Taurus Packaging started operations in 1995 with PVC shrink sleeves. The company installed its first rotogravure press in 2008 and at present they have six rotogravure presses. Recently, the company ordered another 9-color rotogravure press which will be installed in February-March 2017. The new machine will be installed at Taurus’ 50,000 sq. ft plant in Kasana. “We bring good practices from around the world to Taurus. This helps us provide the very best to our customers,” said Rajesh Jain, managing director of Taurus Packaging.
“We always try to encourage LDPE because it is environment friendly,” added Chetan. “While PVC is regarded as hazardous to health, PET too has some recycling issues. For example, when you put a PET label on a PET bottle, the segregation becomes difficult because the density of both are same. That is why we encourage LDPE, which has a lower density than PET (bottles). Countries like Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are already using PET and OPS; they don’t use PVC. India and China, however, are mostly dominated by PVC while the US and Europe use both PET and PVC. In India there is no such regulation yet on the kind of flexible substrates to be used, so PVC is still prevalent. However, tomorrow if any regulations come in place, we are ready to adapt to it easily.”
According to him, one major issue with LDPE over PET is that it comes at a premium. However, Taurus is continuously working with its suppliers to devise some way to bring in some relief. The company converts around 500 tons of flexible films and laminates every month while consuming 400 to 500 gravure cylinders in the equal period.