Walki invests in cutting-edge printing technology in Poland

Leading producer of technical laminates and protective packaging materials Walki Group is investing in a new multi-colour flexographic printing machine for its plant in Poland to further enhance the printing quality of its ream wrap products offered to central and eastern European markets.

The investment includes a 10-colour flexo printing machine from Comexi Group of Spain that will be utilised in the production of ream wrap used mainly for the wrapping of A4 and A3 copy paper reams.
Estimated to be in full production during the fourth quarter of 2013, the machine will be located at Walki’s Jatne plant situated 40 km south-east from Warsaw.
“The printing machine’s ability to use 10 colours gives our customers more possibilities in terms of design and special effects,” explains Marko Siltala, VP of Walki’s operations & business line ream wrapping, paper packaging division. “Accuracy of the machine’s printing result is excellent and the machine will also be using environmentally friendly water-based inks. Paper is still the best media to read longer documents and texts and the consumption of copy paper is expected to grow in eastern Europe and Russia in the near future.
“Walki wants to strengthen its position as the leading supplier of ream wrapping material in Europe and the new investment is aimed to serve our customers in central and eastern Europe even better than today supporting their needs for attractive packaging. Due to the anticipated growth for paper products in eastern Europe and Russia, Walki also opened a new plant in May in Russia.