DRG Technologies invests in second Mark Andy P7 press

Producing pressure-sensitive film labels

176
DRG Technologies
DRG Technologies has recently installed its second Mark Andy Performance Series P7 press which produces prime labels and pressuresensitive film labels

DRG Technologies, a leader in providing high-end, innovative product identification solutions, has invested in its second Mark Andy Performance Series P7 press to enhance capabilities and capacity, bringing new market opportunities to the more than 30 year strong business based out of Safford, Arizona, US. Since the installation of their first Performance Series P7 in 2012, DRG Technologies has been keeping the press busy running three shifts a day and producing a variety of pressure-sensitive labels and insert cards. The quick change capabilities of the Performance Series have been a distinct advantage when running these multiple SKU products, allowing them to plan and manage jobs based on client demand. The positive experience with the Performance Series press, combined with an interest in pursuing new markets, fuelled DRG’s interest in acquiring an additional press to further expand their operation.

In 2014, DRG did just that, investing in a second Performance Series P7 for their pressroom. The 13- inch press, recently installed, has already begun production of a variety of prime labels and pressure-sensitive film labels. Both presses are equipped with rail-mounted web turn bars, allowing DRG more application flexibility including extended content and back-side printing, as well as additional decoration capabilities for higher-end labels and packaging. The speed in which the P7 presses set up and run, and the minimal material waste created, allow DRG to be a low-cost, competitive provider in the markets they serve.

The ease of operation allows each press to be made-ready and run by a single operator, supported by a strong prepress support team assisting in the offline set up of subsequent jobs, increasing press productivity. DRG has been impressed with the quality of the product coming off the presses with all products meeting or exceeding applicable government and quality regulations.

“The acquisition of the second P7 and the opportunity to create a dedicated ‘cell’ approach allow DRG to offer our clients ‘best in class’ flexographic product manufacturing. Quality and competitiveness is unsurpassed,” says Paul Forsythe, president and COO of DRG Technologies.

Packaging South Asia — resilient, growing and impactful — daily, monthly — always responsive

The multi-channel B2B in print and digital 17-year-old platform matches the industry’s growth trajectory. The Indian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Middle East packaging industries are looking beyond the resilience of the past three years. They are resuming capacity expansion and diversification, with high technology and automation in new plants and projects.

As we present our 2024 publishing plan, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2024 will exceed 6%. The packaging industry growth will match the GDP growth in volume terms and surpass it by at least 3% in terms of nominal growth allowing for price inflation in energy, raw materials, consumables, and capital equipment.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 45% over the past four years. With orders in place, we expect another 20% capacity addition in 2024 and 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels are growing similarly. As the consumption story returns over the next six months, we expect demand to return and exceed the growth trajectory of previous years. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – and as shown by our analytics, our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

For responsible and sustainable packaging, with its attendant regulations and compliances, there is significant headroom to grow in India and the region. Our coverage includes the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and to waste collection, sorting, and recycling.

We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers. This is a large and complex canvas – the only thing that can work is your agile thinking and innovation together with our continuous learning and persistence.

The coming year looks to be an up year in this region, and this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing communication – in our rich and highly targeted business platform with human resources on the ground. Share your thoughts and plans to inspire and mobilize our editorial and advertising teams!

For editorial info@ippgroup.in — for advertisement ads1@ippgroup.in and for subscriptions subscription@ippgroup.in

– Naresh Khanna (25 October 2023)

Subscribe Now
unnamed 1

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our Newsletter