“We exhibited our latest technology-driven Naphlexo 804 stack flexo printing machine and new wide slitter rewinder equipment at PrintPack. We were fortunate to have focused clients on all five days and many visitors met us at this event,” said Ashu Bharaj, director of Technical Sales at Naph Graphics, on the last day of the Printpack India event in Greater Noida.
Naph’s display at Printpack was highlighted by its Naphlexo 804 stack flexo press which was its prototype machine shown in 800 mm width and with 4-colors. Shopping bags, paper cup stock, milk pouches, and wrapping paper are among the products that can be printed on the Naphlexo 804 machine. “Our flexo press prints on both film and paper-like wrapping papers for quick-service food chains such as Subway and McDonald’s,” he added.
The upcoming packaging trend for Naph is seen as a growth phase because it manufactures equipment for producing materials and containers for out-of-home and on-the-go food products that are required in large quantities and represent significant branding opportunities. “Every day and every time, a person wants a new paper cup to drink water, tea, coffee, a cold drink, or a new packet of chips, so the industry cannot stop,” said Bharaj optimistically.
The new and wider slitter rewinder shown by Naph was shown in 1300 mm width and there are plans to make it in a still wider configuration. It is meant for converting jumbo film and paper rolls into smaller widths and its USP is that it can convert to rolls of the same diameter as the input jumbo rolls.
Five years ago, the erstwhile web offset press manufacturer for newspaper and book printing started diversifying and making slitter rewinders for flexible packaging. After growing its market share in that segment, Naph has made a stack flexo printing machine and is fine-tuning and conducting trials on the first press for a customer. “We have inquiries from the visitors at this show, and on that basis, we are going to customize our machines. For now, this is our expansion plan,” concludes Bharaj.