US-based Valco Melton showcased its holt melt application solutions and quality inspection system at interpack 2017 for the packaging industry. Kube, Valco Melton’s hot melt dispensing system, is the only one-of-itskind to feature three different machine mount configurations (panel, machine and split) to optimize adhesive dispensing performance. The Kube helps improve system operation by eliminating degradation problems and minimizing maintenance associated with gluing systems. This is ideally suited for case and carton sealing applications as well as tray making. Also on display was Kube Pro.
“Our biggest market in South and Southeast Asia for Kube is Thailand,” said Jeremy Ferreras Smith, distributor sales manager, Valco Melton. Another solution on display was PackChek, a packaging inspection system. PackCheck ensures a perfect product by taking a thermal and visible image of every package to ensure hot melt glue has been applied to the correct locations. At interpack, PackCheck was being run with the Kube hot melt dispensing system.
Also on show was EC series, which includes regular standard hot melt applicators for standard end-of-the-line packaging.
Talking about the Indian market Smith said, “Considering that our direct operations in India has been only for 5-6 years, the growth of our business and our team has been very impressive.”
In a move that is of significance and reflects the optimism and promise that the company sees in the region, Valco Melton India inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Bengaluru in January. It is the company’s first such operation outside of USA and Europe. The company has relocated to the new premises with an area of around 15,500 square foot, which will house the new manufacturing unit, the registered office, increased inventory and an enlarged test and demonstration center. Valco Melton India would be the first company to manufacture hotmelt systems in India.
“The largest number of visitors to our stand after European visitors has been from India. This is my fifth interpack and the number of visitors has been growing with each edition. We see India as a very important market,”— Jeremy Ferreras Smith