The HP PageWide C500 Press Scheduled for installation this fall.
The C500 will operate in the company’s greenfield all-digital packaging plant in Charlotte, NC.
The PageWide C500 will be CompanyBox’s largest digital investment, following its HP Scitex 15500 and 17000 multi-pass press installations.
Unlike most digital corrugated presses on the market, HP PageWide inks contain no UV-reactive chemistries, therefore enabling printing on both primary and secondary food packaging without the need for an additional barrier.
“We needed a digital solution for primary food packaging. After we researched digital presses from multiple OEMs, we knew we wanted to differentiate with inks containing no UV-reactive chemistries,” CompanyBox CEO Louie DeJesus said. “True water-based ink is a unique feature that will enable us to comply with even the most stringent global food safety regulations, including Nestle guidance and Swiss Ordinance.
“Efficient, high-volume workflow is extremely important to our continued ability to meet clients’ service level agreements,” DeJesus added. “We trust HP to help us look at the big strategic picture, while addressing many smaller ways to enhance our operational efficiency. The PageWide C500 and One Package workflow portfolio give us the ability to scale.”