McLean Packaging Expands Capabilities with Eight-Color KBA Rapida 106 Hybrid Press
Those most demanding and intricate jobs produced by McLean have been recognized by highly-respected organizations. The Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC) recently awarded McLean with a total of six awards, for both folding cartons and set boxes, ranging in categories from Women’s and Men’s Cosmetics to Self-Promotion. McLean received the First Place award in Women’s and Men’s Cosmetics for the Gucci G9 set box and the First Place award in Confections for the Godiva Holiday Collection.McLean has also been garnished with the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) Package of the Year Awards. Recently, McLean won the Gold award in Food and Beverage for their Godiva Holiday gift box.
McLean’s environmental commitment also helped drive their choice of the Rapida 106. With its extensive automation and in-line color control, the press saves a considerable amount of waste material and allows McLean to be more efficient. Being deeply committed to minimizing the impact of their activities on the environment, McLean is constantly evaluating operations and ensuring their maximum efficiency and actively promoting recycling. McLean also minimizes materials added to the waste stream by offering a product range that includes a percentage of post-consumer recycled content and sources and promotes a sustainable and recyclable product range. McLean Packaging is chain of custody certified by The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC) which are non-profit, non-governmental organizations recognized globally for promoting responsible forest management.
The new Rapida 106 press is expected to be in full production as McLean’s busiest season begins in the spring of 2015. “We are excited to begin working with the new press,” Besnick offered. “KBA has done a great job preparing us for its installation and we are ready to hit the ground running with our new technology.”