Fotedar India promotes HP Indigo 25K at Speciality Summit

Promotes post-press solutions for bag-making

Vikram Fotedar of Fotedar India (left) with Umesh Kagade of HP at the summit

Fotedar India promoted the HP Indigo 25K digital mid-web press along with various post-press solutions at the 10th Speciality Films & Flexible Packaging Global Summit (Elite) in Mumbai. The company also showcased its ‘digital pouch factory’ – a sustainable and efficient way to produce on-demand flexible packaging.

Fotedar India showcased the HP Indigo 25K digital mid-web press, which is designed to perfectly address the on-demand flexible packaging market, with optimized production efficiency and minimal environmental impact,” said Vikram Fotedar of Fotedar India.

Along with HP, we showcased our post-press solution partners for bag-making from Zhoutai Machinery, shrink sleeve converting from Karlville, and laser technology from Microlaser Tech as necessary tools in the arsenal of every converter on his journey toward consumer-friendly and sustainable flexible packaging,” he added.

Takeaways from summit

Fotedar says the Elite Summit stands out as a premier platform that unites the complete value chain of the films and flexible packaging industry.

The Speciality Films & Flexible Packaging Summit by Eliteplus has always distinguished speakers and panelists that present, discuss, and debate on the latest technologies in flexible packaging. The event has created a unique platform that attracts key decision-makers and the who’s who of the packaging business for two days of intense networking and exchange. We see this as the perfect fit for us to present our disruptive solutions,” Fotedar said.

We have been a part of Elite for many years. Fotedar India has always found it a very effective networking opportunity and a refresher on key emerging trends and technologies. This year has been no different. It is nice to see the emphasis on circularity. My only feedback to the organizer would be to liberally expand the exhibition area since the demand seems to continuously outpace the available space,” Fotedar said.

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