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PaperWorks installs Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145

August 21, 2019
By PrintAction Staff

PaperWorks, a North American integrated full-service packaging provider, held a special ribbon-cutting event to mark the official start of its latest capital equipment investments: a Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 57-inch seven-colour press along with two new Koenig & Bauer-Iberica 144K diecutters at its Baldwinsville, N.Y., facility.

The Baldwinsville location produces packaging solutions for consumer products companies and employs approximately 240 full-time team members.

“We are excited to begin production on our Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 press,” says C. Anderson Bolton, President and CEO of PaperWorks. “Our customers expect the most consistent and high quality printing as well as unique enhancements that enable their products to stand out on the shelf and the new technology on the Koenig & Bauer press delivers on those needs. With this installation, we will be gaining large format offset print technology in Baldwinsville as well as newer machines with greater converting speeds.”

Baldwinsville becomes PaperWorks’ fifth plant focused on offset printing technology as well as one of two plants in its system to offer both flexo and offset printing.

As part of its commitment to the environment, PaperWorks makes coated recycled paperboard made from 100-percent recycled content. PaperWorks operates its own paper mills, which provide paperboard to the packaging side of the business.

“We compete effectively within our market because we offer our clients a major competitive advantage,” says Bolton. “As a purpose-driven organization, we deliver positive experiences and innovative solutions. We offer our clients the fastest turnaround as we collaborate with them and complete their successful projects with speed and efficiency.”

PaperWorks is a provider of recycled paperboard and specialized folding cartons for packaging applications. The company specializes in providing folding carton solutions for a variety of market sectors including food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and medical devices. In addition to its headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa., it operates converting facilities and CRB mills, including locations in Kitchener and Napanee, Ont.