L-R: Ashvin Hebbar, sales director, Rossini India Printing Rollers and Marco Tortelotti, finance director of Rossini at the Rossini stand in drupa. Photo PSA

Rossini, the Italian manufacturer of rubber rollers, sleeves and mandrels for flexography and gravure presses had a great drupa. Marco Tortelotti, finance director of Rossini said, “drupa is a great opportunity for everyone to meet at a common place and show their portfolio of products and solutions. We have got a brilliant response over here this time. Overall it has been a very interesting drupa – much better than the previous edition.”

Apart from showcasing its solutions at the show, one of the priorities for Rossini was to interact with its customers and understand their concerns, if any, and help them to be more streamlined. “Our focus has been to educate our customers with the knowledge that we have so that they become more efficient and streamlined. Our job is to help our customers as much as we can,” Tortelotti added.

One of the innovations from Rossini which was on display at drupa 2016 was Honyalu – a newsleeve technology forOmet’sVaryflexV2Offset 850 press designed to optimise performance injob changeover by overcoming difficulties due to the large size and weight of sleeves. The partnership between Omet and Rossini was geared to the reduction in the weight of the sleeve and the achievement of ever improved print quality. Thanks to the know-how in specific respective fields, lighter sleeves have been developed to be easier to handle during job changeover and thanks to their composition made with new materials able to ensure better print quality than any other technologies currently on the market. The Honyalu solution developed by Rossini is a novelty in the field. Realized with honeycomb material between base and aluminium tubing, it allows the sleeve to be lighter and due to its open cell structure it’s able to absorb vibrations and reduces bounce during printing.

The Indian plant

The new 8,000 square metre Indian plant of Rossini in Chakan, Pune was inaugurated in September 2014 and started production from around April 2015. This is Rossini’s only plant in Asia. This Pune factory is aimed to produce up to 10,000 rollers every month. The raw material is imported from Italy as Rossini wants to maintain the uniform quality of rubber rollers, which are manufactured across the globe. Rossini supplies sleeves and rollers to all the major OEMs for gravure and flexography presses such as the Bobst Group, Cerutti, Comexi, Uteco, KYMC among others. Also, Indian manufacturers of gravure and flexo presses including Kohli Industries, Expert Industries, Pelican Rotoflex, Uflex, and Raulimex already  use Rossini sleeves and rollers on their presses.

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