Monocarton round-up — faster, higher, stronger

Strong order book for 2015-16 financial year

A 6-color coater UV is practically a standard configuration for the Indian industry now with several 7-color plus coater UV presses already installed including presses with a cold foil in-line option in the past year

New partnership for document printingXeikon ties up with Sapphire GraphicsXeikon the diversified Belgian global player with multiple printing technology solutions is making new moves in the Indian market by expanding its footprint in India through its various channel partners. Xeikon produces digital webfed color digital presses for labels and carton packaging applications besides document printing and commercial printing. Apart from this Xeikon  produces plate makers for newspaper offset printing and basysPrint computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the commercial printing market. In the flexo printing segment it has digital platemaking operations under the ThermoFlexX brand that provides high resolution plate exposure including screening, color management, as well as workflow management.
Xeikon 8000 series digital colour pressXeikon has tied up with Sapphire Graphics of Gurgaon for the document
printing segment that will include the Xeikon 8000 series digital color
press. These are LED array based digital drum and toner presses with
1200  x 3600 dpi resolution and 4-bit per spot color depth. The high
speed presses have a maximum of 512 mm media width and can print on both
sides of the substrate (40 gsm to 350 gsm) simultaneously at speeds up
to 63 feet a minute and can handle monthly duty cycles of up to 10
million pages. The 8000 Series presses consist of the 8500 entry level
press, the 8600 production printer and the 8800 high speed high volume
production printer in the Xeikon’s Document Production Suite, a fully
integrated solution for the production of direct marketing material of
virtually any size or format, ready for mailing or short-run high
quality transactional printing.

Sapphire will also offer Xeikon’s Wall Decoration Suite that offers high quality digital printing solutions for wall decorations for commercial, retail and residential purposes. This will address the needs of both wide format wall paper printing with options for designing and printing small rolls of finished wallpaper from a large roll of paper. The Xeikon document printing and wall decoration suite was previously being handled by Monotech in India. Monotech however will continue to handle the Xeikon plate makers for the offset industry and the basysPrint CtP solutions for the commercial printing market, while Malhotra Graphics will continue to handle the ThermoFlexX brand name of Xeikon’s platemaking systems for the flexographic market.

The impact, resilience, and growth of responsible packaging in a wide region are daily chronicled by Packaging South Asia.

A multi-channel B2B publication and digital platform such as Packaging South always aware of the prospect of new beginnings and renewal. Its 16-year-old print monthly, based in New Delhi, India has demonstrated its commitment to progress and growth. The Indian and Asian packaging industries have shown resilience in the face of ongoing challenges over the past three years.

As we present our publishing plan for 2023, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2023 will reach 6.3%. Packaging industry growth has exceeded GDP growth even when allowing for inflation in the past three years.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 33% over the past three years. With orders in place, we expect another 33% capacity addition from 2023 to 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels have grown similarly. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

Even given the disruptions of supply chains, raw material prices, and the challenge of responsible and sustainable packaging, packaging in all its creative forms and purposes has significant headroom to grow in India and Asia. Our context and coverage engulf the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and further – to waste collection and recycling. We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers.

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