Durst has announced the first installation of the Durst Delta SPC 130 printing system in Austria at Rondo Ganahl AG. The Austrian corrugated board manufacturer will produce packaging and displays with offset and flexo technologies at six locations and will set up its digital center at the St. Ruprecht/Raab facility. The focus will be on Durst's corrugated flagship, Delta SPC 130, which achieves print speeds of up to 9,350 sqm per hr (100,640 sq ft per hr) based on Durst's single-pass printing technology and in combination with Durst Water Technology, enables sustainable and odorless packaging products.
With this investment, Rondo, which has recently been awarded two Wellpappe Austria Awards, is responding to changing demands in the corrugated market that requires rapid and flexible solutions for the sampling, versioning and personalisation of promotional activities. In particular, the trade and brand manufacturers are also looking for partners that support them with seasonal promotions, special editions and individual products in a timely and high-quality manner. Other print service providers in Austria have recognised this and invested in the Durst Delta WT corrugated multi-pass printing systems. Rondo is going one step further by relying on industrial productivity and scalability with Durst Delta SPC 130 single-pass technology.
“We’re delighted that our digital Durst Delta SPC 130 high-performance printing system that we produce for the corrugated industry from our location in Lienz, East Tyrol has also impressed Rondo, an innovative manufacturer in Austria,” says Christoph Gamper, CEO of the Durst Group. “In line with the motto ‘Innovation made in Austria’, we see a high degree of awareness concerning market situations, as well as a very high level of willingness to lead the way as a first-mover and to create new impulses, particularly in this market.”
Durst founded its Corrugated Packaging & Display Printing segment in 2016 in order to promote digitization in the corrugated industry. After initial customer installations of the Delta WT 250 Multi-Pass printing system, Durst developed the Delta SPC 130 high-performance printing system. This system is based on the latest generation of single-pass printing technologies that Durst already deploys in its Label Printing and Ceramics Printing segments. Alongside the more cost-efficient production of shelving and sales packaging in small- and medium-sized job runs, the Delta SPC 130 also supports sampling, customizations and versioning – directly and without setup costs. With the development of a marking-free ink system based on Durst Water Technology, Durst already enables odorless and sustainable packaging products in the food retail sector.
With this innovation, Durst was able to impress Schumacher Packaging in Germany in 2017 and to gain the company as its field test partner for readying the product for market. The field test is now in its final stages, in which additional peripherals and third-party solutions are tested so as to further increase the level of automation. With this continuous development, Durst is providing the investment security that is necessary to accelerate digitization in the corrugated industry.