New facility for Securipax at Roorkee

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Securipax Packaging PL has established a new plant at Roorkee in Uttarakhand. The new state of the art plant is set in a 4-acre plot and is capable of converting and processing 2
A corrugator since 1964, Securipax Packaging PL has established a new plant at Roorkee in Uttarakhand. The new state of the art plant is set in a 4-acre plot and is capable of converting and processing 2,500 metric tonnes of paper to corrugated boxes each month.
The corrugated board production line runs at 150 meters a minute and is numerically controlled (NC) for precision at these high speeds. Securipax has also installed a 2-colour printer-slotter-diecutter with an auto stacker to handle 130 corrugated board pieces a minute. This machine is also NC controlled for precision at high speeds and faster job changeovers.

The corrugation company has also ordered a fully automatic folder-gluer, stitcher, down stacker, counter ejector and bundler to handle gluing at speeds of 120 metres a minute. This makes Securipax one of the most advanced and comprehensive corrugated manufacturing facilities in the country. With its capacity to offer quality and high volumes with speed, the modern plant will primarily cater to the needs of manufacturers in the Excise Free Zones of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

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.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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