Arihant Technopack installs Bobst Nova RS 5003 gravure press

North Indian flexible packaging converter adds print capacity

Arihant Technopack Bobst gravure press
The new Bobst Nova RS5003 gravure press at Arihant Technopack in Sonepat, Haryana

Equipped with the latest technology and state-of-the-art machinery, Arihant Technopack in Sonipat near New Delhi is managed by a group of highly skilled industry professionals. Known for its excellent packaging solutions, the company has recently installed a Nova RS 5003 rotogravure press from Bobst as it scales up for the next phase of its growth.

Based in Sonipat, Haryana, Arihant Technopack was established in 2009 to supply high-quality flexible packaging products to the Indian market and beyond. The company’s core values include ethical trade practices and customer satisfaction as well as sustainable and safe working standards. Over time, the team has built excellent long-term relationships with their customers in the food, drinks, snacks, confectionery, dry goods, home, and personal care sectors.

With blown film production, printing, lamination, and slitting facilities in-house, Arihant Technopack produces a range of customized film, foil, and paper-based laminate structures printed in up to nine colors. It also manufactures pre-formed pouches, including re-closeable pouches.

In order to serve its customers better, the company was on the lookout for a printing press that would combine high speed with productivity and ensure that they could manufacture the highest quality flexible packaging. After careful analysis of the market, the company chose the Bobst Nova RS 5003 gravure press.

We decided to go with the Bobst Nova RS 5003 gravure press after evaluating the various options available. With high productivity, automation and operator-friendly features, this new press will benefit us immensely in helping to significantly increase our gravure printing capacity while meeting our commitment towards quality and timely delivery,” said Arihant’s director Ankit Jain.

The Nova RS 5003 indeed fulfills market needs – from fast job setups and changeovers to high print quality reproduction at speed across a broad variety of local ink types. In terms of sustainable operation, its Registron register control system minimizes waste while the high-efficiency Twin Flow dryers and ventilation system give significant energy savings.

With the new press now installed, there is a sense of anticipation and excitement at Arihant as production gears up for more growth. “We know that the Nova RS 5003 press will boost the company’s production capacity, and we are confident that with Bobst’s gravure technology in-house, we have a distinct advantage and a great opportunity to capture further market share in flexible packaging,” concluded Jain. He added, “This is cost-effective, sustainable production at its best.”

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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.


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