At the drupa, TCPL Packaging, one of the largest packaging printing companies in India, ordered three Rapida 106 presses. The first press made its journey to the TCPL Silvassa plant in the autumn of last year. The second started production at their Guwahati plant at the end of August. This is a special press, with six inking units, coating tower, two intermediate drying units, each with a further inking unit and coating tower and a three-fold delivery extension. It has a UV function, pile logistics and has been set on a 450mm plinth for packaging production.
Now, a total of six Rapida 106 high-performance presses are in operation at TCPL – two at each plant in Haridwar, Silvassa and Guwahati. A seventh and thus the third from the drupa package is expected to arrive shortly.
The new Rapida 106 is already the company’s second with a very special configuration. In Haridwar, a long Rapida 106 with eight inking units, coating tower and extended delivery, as well as a cold foil module, has been in production for two years. It is equipped for UV/mixed operation and, among other things, is automated with pile logistics, a non-stop automatic function and FAPC plate changing.
The six Rapida 106 presses at TCPL have a total of 50 printing and finishing units, including seven coating towers for conventional and UV production, a corona unit and many further features for high-quality inline finishing. They were all installed between 2012 and 2017.
The company was only established in 1990 and currently employs a workforce of 1,200 employees. It has all of the standard certifications for quality management and the production of food packaging. In addition, TCPL produces a whole range of other packaging – through to cigarettes and premium packaging. Many of the products of TCPL have won international awards.