Goss International's Sunday Vpak flexible packaging, label and folding carton press will be shown for the first time outside North America at Drupa, where it will have its "unofficial worldwide launch".

Jochen Meissner, president and chief executive of Goss, said that Drupa remained "the one place where suppliers can showcase new technology for a worldwide audience".

"Regional shows and events remain important, but having this truly international show is vital for our industry," he added.

Built on Goss's Sunday press technology, the Vpak uses quick-change sleeves to allow for variable repeat lengths and is available in narrow and wide web widths from 510-1,905mm.

The press was developed by Goss International's US subsidiary in 2010, with the Vpak brand announced last year, although the manufacturer has yet to install any units outside of its R&D lab in Durham, New Hampshire.

Also on display on Goss's 1,820sqm Hall 17 stand will be the Colorliner CPS compact-tower press and its 96-page Sunday 5000 press. Goss parent Shanghai Electric Group will exhibit a range of technologies on an adjacent stand.

Goss will announce full details of its Drupa 2012 plans at a pre-show news conference in Dsseldorf on 29 February.