Shell Graphics to install Soma’s Lamiflex E

Sleeve system for quick job change

Soma Engineering’s Lamiflex E solvent-less laminator has many features like three roller laminations, sleeve system for quick job change, semi wash for quick roll clean after laminations, inbuilt cooling roller, good tension control with 4-point dancer rollers, integrated fume exhaust system and metallurgy

Indian customers are getting quality conciousPelican displays Sololam Plus and SoloslitGujarat-based Pelican manufactures rotogravure and flexographic presses, slitter rewinders and lamination machines. The company has a base of over 400 installations around the world. At Packplus 2015, the company displayed its solvent-less laminator, Sololam Plus; and servo-driven slitter rewinder, Soloslit.Vishwesh Trivedi, marketing executive of Pelican, at Packplus 2015. Photo PSASololam Plus
Sololam Plus is designed for short and medium runs on solvent-less applications over plastic films. “The entire machine operation is controlled and supervised by a high-performance motion controller with its intelligent software,” says Vishwesh Trivedi, marketing executive at Pelican. “The machine is targeted towards customers who want enhanced performance as well as easy operating features. The machine can handle a wide range of laminating jobs.”

Soloslit is a compact slitter rewinder which occupies minimal floor space. “The machine has minimum wastage level and minimum dependency on labour due to increased automation and an easy operating system,” says Trivedi. “Also, the compact design of the machine ensures shorter web length within the machine.”

Speaking about the market, Trivedi says, “In India there are two types of customers – ones who go for cheap machines and the others who believe in quality machines. Because we produce quality machines, we don’t feel threatened by the Chinese companies coming to India. They have their own segment to cater to and we have our own segment to take care of. Fortunately, I can see that more and more Indian customers are becoming quality concious, although at a slow pace.”

“At Packplus 2015, our main objective is to increase our brand visibility, and meet some serious customers,” says Trivedi. “Till now we are receiving good response at the show and are expecting to see some more action happening in the remaining two days.”