Board Converting News, February 12, 2024

Curtis Packaging Invests In Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 Press Sandy Hook, Connecticut based Curtis Packaging, an- nounced the anticipated delivery this spring of a new custom-designed Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 57-inch nine-color press plus coater, drying units, and an end-of- press printing unit at its 150,000-square-foot headquar- ters. The press is equipped with an array of quality control features offered by Koenig & Bauer. The new press, built specifically to provide high-end solutions and carton pro- duction for the firm’s global customers in the cosmetic, spirits, chocolate, golf, and pharmaceutical markets, will add significant capacity and allow Curtis to continue its rapid growth.


OHIO BLOW PIPE/ADVANCED AIRSYSTEMS For 85 years the Ohio Blow Pipe company and its whol- ly owned subsidiary, Advanced Airsystems, have provided the corrugated and folding carton industries with systems and products to process scrap. We engineer, fabricate, in- stall, service, provide system audits, and offer a wide range of scrap systems, dust collection systems and products to include cyclones, under roof AIR-SCREEN™ systems, pit belt systems, CLEANAIR dust collectors, Mist-Clone™ dust control systems for vacuum feeds, material handling fans, ductwork, switch valves, airveyors, balers, shredders and dust briquetters. OMP OMP helps companies facing complex planning challenges to excel, grow and thrive by offering the best digitized sup- ply chain planning solution on the market. Its Unison Plan- ning concept has a unique approach. It handles all supply chain planning challenges in a unified way, synchronizing all planning stages, horizons, functions and roles. Hundreds of customers run OMP’s cloud-based solution to generate more value by making informed decisions. OMP invests one out of every three dollars earned into innovation.


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“We’re very excited to get the press,” says Kerry Brown, Vice President of Operations at Curtis. “As we continue to attract high-end globally recognized brand retailers, the new Rapida is going to more efficiently support those customers who require exquisite products of outstanding beauty and enduring value by utilizing the Rapida’s top-of-the-line color management technology and high-speed production capabilities. “It will complement our current Koenig & Bauer Rapi- da 106 41-inch workflow that has the same software and similar capabilities except our newest press will be able to drive a lot more volume through its large format size.” Brown said the new Rapida will allow Curtis to lower its energy consumption due to the Rapida’s new technology that reduces waste and its improved color management. Curtis Packaging has partnered with Koenig & Bauer for the past 30 years and collaborates with them to design unique press models to build products for its customers. “This investment demonstrates our commitment to support our current and future packaging needs with the highest level of technology,” says Brown. From left, Don Droppo, President of Curtis Packaging; Chris Travis, Koenig & Bauer Vice President of Print Technology; and Kerry Brown, Vice President of Operations at Curtis, vis- it Koenig & Bauer’s factory in Germany to see their new cus- tom-designed Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 57-inch nine-color press plus coater, drying units, and an end-of-press printing unit being built.


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GF PUHL designs, manufactures and installs air conveyed scrap & dust collection systems for the packaging and cor- rugated industries. With 40 years of experience, USA and International. We offer below or above roof systems featur- ing cyclones OR screen separators with real time pressure balancing for optimal dust control. High efficiency cyclones for sheet transfer exhaust systems eliminate water con- sumption and deliver dust directly to compactor or briquet- ter for low maintenance, long term sustainability and reli- ability. System audits, dust explosivity tests and dust hazard analysis (DHA’s) available. Re-manufactured balers, filters, blowers and shredders available at significant savings.


February 12, 2024

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