-cutting machine, through to shipping to the customer. This is an innovative solution which is unique in the MENA region, based on the models of existing Koenig & Bauer partners in Europe.”
Noor Carton & Packaging intends to further increase its capacity at the facility.
Amalou added: “The new TouchTronic console, in particular, is an outstandingly intuitive system and made familiarisation so much easier for the operators. Further tools such as automated colour measurement and control based on optical densities and Lab values contribute to ultra-short makeready and stable, reproducible production.”
Noor Carton and Packaging provides packaging solutions for a range of uses and applications.
The solutions include detergent cartons, tissue boxes, dry food, packaging for greasy meat products, restaurant take-away packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, industrial packaging, among others.
Image: A six-color Rapida 106 printer installed at Noor Carton’s facility. Photo: courtesy of Koenig & Bauer AG.