Highcon cuts new Chesapeake deal

CARTON packaging specialist Chesapeake is expanding its digital capability by investing in a new digital cutting and creasing machine.
The company signed the agreement for the Highcon Euclid at the recent Drupa show in Düsseldorf, Germany where Highcon was showing the machine for the first time.
Dougie Potter, technical services director of Chesapeake, said: “We believe the addition of this unique digital solution can complement our existing equipment and offer more flexibility to better serve the needs of our customers.”
Highcon describes the Euclid as the world’s first completely digital production cutting and creasing machine, removing the necessity for production of a die by implementing new polymer and laser technologies to carry out the creasing and cutting. Highcon says the setup time is reduced to minutes and will allow converters to be far more responsive to their customer demands.
“We have been delighted with the response the Euclid has received at the show,” said Nigel Tracey, sales director at Highcon.
“Converters from all over the world came to see this revolutionary product, including the leading suppliers in the industry. With shipments starting at the end of the year we are ramping up to meet the very welcome demand.”