Mumbai-based Mudrika Labels has seen a stupendous growth in the last decade or so and is now among India’s top five label converters. The company has also been a regular exhibitor at the PLASTINDIA show. The company is present during PLASTINDIA 2018 as well and is promoting all the solutions that it has in its portfolio: self-adhesive labels, heat transfer labels, in-mold labels (IML), corrugated boxes and printed cartons.
The year 2017 was a good one for Mudrika Labels as it grew at a healthy pace and introduced new solutions as well.
“We started aggressively marketing IML for bigger containers with sizes such as 5 liters, 10 liters and above. Having mastered IML for small containers, we are now trying to be masters in the bigger container segment also,” says Manish Desai, one of the directors of Mudrika Labels.
Commenting on the overall market for IML, Desai says that the Indian market is growing but Indian companies are facing stiff challenge from overseas supplies as imports are cheap. “We have to keep track of our costs and manage them well in order to compete with these cheap imports. Our main competition is from Turkey,” he shares.
New Gallus label press on its way
Mudrika Labels is also enhancing its self-adhesive label printing capacity this year by adding another Gallus press. “The new Gallus Labelmaster 440 label press is expected to be operational by May 2018,” Desai shares.
The Gallus Labelmaster 440 was launched at Labelexpo 2017. The press has a speed of 200 meters per minute (656 feet/minute) and can handle web widths of 440 mm. The press can print on substrates such as paper, self-adhesive material, cardboard, monofoil label material, tube laminates, etc. Gallus claims that because of the new ink chamber design, one can get an optimized printing behavior at every speed.
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