SMI installs online scanners from NDC in USA

To provide niche solutions

SMI installed an online scanner from NDC, USA
SMI installed an online scanner from NDC, USA

Since the very inception of SMI, consistency relevant solutions has been the driving force at SMI. For over 25 years we have been at the forefront of providing niche solutions consistently at competitive commercial terms.

In continuation of this commitment to provide consistent products to its customers, SMI recently installed state of the art online scanner from NDC, USA. This non contact scanner helps to monitor adhesive coat weight and moisture levels of the web during adhesive coating. This will ensure consistent coat weights of our products, thus enhancing our capabilities to give more consistently relevant solutions to our customers. Our commitment to the industry is reflected in our continuous investments into ensuring improved consistent quality, while we expand our production capabilities to take care of the growth of the industry.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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