The 17th stop of the Flex-on-Road tour by Uteco, a leading manufacturer of the flexographic printing press, saw the amalgamation of industry leaders and clients at Taj Skyline, Ahmedabad. Latest innovations and trends were the main topic of discussion at the one-day seminar on 30 November. Along with Uteco, Gap, Gama International, Dupont, Rossini, Acme Rolltech and Flexo Wash showcased the latest solutions in their portfolio.
Starting in the year 2022, the Flex-on-Road landed for the first time in India. “This is our first time in India but it’s not going to be the last time,” said Anan Hiyasat, IMEA region manager and MEA director for Uteco, showcasing India to be a reliable market for flexo. He added, “Every year, we would like to come back with new topics and new technologies, speaking about something different and something new”.
New trends and technologies — the hook of the seminar — made the attendees of various businesses look forward to the presentations from Uteco and the partner participants. OnyxGo from Uteco became the highlight for being the latest technology in the flexo market — claimed to be the ‘best CI flexo for short-run jobs, Ever!’.
Hiyasat spoke in detail about the Uteco OnyxGo CI flexo press that makes short runs for flexible packaging viable with low waste, energy, and solvent consumption.
“OnyxGo, since its launch in November last year, has won more than seven awards in the past year alone of which are the German Innovation Awards. Over 20 machines have been sold to date. It has nine patents in Uteco’s name, which means nine brand-new technologies that no one in the world has ever seen,” Hiyasat said.
At this year’s Elite Conference in Mumbai too, the core of Hiyasat’s presentation was the OnyxGo CI flexo, as written by Packaging South Asia earlier.
Parag Koradia, director of Acme Rolltech, highlighted the company’s latest engraving technology, ACE – Advanced Channel Engraving, whereas Mohanish Satam, sales and business development, Dupont, presented the broad range of flexographic solutions in its portfolio.
Gama International and Rossini focused on their respective products, while Manish Lokhande, area sales manager, Flexo Wash, emphasized the importance of innovative and high-quality cleaning solutions to ensure consistent print quality and high productivity with a focus on safe working conditions and sustainability.
Making the seminar an open conversation, everyone raised their doubts and queries about the new technologies and innovations, which were cleared out by the persons concerned. “The whole idea of the Flex-on-road event is to show what new we have in our portfolio. The customers get to know what we have. We get to know what they need,” Hiyasat said.
A first-of-its-kind seminar in India, Hiyasat believes it to be a very successful event and thanked all the partners who came along with Uteco to make it happen.