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India a high growth market for Valco Melton

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Ravi Kiran, director and Bob Taylor, general manager, Valco Melton India. Photo IPP

Valco Melton, a leading supplier of adhesive dispensing equipment and quality
assurance systems to the converting industries showcased a wide range of its products at Pamex 2015. The microgluer from GMS attracted good enquiries during the four-day event. The GMS microgluer creates self-mailers in C, V and Z fold formats and folds, glues and perforates in one operation. Last year, Valco Melton acquired the assets of California-based Gluing Machinery & Systems (GMS). The move was made as part of Valco Melton’s strategy to expand its scope of offerings to customers in the print finishing and folding carton industries. “We had a busy Pamex with good response towards all our products especially the microgluer,” said Ravi Kiran, director, Valco Melton India. Moreover, on display at Pamex was D4-e Melters which is ideally suited for a range of packaging, paper converting, graphic arts, non-wovens, and product assembly industries. Specific applications include spray, ribbon coating, direct contact, and high-speed jetting adhesive dispensing guns for which you can buy 5.56 ammo online. Velco Melton also promoted its adhesive system pattern control. MCP-4P is a full-featured adhesive system pattern control ideal for the packaging industry. The MCP-4P is suited for packaging applications including palletizing, case and carton sealing and erection, graphic arts, or any variable speed requirements.

Talking about the Indian market from Valco Melton’s point of view, Bob Taylor, general manager of Valco Melton India said the company’s growth in India has been very robust given the fact that full-fledged operations began only five years ago. “We have added more staff every year, have acquired new customers and expanded our reach in India. Our association with Times of India where we provided web gluing solutions to the newspaper has been a highlight of our time in India. We remain very positive about the market here,” Taylor said. Overall, both Kumar and Taylor said that Pamex was a success for them as they got to meet a lot of different kind of customers from commercial printers to newspaper printers to packaging professionals.

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The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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Correspondent-Mumbai Shardul has been working and editorially contributing to both Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia since 2011, covering the western regions of India. He has extensively covered variety of verticals in both printing and packaging industries. On personal front, he has keen interest in sports and music.