Amcor investing in European flexible healthcare printing

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Amcor Ltd. has started a series of investments in flexible printing for healthcare packaging in Europe, the Australian company has announced.

The initial investment was made in two “state-of-the-art” printing presses to serve the healthcare markets in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Germany.

The company did not disclose the investment size and details.

“A UV Flexo press will be installed at Amcor Flexibles Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, and a digital press at Amcor Flexibles Cramlington, UK, both of which are expected to be in operation in 2017,” Amcor said in a March 30 news release.

Luca Zerbini, vice president, marketing, R&D and sustainability for Amcor’s Flexibles division in Europe, said the investments were not just for capacity expansion, but aimed to reinforce the company’s position within the European health market.

The move to digital printing, said Amcor, is “a critical enabler” to meet market changes and “growing requirements towards personalized medicines.”

The new investments, said Amcor, show the company’s “long-term term commitment to develop their European pharmaceutical printing capabilities.”

Further investments are planned in the future, Amcor added.

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