OMET inaugurates the new OMET DROME

OMET Hybrid Experience


More than 250 people took part at the ‘OMET Hybrid Experience’ Open House dedicated to the opportunities of hybrid printing technology in the label industry. Held on 24 and 25 January at the new OMET DROME, the event was enriched by technical presentations, live demos and visits to the OMET production sites. This was followed by a gala dinner at the beautiful lake-view location.

Live demos were given of the OMET XJet powered by Durst, which proved its exceptional performance in terms of technology, flexibility, productivity and infinite customization possibilities. Another start of the event was the OMET iFlex, presented with hybrid curing configuration: UV and LED printing simultaneously. The machines received much appreciation for handling complex jobs and for the printed quality results.

Highly technical presentations were dedicated to the future of label printing. Paolo Grasso, OMET head of sales – Labels Business Unit, spoke about the advantages of digital and flexo hybrid printing technology proposed by OMET in collaboration with Durst, and those offered by flexo UV-LED printing shown on iFlex at the event.

Sergio Veneziani, Ritrama introduced the partnership between OMET and Ritrama for a new laminating module to produce linerless labels: an innovative clear-on-clear PS label engineered to be transformed into a laminated but Linerless construction, ready to be dispensed. This innovation allows significant improvements in terms of efficiency and sustainability for the printing industry and brand owners.

Martin Leitner of Durst explained the potential and opportunities of digital. He said that for a printer, moving towards digital inkjet or hybrid technology is not just a matter of buying a new machine, but the beginning of a transformation in the business model itself. Durst and OMET offer a solid base of skills essential for these evolutions.

Francesco Niorettini of Italgrafica Sistemi spoke about his personal case history, being the first Italian XJet user. “Our challenge is to go for bigger volumes through hybrid-digital: OMET XJet is the solution that made it possible to break through old barriers of very low figures. Being able to combine the best of OMET’s and Durst’s worlds made my investment in innovation a game-changer that allows Italgrafica raise the bar in the industry,” he said.

The impact, resilience, and growth of responsible packaging in a wide region are daily chronicled by Packaging South Asia.

A multi-channel B2B publication and digital platform such as Packaging South Asia is always aware of the prospect of new beginnings and renewal. Its 16-year-old print monthly, based in New Delhi, India has demonstrated its commitment to progress and growth. The Indian and Asian packaging industries have shown resilience in the face of ongoing challenges over the past three years.

As we present our publishing plan for 2023, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2023 will reach 6.3%. Packaging industry growth has exceeded GDP growth even when allowing for inflation in the past three years.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 33% over the past three years. With orders in place, we expect another 33% capacity addition from 2023 to 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels have grown similarly. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

Even given the disruptions of supply chains, raw material prices, and the challenge of responsible and sustainable packaging, packaging in all its creative forms and purposes has significant headroom to grow in India and Asia. Our context and coverage engulf the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and further – to waste collection and recycling. We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers.

In an admittedly fragmented and textured terrain, this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing support communication – in our impactful and highly targeted business platform. Tell us what you need. Speak and write to our editorial and advertising teams! For advertisement , for editorial and for subscriptions

– Naresh Khanna

Subscribe Now
unnamed 1


Subscribe to our Newsletter

As 2023 begins and FY 23-24 unfolds, will you support us?

What lies in store for the packaging industry in India and South Asia this coming year? Inflation, disruption of supply chains or environmental regulation? Or the resumption of high rural demand, continued investment and industry consolidation? Whatever happens, Packaging South Asia will be there, providing clarity and independent technical and business information in India and South Asia and around the world. We are a compact Indian organization bringing a window of fair and rigorous technical and business information that the industry can access this year and beyond. Please support us with your advertising and subscriptions, to keep us going and growing.

Thank you.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here