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Sogapal to expand with KBA Compacta 818

New 64-page commercial press for Portugal

(PresseBox) (Würzburg, ) Following four 16pp Compacta 215 and three 48pp Compacta 618 presses from KBA, Sociedade Gráfica da Paiã (Sogapal), one of the biggest commercial printer in Portugal, is expanding its activities with a 64-page Compacta 818 at its new plant in Cacém, 20km (121/2m) northwest of Lisbon city centre.

The big new 43,500rph press for a web width of 1,905mm (75in) and a cylinder circumference of 1,240mm (483/4in) will print top-quality products both for the domestic market and for export to Spain, France, Belgium and the UK. The press package includes automatic reel handling, a Pastomat reelstand, a freestanding infeed unit, four printing units with semi-automatic plate changers, a thermal air dryer, a chill roller stand, a superstructure and a P5 pin folder. Sogapal, a full-service print provider founded in 1983 by Manuel Cruz, will bring the new press on stream in Cacém in the autumn.