Multitec will launch two servo-driven presses – VSI Servo S2 and Ecosmart Servo at Labelexpo India 2016. While VSI Servo S2 is based on the company’s Ecoflex VSi platform with a web width of 370 mm and heavier frames, Ecosmart Servo is based on the Ecosmart platform. Both the presses have been provided with electronic pre-register to cut down on start-up wastage. All controls on the print units are operated through HMI and there is an HMI at the end of press too.
The Indian label industry is a complex yet dynamic one, growing at 8% per year. Although wet glue labels are still growing, they are making way for pressure-sensitive and flexible labels. Flexo and combination presses are also charting the growth ladder in a market otherwise largely dominated by offset.
The upside of any rebranding exercise is that it brings out something new. The recent Snapdeal rebranding has brought in a brand new logo, look and feel to the app, strategy, communication and much more. To sum up, everything about the brand has been lent a fresh perspective. It definitely adds an excitement to the company and the category overall. But the most important part of it lies much beyond this: Has it been or will it be able to achieve the objectives with which it embarked on this entire exercise?
Gayatrishakti stall saw a full house during all the three days at IndiaCorr Expo, with visitors making a beeline for an audience. Gayatri Shakti Papers and Boards is renowned in the packaging industry for producing duplex and kraft papers and supplying them to leading carton and box convertors in India, Sri Lanka and Dubai regions. For the corrugated industry, Gayatri showcased its multilayer test liner, primarily used for packing of heavy goods including fridge, air conditioners and a few others that ensure the safety of products during transit.
At IndiaCorr Expo this year, Saurashtra Systopack displayed a range of testing and end-of-the-line equipment. Akshay Gandhi, director of the company, showcased latest developments in Testing instruments. A completely new Crush tester and Shorts span tester were introduced along with their end-of-line packing equipment, which included carton erectors, carton sealers and conveyers.
The 13th edition of Printpack India will be held from 4 to 8 February, 2017 at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida. For all its earlier exhibitions, hangars were constructed for accommodating some of the participants and exhibitors due to shortage of covered space at the Expo Centre. However, on the request of the Association, the Expo Centre has constructed six new pillar-less exhibition halls of 13 m height, fully equipped with ultra-modern facilities, for holding national and international events at a grander scale. The load-bearing capacity of the new halls is around 30 tons per sq. m, which fully meets the requirements of machinery exhibitions like Printpack or Plastindia.
Hyderabad-based Pravesha Industries has bought India’s 100th 10-color Gallus ECS 340 narrow web flexo press. The purchase was celebrated at the Heidelberg-Gallus function in Mumbai in March. The fully loaded 10-color narrow web press Gallus ECS 340 was installed in July 2016. “We already have two intermittent letterpress presses for labels. To meet our increasing demands for labels, this time we wanted to add a flexo press and we bought the Gallus,” says B Sivaprasad Reddy, chairman, Pravesha. “Also, we wanted to cater to the non-pharma segment, apart from only serving the pharma industry. For that we wanted to have a fully loaded base machine where we can perform various sorts of challenging value-added label jobs in the future. The investment is inline with the group policy of backward integration for the group’s main company Aurobindo Pharma.” At present, 80% of Pravesha’s printing and converting is for Aurobindo Pharma while the remaining 20% is for outside customers like Mylan, Hetero and Dr. Reddy’s, which again are pharma companies.
Sun Chemical, a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials, is all set to introduce an environment-friendly ink for pad printing, alongside a range of functional and decorative products for plastic and rubber applications at K 2016 (Hall 4 stand C63-01). The event will be held in Düsseldorf Germany, from 19 to 26 October.