Afflatus establishes first Think Lab robotic cylinder-making plant in India

Innovation 4.0 in the gravure cylinder making industry

Arun Pandey, vice president of Afflatus. Photo PSA

Afflatus Gravures is the largest gravure cylinder maker in India, a country in which gravure overwhelmingly dominates flexible packaging. The company currently has three cylinder making plants in Noida, Chennai and Vapi with the fourth in Kolkata to be commissioned on 1 June 2016. The innovative company is an early…

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Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy.