GREEN INVESTMENT WITH THE FIRST INNOVATIVE DIGITAL MACHINE FOR FINISHING ACTIVITIES IN BULGARIA
The first digital MGI JETvarnish 3D Evolution installed in Bulgaria is now working in “Right Pack”!
The investment was realized in the implementation of the “Road to Ecopacks” project and with the financial support of the “Norwegian Financial Mechanism – 2014-2021”, within the priority area “Innovations for green industry” of the program “Development of business, innovation and small and medium enterprises’.
The machine is for finishing operations such as partial varnish and hot stamping. A key innovation in the technology is the absence of waste and the minimization of preparation time. The factors that played a role in its selection are high energy efficiency and low carbon footprint. In addition, the system eliminates the need for films, clichés, screens.
MGI JETVarnish is the world’s first scalable digital printing press designed to create finishing touches on images, text and other design elements. Its functionality includes:
Applying 2D partial varnish;
3D relief varnish;
Textures with different varnish thickness;
Embossed film with only one pass on a substrate.
The machine can print from a few units to thousands of prints.
WHY IS MGI JETVARNISH 3D EVOLUTION A GREEN MACHINE?
Eliminates more than 80% of operator setup time and reduces waste.
• Enables fast and seamless integration within workflows with an easy, automatic ‘scan and register’ setup process.
• Improved UV protection with lower energy consumption compared to traditional UV systems. The result is reduced energy consumption leading to reduced CO2 emissions.
• Allows saving of emissions, paper and other resources – no preparation, no plates (offset), no screens (screen printing), no matrices (hot foiling), no waste (electricity, paper, varnish and time).
Increases productivity and saves energy and time – no cleaning steps between jobs (automatic inkjet head cleaning system).
Environmental Impact – Reduces consumption of consumables (elimination of many plastics) and petroleum-based consumables.
Encourages the use of more recycled paper.
THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW TECHNOLOGY
Expected increase in annual turnover: 32% at the end of 2024 compared to the base year (2020).
Expected increase in net operating profit: 24% at the end of 2024 compared to the base year (2020).
Expected number of open jobs: 3.
ABOUT THE “ROAD TO ECOPACKS” PROJECT
The “Road to Ecopacks” project is in line with the “Rite Pack” development strategy, which includes the creation of a new eco-cardboard printing line. In this way, the printing house complies with the new EU regulations for environmental protection. At the same time, we satisfy our customers’ demands for high-quality printing on eco-cardboards.
We at Right Pack believe that it is necessary for printing companies to review their production processes in order to introduce more sustainable practices. We try to limit the use of unnecessary chemicals and use more recycled materials. Also, defining ourselves as a progressive printing company, we have chosen digital printing machines that use less energy, require fewer chemicals and use biodegradable toner.
Changing the printing method makes sense if efficient and environmentally friendly substitutes can be found. As a result, reducing waste reduces costs and makes the operation more efficient and profitable. These practices illustrate the development direction of “Right Pack” and our mission to enforce environmentally friendly printing.
The “ROAD TO ECOPACKS” project allows us to improve the competitiveness of “Rite Pack” in the market of eco-cardboard packaging. This will allow us to acquire a larger market share in this niche. The specific objective is to introduce a more environmentally friendly production process by modernizing the equipment.
The expected results are:
1 applied innovative technologies/processes/solutions.
Изпълнена 1 мярка за намаляване на потреблението на енергия.
Implemented 1 measure to reduce energy consumption.
Total project value: 406,500 euro
Norway’s contribution: EUR 200,000