Labelexpo 2022 — Zircon Technologies invests in Esko CDI Spark 4260

Esko also strikes deals with Anams Graphic Images

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The Esko and Zircon teams after the deal announcement at the Esko stand at LabelExpo India 2022. Photo PSA
The Esko and Zircon teams after the deal announcement at the Esko stand at LabelExpo India 2022. Photo PSA

The Noida-based Zircon Technologies, a manufacturer of self-adhesive labels, has invested in the latest generation of Esko CDI Spark 4260 as well as the XPS 4260 – a deal that was struck at the Labelexpo show.

Sanjeev Sondhi, managing director of Zircon Technologies said, “For us, this is a new era because Zircon is primarily a label company. With this new investment, we are going to enter into shrink sleeves and centered pouches. That’s the reason we picked the larger version of the CDI 4260; the earlier version we had was the 4835. Zircon is now entering into midweb label from narrow web.” 

Sondhi said they always wanted to make the plate-making process in-house. “With Esko’s support, we are looking to upgrade with flexo technology in CDI and invest in their software for prepress. That’s why we reinforced our faith in Esko and made these large investments. We are very hopeful that with Esko’s support, Zircon will be able to produce some unique solutions not only for the labels, but also for the flexible packaging sector.”

Karan Talwar, director of Sales, South Asia, at Esko said, “Zircon Technologies has been ahead of the curve in terms of investing in the best of technology. Zircon was probably one of the first in India to invest in a prepress and plate making in-house when it comes to converter space. These new additions will complement their venture into the newer space of packaging.”

Thomas Klein, CTO of Hardware at Esko, said, “We have known each other for many years and have worked together to bring new solutions into commercial reality. I am looking forward to some of their next projects.”

Multiple deals for Esko

It has been a good time for Esko, a provider of integrated software and hardware solutions, at the Labelexpo show.  On day 1, VeePee Graphic Solutions, a premium flexo plate supplier to the packaging industry, signed deals for a CDI imager as well as an XPS from Esko as Packaging South Asia has already reported.

The Anams Graphic and Esko teams at the Labelexpo show after the deal was signed.
The Anams Graphic and Esko teams at the Labelexpo show after the deal was signed.

Anams Graphic Images, Cochin, has also placed an order for a new Esko Spark CDI 4260-C with HD flexo and imaging engine. Anams supplies processed flexo plates. They operate a Thermoflex 30×40 flexo plate imager to make the plates. 

“Esko offers one of the best solutions in terms of quality and after sales support” says James of Anams. The machine has a hi-resolution, HD flexo screening and imaging engine to help make high-definition flexo plates.

“Esko offers the right solutions for flexo plate making. Our flexo solutions are scalable in nature and can be upgraded according to business requirements,” says Fredrick John, Regional Sales manager, Esko.

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