McLean Packaging Expands Capabilities with Eight-Color KBA Rapida 106 Hybrid Press
MOORESTOWN, NJ—February 3, 2015—With an eye toward continually meeting the current and future needs of its customers, McLean Packaging, an award-winning high-end designer of premium packaging and displays for a variety of consumer industries, is partnering with KBA North America for the first time to leverage the unique technology found on its new specially-configured eight-color, 41" KBA Rapida 106 hybrid press. This new investment will increase McLean’s product options and enhance its efficiency for premium packaging and display needs. The firm will install the new press in February 2015 at its 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art folding carton manufacturing site in Moorestown, NJ.
“Our success is built upon continually exceeding the expectations of our customers, both for premium packaging and carton production,” commented Joe Fenkel, chairman and CEO of McLean Packaging. “We differentiate ourselves from competitors by taking projects that are challenging and delivering a superb product. Our new KBA Rapida 106 hybrid press is a key investment for our current customers as well as our future growth. Our vision is to leverage the unique technology on this specially-configured press to create shelf appeal on our packaging products that outperforms any competitor.”
The new KBA Rapida 106 hybrid press that will be installed at McLean Packaging is configured with seven litho units, a coater, two drying stubs, an eighth litho unit and second coater. The press can run both conventional and UV ink, providing a level of comfort for certain customers and allowing McLean to be more cost effective as it enters into new markets. McLean’s management put special emphasis on sheet inspection and in-line color density measurement by adding the KBA QualiTronic ColorControl system to ensure that the quality of every sheet is monitored. With this system in place, the press operators can scan in the approved drawdown, set tolerances, and the press will automatically adjust color as it runs. Other impressive features include the GATF award-winning KBA Sensoric Infeed, an electronically-controlled feeding that allows for color consistency and less makeready and waste; a touch screen console allowing operators to view all sheets and reports during and after production; and fully-automated plate loading and plate clamping.