Leading Indian corrugator enhances its design, prototyping and profile cutting capabilities

Bengaluru based Wadpack Private Limited with its 60,000 metric tons capacity for corrugated boxes and pallets is one of the standout companies in the corrugation industry in India. Already well known for its customised boxes and specialised application of corrugated materials, the company recently installed Esko’s ArtiosCAD software for structural design of cartons and components and a Kongsberg XN24 sample making table.

Wadpack plans to use the Esko’s ArtiosCAD software and the Kongsberg cutting and creasing table for prototyping innovative designs and creating short run sample boxes. The Kongsberg XN24 sample maker with its powerhead and with MultiCut HP head attachments is built for cutting and creasing high strength materials. The robust cutting table can be used continuously and this makes it especially suitable for short run production.

Apart from the creation of prototypes and samples, Wadpack is planning to design and manufacture special profile cuts for POP and display markets. Wadpack will use a combination of materials and substrates including corrugated and honeycomb board, and acrylics. Komal Wadhwa, director of Wadpack says, “New product development in secondary packaging is done by Wadco’s in-house design team. The team will use the Esko’s software to develop these products and finish them on the Kongsberg XN24 sample making table. We will also use the Esko solutions to develop customised boxes and produce special corrugated or foam profile packing components. Those components will provide anti-shock insulation for the shipment of high value goods.”

Wadpack is a pioneer of high quality corrugation using a wide variety of recycled liners for producing high strength corrugated containers and corrugated pallets. The nearly 40-year-old company with plants in Doddaballapur near Bengaluru has a complete in-house production workflow from design and prototyping to corrugation to flexographic printing, die-cutting, slotting and both glued and stitched box-making operations. Wadco’s ability to manufacture corrugated boxes and pallets for exports and its new Kongsberg table enables the company to provide unique packaging fitments and makes the company a comprehensive onestop shop for several packaging related requirements.

Shrihari Rao of Esko India is full of praise for the innovations of his customers. “At Esko we have always believed that innovative packaging can lead to enormous savings and efficiencies for Indian manufacturers of high technology products and components. The use of Esko’s software in combination with the robust Kongsberg XN24 cutting table with its special heads allows Wadpack to create some very unique packaging solutions for its customers who need to ship complex high value components or products without fear of damage and cost overruns.”

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