MANUFLEX

Since 1972, Manugraph India, well known for its web offset newspaper and book printing presses, has driven the growth of quality newspaper printing in India. The company has driven technological advancements, collaborating with the very best globally, and continuously innovating and delivering cutting-edge printing solutions to customers worldwide.

Manugraph is currently expanding its portfolio to include manufacturing of Central Impression (C.I.) flexo printing machines and is set to invite customers from India and overseas for printing trials at its Kolhapur facility. Pradeep Shah, managing director, Manugraph says, “The CI Flexo pressline is being manufactured, keeping in mind the requirements of both the Indian as well as the global market and will be manufactured at our plant in Kolhapur. With our machine building experience of over 45 years, and having successfully absorbed various technologies, the Manuflex will incorporate quality standards, comparable to the very best global manufacturers and will also have the trustworthiness of a Manugraph product, which has proven testimonies and installations worldwide.”

The Manuflex is an 8-color gearless CI flexo printing press having a maximum printing speed of up to 400 meters a minute and a web width of 1300 mm. A wide variety of substrates like PE, PP, BOPP, PVC, PET, paper, aluminum, breathable films and papers can be printed on this press. Depending on the requirements of the client, the Manuflex can also be offered with optional equipment like in-line corona treatment, register control and inspection system, viscosity controller and in-line slitting. Printing trials and demos are set to begin early February 2019, at the Kolhapur factory enabling customers to have a first-hand experience of the running press.

Hiten Mehta, president, Multigraph Machinery, the marketing arm of Manugraph, adds, “The Indian market has gone from 5 to 6 machines a year to 20 to 25 machines a year. With Manuflex we plan to take the number higher in India as well as overseas. Having been in this industry for over 30 years, I am glad to see traditionally flexo jobs come back to where they belong. This, in turn, is only going to increase the demand for quality CI flexo machines. With Manuflex now being offered from India, customers from the Indian sub-continent will be assured of world-class quality and service. We are very happy to present Manuflex and are confident that 2020 we will see a wide footprint of Manuflex machines.”

Investing in Manuflex comes with a slew of benefits including Manugraph’s world renowned after-sales service. There is a dedicated team of Indian engineers fully trained at the Carraro factory in Italy, in building mechanical units, electricals, operations, and servicing and maintenance of the press. This gives Indian customers the added advantage of prompt and timely local service support.

The sales of the Manuflex will be handled by Multigraph Machinery Co., who will market the product in India and overseas. For more information, eMail at info@mmcl.co.in / visit Manugraph at Indiaplast, Hall 14, Stand B3 or log on to www.manugraph.com / www.multigraphmachinery.com

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