Orora launches Nozomi

Orora launches Nozomi
Company holds innovation expo, shows off nation’s first EFI carton printers

Australian packaging giant Orora showed off its new installation of the first EFI Nozomi C180000 digital packaging printer in the country along with its other recent investments in its business at its Innovation Expo.

Orora has committed $100m to upgrade its printing, converting and corrugator assets in Australia.

Visitors to the four day event at its Oakleigh South facility in Melbourn have been on factory tours showing the machines in action, along with seeing presentations from Brian Lowe, group manager for Orora’s Australian paper and cardboard division, Fibre, and guest speaker advertising guru Russell Howcroft.

Orora says the new large format EFI Nozomi delivers magazine quality imagery directly onto corrugated board, along with being able to produce cost-effective on-demand and just-in-time jobs. The press prints in six colourc, CMYK with violet and orange.

Lowe, group general manager of Fibre says, “The Nozomi covers 97 per cent of the colour gamut. We will also be installing white printing sometime later this year. White, which is not available yet, can be printed onto board for a glossy white finish or it can be printed onto a box, with something else printing on top, increasing colour intensity.”

Also on display is the Highcon Euclid IIIC laser cutter, production speed digital cutting and creasing machine, one of two in the world and another first for Australia.

The company was also showing Australia’s first Limitronic Limitag V6 Orion in-line printer, a mobile press able to print high resolution four colour printing on both sides of a carton, along with a Limitronic Compact V5 printer, an Accu-labeller, BCS Boxer and Limitag V6 Customprint with a UR10 industrial robot attached.

Orora also recently invested $42m into expanding its Gawler glass plant in South Australia, expanding the glass bottle forming lines and increasing capacity by approximately 60 million bottles a year. Last year it completed construction on a $23m secondary water treatment plant at its Botany paper mill in Sydney.

Orora employs more than 6,700 people across 131 sites in seven countries. The company demerged from Amcor four years ago.

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