Kalpvrux
Anup Mishra, director of Kalpvrux Converting Products.

At Indiaplast 2019, Kalpvrux launched its new slitting and rewinding machine, which is equipped with some robotics. The company managed to get in touch with some existing customers and also interacted with some new prospects during the show.

There are a lot of variables and we are constantly trying to convert them into constants; we’ve succeded to an extent with this machine. My profile in the company is only to design the equipment. I am also responsible for forecasting the upcoing technologies and make sure that they are included in the machines we manufacture because most of our machines are exported to other countries and people in the West are pretty strict with the technology that they invest in,” says Anup Mishra, director of Kalpvrux.

The sliting and rewinding machine launched by the company runs at 800 mpm. Slitting and rewinding machines typically have a very low efficiency anywhere close to 25% to 30% which means that in 24 hours taking the loading and unloading time also into consideration, a lot is lost on efficiency. Hence, effectively in 24 hours, if a machine runs at 800 mpm, it rolls out 200 mpm. “With Kalpvrux equipment, there is at least 33% increase in efficiency, which can go up to 75%. The downtime for unloading the finished product and loading raw materials is too low because of the additional robotics in the machine,” explains Mishra.

The company is also popular for its excellent post-sale services. It has four offices in India and maintains its stock of spares in various countries such as Kenya, Thailand, Turkey and various other countries. The company has installed more than 2000 machines worldwide. A particular winder that the company manufactures has been installed at more than 10,000 units worldwide. The company didn’t manage to sell many machines in 2018 but that didn’t take a toll on its profits since they managed to get good prices for the machines it sold. Going ahead, the company plans to focus only on the overseas market as it feels there is less saturation and better investors and the market operates without any fuss overseas.

Packaging South Asia — resilient, growing and impactful — daily, monthly — always responsive

The multi-channel B2B in print and digital 17-year-old platform matches the industry’s growth trajectory. The Indian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Middle East packaging industries are looking beyond the resilience of the past three years. They are resuming capacity expansion and diversification, with high technology and automation in new plants and projects.

As we present our 2024 publishing plan, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2024 will exceed 6%. The packaging industry growth will match the GDP growth in volume terms and surpass it by at least 3% in terms of nominal growth allowing for price inflation in energy, raw materials, consumables, and capital equipment.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 45% over the past four years. With orders in place, we expect another 20% capacity addition in 2024 and 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels are growing similarly. As the consumption story returns over the next six months, we expect demand to return and exceed the growth trajectory of previous years. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – and as shown by our analytics, our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

For responsible and sustainable packaging, with its attendant regulations and compliances, there is significant headroom to grow in India and the region. Our coverage includes the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and to waste collection, sorting, and recycling.

We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers. This is a large and complex canvas – the only thing that can work is your agile thinking and innovation together with our continuous learning and persistence.

The coming year looks to be an up year in this region, and this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing communication – in our rich and highly targeted business platform with human resources on the ground. Share your thoughts and plans to inspire and mobilize our editorial and advertising teams!

For editorial info@ippgroup.in — for advertisement ads1@ippgroup.in and for subscriptions subscription@ippgroup.in

– Naresh Khanna (25 October 2023)

Subscribe Now
unnamed 1

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our Newsletter

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here