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Siddhomal Paper goes with ViewAXIS Mega for the second time!

As with every converter, Siddhomal Paper Conversion too, was struggling with quality issues, and was on the lookout for a print defect monitoring system. After looking at several options, Siddhomal paper decided to go with ATE’s ViewAXIS Mega, a next generation web video system. They were so happy with the system that they ordered a second one! Siddhomal Paper Conversion Co (P) Ltd is an offshoot of Siddhomal and Sons, which began as a paper merchant in the early 20th century in New Delhi. From a modest paper trading concern, the parent company has grown into a multi-million dollar firm that is engaged in the manufacture of flexible packaging materials for bluechip clients worldwide.

The problem….

The printing and converting industry has become very competitive with escalating demands for improved print quality, high efficiency, and reducing waste in the use of expensive raw materials. Rotogravure printing is subject to common printing defects such as perforations, voids, streaks, missing prints, colour variation, and others. An operator monitors the print web for such defects and takes corrective action. However, when rotogravure machines are run at high speeds (hundreds of metres per minute), detecting print defects with the unassisted human eye is impossible. These defects lead to rejections, and thus excessive material wastage.

As with every converter, Siddhomal Paper Conversion too, was struggling with these problems, and was on the lookout for a print defect monitoring system. After looking at several options, Siddhomal paper decided to go with ATE's ViewAXIS Mega, a next generation web video system.

The solution…


ATE's ViewAXIS Mega is designed for superior print monitoring. In addition, ViewAXIS Mega helps enhance print quality and offers maximum operational flexibility and ease in installation/retrofitting. It is suitable for any type of roll-to-roll application or packaging substrate.

The ViewAXIS Mega print vision system employs a modular design and uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver sharp and accurate stationary images at high print speeds. The ViewAXIS Mega's area scan camera provides high-resolution digital images with numerous web viewing options. The bright white-light LED strobe unit ensures low power consumption. Smooth travel along the motorised traverse and magnification in the region of interest adds to operational flexibility. Magnification, split screen, image rotate and flip features help in instant error identification.

The split-screen feature, in particular, allows comparison of cross marks printed on both the edges of the substrate – a very important monitoring parameter. An icon-based graphical user interface (GUI) on the touch-sensitive monitor makes it easy for users to operate the ViewAXIS

Users may also predefine critical positions over areas of interest (stored in the memory), and monitor these areas continuously. An automatic constant scan mode helps operators monitor the web step by step. A unique feature of the ViewAXIS Mega is manual iris control for dynamic exposures. This allows operators to control the amount of light falling on the camera sensor, which improves image quality.

The benefits…

After installing the ViewAXIS Mega, Siddhomal observed: l Reduced rejections and thus, less material wastage + Quick error identification + Reduced set-up time + Improved print quality + Improved productivity

Siddhomal Paper was thrilled with the results and has placed a repeat order for ATE's ViewAXIS Mega!

Ajit KasliwalAjit Kasliwal, plant head, Siddhomal Paper Conversion Co (P) Ltd - Noida plant, shared, “The ViewAXIS Mega performs its desired functions. Ours was the first installation for this product and ATE was prompt in sorting initial niggles. I have been associated with ATE for over 2 decades and the thing that I appreciate is that A.T.E. delivers what they commit. We have now placed an order for another ViewAXIS Mega for another machine; hence the repeat order is our best testimony.”

2017 Print Business Outlook Conference

NPES (USA) The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies & The Bombay Master Printers’ Association (BMPA) will host the 2017 Print Business Outlook Conference themed “What’s NEXT” on December 16, 2017 at The Lalit, Mumbai. The conference is supported by, All Indian Federation of Master Printers Association (AIFMP), and Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers' Association (IPAMA) and Mumbai Mudrak Sangh (MMS). This is in conjunction with PAMEX 2017 exhibition.



"What's next?"


You have the business and the expertise, but you have questions and concerns about what steps to take next. Even though many printing business owners/founders produce a forward-looking vision for their company, fears or uncertainties can hold back the process of planning for a successful transition. If you don't figure out your plans for a successful transition, someone else will do it before you.

This conference is a must-attend event focused on a full day of education and networking for developing invaluable cooperation, partnership and exchange with the Who's Who. This print conference will raise and debate critical issues facing our industry. With over 200 printers, publishers, manufacturers and suppliers in attendance, you will have more than enough opportunities to interact, mingle, and network with your target audience.

Agenda

A compelling agenda of timely topics presented by top industry experts is set to engage participants in lively discussion. Here are the tentative topics and speakers: Can We Turn Air Pollution in to Printer Ink? (Nikhil Kaushik, co-founder of Graviky Labs); The Future of Augmented Reality in Print and Journalism (Robert Hernandez, associate professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism); Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Printing (Yoshinori Koide, Executive General Manager- PP & IP Marketing, Konica Minolta India); Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Print for Packaging (A Appadurai, country manager - India & Sri Lanka, HP Indigo & Inkjet Press Solutions); EFI presentation; Future of Print Design Trends - a Designer’s Perspective Panel (Moderator: Faheem Agboatwala, managing director, Hi Tech Printing Services Pvt Ltd); Print Production Problems Keeping You Up at Night? (Snehasis Roy, director – technical, Times of India); How to Survive in an Age of Changing Technology (Jeff Protheroe, VP Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Aleyant Solutions LLC); Optimizing and Automating Photobook and Photo Print Production (Raymond Duval, director, Ultimate TechnoGraphics); Are you and your customers seeing the same colours? Why you should use standard colour viewing conditions (Robert McCurdy, president, GTI Graphic Technology Inc); Indian Book Market – What’s Next? (Vikrant Mathur, director, Nielsen Book India and Asia Pacific); and Ask the experts: Listen to top printing industry experts in a live interactive Q&A.



To register and for more information about the NPES Print Business Outlook Conference 2017 contact NPES India director Vinod Vittoba at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Mamta Chavan, BMPA at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Print

Yoshinori Koide
Executive general manager- PP & IP Marketing
Konica Minolta India

Yoshinori KoideDiscussion: Digital Printing with its advantages is increasing. Every change in the existing process of printing brings new challenges. We perceive every challenge as an opportunity for improvement. Konica Minolta in the recent past has made big strides in Digital Print and we are thankful to our customers for accepting our Printing Machines. The way the printed documents are consumed is changing, customisation and personalisation is increasing and providing the benefits of addressing the customers on 1:1 basis. This also helps in creating an association with a particular brand and increasing the chances of repeat purchases. Digital Printing in packaging is new because of the volumes being required but also gives the advantages in cases of short runs, customization and personalisation.

Key takeaways:

The key takeaways from the session would be that the world is changing, the sooner we adopt and embrace new technologies, it would be better to serve our end customers better.

On Print Business Outlook Conference…

It is a good platform to share the new technologies and provides the visitors a view on where the technology is moving and also learn from others experiences.

What’s more?

Keep an eye on Konica Minolta for the products and solutions it has in its basket and the future technologies the company is eager to bring to our customers.



How to Survive in an Age of Changing Technology?

Jeffrey Protheroe
Vice-president sales, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa
Aleyant Systems, LLC

Jeffrey ProtheroeDiscussion: The internet is the fastest growing technology globally touching every aspect of our lives and radically changing the way we conduct business. For some, seizing the opportunity this technology brings, grasping the power and flexibility of the “net” has resulted in significant growth opportunities typified by the success of VistaPrint as an example. However, for the vast majority the net is something totally misunderstood and yet to be embraced or managed as part of their changing business client relationship strategy.

This session explores the growth of the net in the Indian market, techniques successful companies have used to not only expand their business across their existing markets, but to open new markets and segments, embracing this technology to provide the essential building blocks of a successful business. We will examine real life examples to illustrate how adaption can radically change a company’s fortunes whereas to remain in a constant state and ignore global trends could be a license to a slow decline.

Key takeaways:

- You cannot ignore the impact of the web on everyone’s life and the changing approach to business decisions.
- The web is an invaluable tool that can project the company to a far larger potential client base.
- Why so many companies fail online?
- A successful web strategy approach.

What’s more?

The typical mindset is always based on price and as cheap a product as possible without considering that with price erosion and a “cheap” product there must be something taken away, else how could the supplier provide a professional solution, support and ongoing development. This approach continues to hamper most companies and leads to poor product choice that ultimately costs the print operation significantly more in the long run.


Optimizing and Automating Photobook and Photo Print Production

Raymond Duval
Director
Ultimate TechnoGraphics

Raymond DuvalDiscussion: During this informative and innovative session, you will learn about advanced automation tools such as dynamic barcoding, metadata on backside photo print and key optimization points to further enhance your capabilities in producing photobooks, photo prints and all related products. You’ll hear about what key photo labs worldwide have implemented in recent times to boost their capabilities while reducing costs.

Key takeaways:

- Learn about best practices in the industry in regards to automation.
- Barcodes to track products and to automate finishing.
- Impose million of photos in a short production day.
- Automate finishing in your production environment.

On Print Business Outlook Conference…

The PBOC is a unique opportunity to spend a day learning from experts who possess vast knowledge applicable to your very own business. The event provides unique moments to discuss with industry peers, colleagues, business people and industry experts. With speakers and participants from several regions of the worldwide, this is a can’t be missed event!

What’s more?

Print will always exist. Change will always be present. Innovation will always remain a must. The world is transforming and those who adapt and innovate will succeed. Today, the access to information and tools is omnipresent and one can easily embrace these to transform their business model and enjoy success.

Software automation and machine automation is the way to grow. From several decades ago, when the industry adopted the change from CTF to CTP and more recently, from CTP/offset into on-demand digital printing, transformation happened and growth materialized for those whom were early adopters of technology, such as automated imposition software solutions. The same is happening today, you do not want a way out, but a way UP!

Successful printing operations are ALREADY investing or planning to invest in digital printing to ensure they can capture the business and grow in their very own segment, whether they are general commercial printers, photo specialty, book printers, transactional or packaging/labels. Runs will always be shorter, volume will inevitably be higher and delivery times will continue to be shorter. Investing in the right technology and choosing the right partners for your very own business is essential.

Packaging that takes you back to chatpata by-lanes of memories

Leaf Design created a bright and youthful packaging for Nookad Namkeen, with the spontaneity of India and a compelling storytelling. The uniqueness of the pack stands out in the overcrowded namkeen market where all are trying to communicate the same desi story.

Services:
Brand Packaging & Communication
Client:
Sayaji Foods Pvt Ltd (Nookad Namkeen)
Sector: Food & Hospitality
Design Agency: Leaf Design


Nookad Namkeen is presented by Nookad Nation – a peppy brand that is all about reliving the laidback, cozy and unforgettable street food culture that a generation of Indians has grown up with. It is this vibrant, youthful culture, packaged in the typical Indian katta style to satiate appetites and deliver the authentic Indian taste. It captures the unforgettable street food culture and makes way for people to walk down the memory lane with every bite.

Hand lettering for the product name adds spontaneity to the brand, while the vibrant typography, bright colours from the streets infuses a sense of nostalgia. The bold illustrations, unique to every pack, make everyday moments much lighter.

Desi culture, packaged

Nookad Namkeen steps away from the category’s clichéd look and feel and bursts out with a gush of vibrant colours and unique flavours. It brings alive the moments of joy and memories with chatpata flavours.

Touch of hand

The challenge was to strike a chord with the consumers at the first glance. Nookad Namkeen created a deeper emotional connect with spontaneous hand-lettering. The unique illustrations reflected different day-to-day scenarios with a hint of the proudly being Indian and desi. A vibrant colour palette was picked from the streets in India.

Compelling and unique

The final output is bright and youthful with the spontaneity of India and a compelling storytelling. The uniqueness of the pack stands out in the overcrowded namkeen market where all are trying to communicate the same desi story.

PackPlus 2017, New Delhi: a bigger & better show

Around 80 product launches and more than 250 live demos of products witnessed during the expo Being a platform where industry people would catch every bit of latest technologies and solutions pertaining to total packaging, processing and supply chain, PackPlus 2017 this year had more than 375 exhibitors showing marvels of machines, materials and the whole allied products on a bigger and better show floor spread across the Hall 9-12 and 12A of Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Jyaneswar Laishram brings a flashback of the landmark expo organised from August 03-06, 2017. PackPlus 2017 pulled hordes of potential crowds of trade visitors comprising MSMEs, large enterprises and others, who gratifyingly explored the expo showing packaging solutions that come under all budgets, providing them fresh opportunities to kick-start new business. The expo pulled a huge crowd right from the first day—more than 7500 focused trade visitors thronged the expo on the first two days.

Key machines/products showcased by a host of leading manufacturers and suppliers from India and aboard during the four days of the expo were for assorted range of segments, such as paper bags, paper cups, non-woven bags, rigid boxes and others. Paper bag making machines, priced between INR 3-10 lakhs, were shown by some key exhibitors, namely, Avtar Mechanical Works, RVM Controls, UP Group (Shanghai), UPG International Trading, among others.

Capped within a price range of INR 5-15 lakhs, paper cup making machines presented by AKR Machinery, Elegant International, Pritul Machines, Vardhman Packaging and others at the expo were of advanced features, which would require little space for installation, ideal for people looking for new business prospects in the market. Demonstrating live at the show were lines of non-woven bag making machines, available in the range of INR 20-25, shown by some of the leading manufacturers, such as Prosper Group, Fair Deal Engineers, Sahil Graphics and others.

Priced a bit higher than others, approximately between INR 1.5-6 crore, rigid box making machines were also the main crowd pullers at the expo. The exhibitors exhibiting such high-end packaging systems at the expo included Zhongke India, NBG Printographic and 3S Graphic Solutions.

Key product launches

PackPlus 2017 had around 80 new product launches. Among them, a key launch was of Ajit Industries Pvt Ltd (AIPL)’s new Surface Protection Tape. The new BOPP Tape from the company is available in five variations—Brown, Transparent, Coloured, Printed and Low Noise. The company’s range of tapes is designed perfectly for various industrial applications. Their range includes BOPP Tape, Security Packing Tape, Brown Craft Paper Tape, Crepe Paper Tape, HDPE Tape, Residue-Free Packing Tape and others. Headquartered in Delhi, AIPL boasts of its choices of pressure sensitive self adhesive industrial tapes and die-cuts available through its pan-India distribution network.

Another key launch at the expo was from ATE—ViewAXIS Mega vision system, a next-generation web viewing system that delivers superior process monitoring, thus enabling operators to locate defects and take necessary action. The vision system is equipped with an energy efficient LED strobe light for sharp, accurate and high-resolution images at high production speeds. “In today’s competitive and quality conscious environment, precise web viewing is no longer a luxury, but a pre-requisite for printers. Keeping this in mind and considering our domain expertise and an in-house skill set covering software and hardware development we eventually embarked upon the development of ViewAXIS Mega vision system, in the in line of our philosophy: ‘invent in India’, said Anand Mehta, VP-Print and Packaging Business Unit at ATE.

At the expo, Uflex announced the launch of its Easy-Scoop-Lock-Tight Pitcher Bag that effortlessly dispenses controlled portions of the product packed inside. The 4-panel bag comes with a reinforced handle on the side gusset spelling tremendous ease of carrying. Additionally the block bottom allows the bag to stand up without taking any support thereby enhancing the brand visibility. Easy-Scoop-Lock-Tight Pitcher Bag is made of multi-layered laminate depending upon the barrier properties required by the product to be packed inside.

Elesa & Ganter, one of the leading producers of plastic and metal products with unique designs, launched a line of EBR-PN handles made of glass-fibre reinforced with polyamide-based technopolymer, grey-black colour and matte finish during the expo. The handles are equipped with light-blue, glossy finish push button that allows the direct drive of a single acting or double acting pneumatic actuator. EBR-PN is supplied with quick couplings for direct fitting of a tube of 4 mm for pneumatics. The handles are available in standard executions, such as: EBR-PN-3/2-NO (pneumatic valve is normally open.

Introduced new at the expo, Ace Products, manufacturer and exporter of packaging machines and materials, unpacked a new range of packaging machines and materials, which included the Excelpack Series L Sealer (APLS 1520) and 2-in-1 Chamber Type Shrink Packaging Machine (APC 5540HD) as well as Purewrap Cling Film—a food grade cling film from Malaysia—which is manufactured using selected high-quality resins of 10 microns onward.

During the expo, Vijaya Grafiks Inc/Prem India announced their tie-up with the Italian company Ideal Tech, launching the latter’s range of tank melting systems, such as Ideal Melt 5 and 12. These tank melting systems offer advantageous prices, optimal performances, reliability and modality. In addition, Vijaya Grafiks also presented the Ideal Tech ID Press Pur 2, a block melter to fill glue tank, alongside a newly introduced carton folding gluing system.

Yet another big launch at the expo was from KODI, which announced its new Nuzen IR-377 inspection machine at the expo. Nuzen IR-377 is capable to run at 500 mpm and its key features include shaftless unwinder and rewinder for easy handling. The system is capable to run with both side roll movement. Nuzen IR-377 features accurate auto tension control with load cell (close loop). Another added feature of the machine is its accurate defect detector at inspection area. Launched on the other side was Axl 50i CIJ inkjet printer from Domino Printech India. The inkjet printer is designed for continuous production, to be maintained with optimum line availability as it will make no need for specialist skills or tools. The system is equipped with i-Pulse printhead and inks with perfect drops and it is Industry 4.0 compatible.

NBG Printographic Machinery announced the launch of a new Fangbang paper bag machine, which was carried out in addition to its existing Hongming automatic rigid box line. “Our collaboration with Fangbang has magnified our packaging machine portfolio with a new vertical—paper bag making. This (Fangbang) line is widely accepted globally for its eco-friendless, particularly in the countries where plastic bags are totally banned. The same will hold true in India in future as ban on plastic bags is fully implemented,” said Nitin Garg, director, NBG Printographic Machinery Co Pvt Ltd.

A new versatile SLITTO 450 slitter rewinder was what Faridabad-based Vikas Engineers launched. The machine is a duplex rewinding system designed for versatile productivity at optimum level. The added features in the slitter include differential shaft, touch screen interface, automated closed deep tension control, among others. In addition, SLITTO 450 slitter rewinder also features with unwind mechanisms like pneumatic unwind, digital age/line web guide system, so on.

Live demos

Among the attractions at PackPlus 2017 were the live demonstrations of more than 200 machines and technologies. Naph Graphics’ live showcase of its high-speed SLITLINE 35 slitter rewinder pulled huge crowd. Designed to slit diverse range of materials, SLITLINE 35 slitter rewinder from Naph Graphics can handle material with maximum web length of 1300 mm at the mechanical speed of 350 m/m. The range of materials that can be handled by the slitter include plain, coated and metallised films of 12-200 microns; film, foil or paper laminates of 12-200 microns; and paper & board of 40-200 gsm. It also handles the materials in maximum rewind diameter of 450 mm and maximum unwind diameter of 1000 mm. Maximum slit width of the machine is 50 mm.

Also, demonstrated live were a line of Fair Deal Engineers’ non-woven machines at the company’s stall. In addition to non-woven portfolio, the company also showcased mini offset machine and two-colour satellite bag printing machine live. In the portfolio showing live, the company also included other machines designed for envelope making, fully automatic box type bag making machine, flexo printing machine, variable data printing machine, answer sheet numbering machine and others.

Automation around

A big buzzword at PackPlus 2017 was ‘automation’ as a host of leading machine manufactures, converters, material suppliers and a host of their alliances presented automated machines and solutions, announcing newer concepts and technologies for packaging solutions. The exhibitors showing an array of highly automated state-of-the-art packaging machines and solutions included Hilda Automation, Worldpack Automation Systems, Labthink, AV Automation, among others. “Automation is the key to innovative solutions in packaging these days,” said Munish Dhingra of Clear Packaging. In a similar tone, Nitish Pandey of Hilda Automation shared that they presented their complete line of filing-sealing-labelling machines, all automated.

Among those showing high-end automated systems at the expo included Worldpack Automation Systems, which presented a line of ‘world-class’ labeling machines. “Our partners are Seimens, Panasonic and Allen-Bradely, with some popular clients like Patanjali, Colgate, Himalaya,” mentions Rajesh Bains of Worldpack Automation Systems Pvt Ltd. AV Automation offered range of automation equipments. “We are presenting Baumer-made sensor solutions, Puls electronics from Turkey for weighing solutions as well as Wieland Electric (Germany),” said Bhusan Diwan, director, AV Automation. The company displayed Emko Electronics products (for which they are pan-India distributor) at its stall.

Machines sold

Many exhibitors at PackPlus 2017 sold their machines during the expo. Of them, Naph Graphics sold their ever-demanded SLITLINE 35 slitter rewinder to Swam Packaging in Delhi. “SLITLINE 35 can handle materials of any type, which may include plain or coated films, as well as metallised film of 12-200 microns,” said Ashu Bharaj of Naph Graphics. SLITLINE 35 was introduced last year at the PackPlus 2016. “We never expected that the expo would help us to pull customers in a big way. Since then, we have received tremendous enquiries, and so far, SLITLINE 35 has been sold to four companies; and the latest being Swam Packaging in Delhi-NCR,” asserted Ashu, adding that participation in PackPlus is always fruitful.

On other side of show floor, Zhongke India sold its TL-780 foil stamping and die-cutting machine to Dimple Packaging, Ludhiana. TL-780 is designed for hot stamping, die-cutting, pressing convex, creasing, etc. The machine is composed of four parts—main motor, hot stamping, auto feeder and electric equip. It takes maximum sheet size of 780x560mm and minimum of 280x220 mm. During the expo, Banke Bihari Packaging finalised CRM Solution from Flexibiz ERP. Flexibiz ERP products, such as CRM Solution, are unique and specially designed for the packaging industry. The company has been providing software solutions to a number of leading packaging majors like Uflex Limited, since 1988. GPS location tracking features, leads import by scan picture of business cards and job estimation modules are very convincing modules in the CRM Solution, which is available as mobile apps on Android, iPhone as well as desktop applications which are very user friendly. Zed Pack, sister concern of Banke Bihari Packaging, shall also use the newly ordered Flexibiz CRM Solution.

Key showcases

As part of the league of exhibitors attracting crowd, QuadTech presented ColorTrack Workflow, which is highly advanced colour control software. The workflow colour control software is acclaimed worldwide for its consistent and unique capability. Hemant Desai, general manager-operation & sales, QuadTech said the software is popular among all printing majors who are conscious about perfect accuracy in colour control.

While, HP India presented a complete packaging solution—right from customised goods upto ‘pack & fly’ items. The company collectively showcased products under four separate categories: Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical, Grocery and Pack & Fly. “All the packaged and packaging items we are showing here at our stall are printed on the HP Indigo Digital Press,” said Abhishek Bhatnagar, country market development manager, Graphics Solutions Business-Indigo, HP India. The company’s whole gamut of showcases indicates a new paradigm shift which digital press is bringing into packaging printing. In this respect, Abhishek said the core competency of HP Indigo is that it takes on wide varieties of unconventional substrates, taking packaging printing/production to a new level.

Labthink Instruments at its stall showed material testing instruments, perfectly designed for testing packaging materials for water resistance, tensile, etc. The company showcased RT-01 Rub Tester, CHYT-CB Thickness Tester, FST-02 Thermal Shrinkage Tester, i-Boxtek 1700 Box Compressor Tester, among others. On other side, Valco Melton at its stall showcased the world-class gluing system Valco Melton, redefining how ‘gluing’ can be done efficiently and cost-effectively, by demonstrating its range of products in two sections—All Electric and ERO.

Attractively showcased at the stall of Any Graphics were innovations for rigid box packaging, which was definitely a crowd-puller. The shelves of the company’s stall were filled with packaging boxes designed for diverse market domains, which consisted of pharmaceutical, cosmetics, groceries and more.

Clear Packaging, a popular name for manufacturing and exporting of world-class packaging materials in India, was showing its range of products at the expo. The company’s products are designed for packaging and many other segments including advertising and displays as well. The products shown at their stall consisted of Blister, PVC/PET Transparent Boxes, Tray PVC/HIPS/Velvet and other customised solutions.

Demonstrating at Mehta Cad Cam Systems’ stand were two versatile laser marking and coding machines, which are designed perfectly for packaging and other allied applications. Models of the machines were LJ-20F and 30F Fibre Laser Cutters for laser marking on packaged products. And CO2 is yet another laser marking machine that was also shown at the company’s stall. The filling gas in this machine is carbon dioxide, thus is the name.

On other side of the show floor, TWIN Engineers demonstrated adhesive pump mixer for solventless lamination. This Pune-headquartered TWIN Engineers at its Stall 06 in Hall 12A is demonstrating the state-of-the-art NexGen 2K Adhesive Pump (Mixer) for solventless lamination. Designed in Germany with the most advanced features, this adhesive pump mixer is attributed with advanced features, such as Maintenance Pop-Ups (SMS and e-mail); Smart Data Logging and Report; Built-in e-Manual and Videos. With more than 20 years of expertise in mixing and dispersing, TWIN has been working as a trusted partner with top laminator manufacturers across the country. Bhawna Bhatnagar from TWIN shared that they are satisfied with the overall layouts and visitors’ traffic at the expo.

Mona Equipments, known for its range of highly engineered slitters, showcased its versatile range of equipments during the expo. The company’s crowd-pulling product line at the stall consisted of Mona+ Plus Doctor Blades, which are available in versatile models and diversities. Dinesh Tiwari from Mona Equipments shared that the expo is quite helpful to meet up with the right customers and traders. “There is something new and persuasive in every edition of PackPlus. This year, the expo has magnified its show floor, and we are quite happy with the footfalls and business enquiries we receive during the expo,” he added.

Rewinder machine manufacturer Kalpvrux showcased their popular ZiPKompac and Omniwind. ZiPKompac is next-generation machine with high productivity and world class finished product quality. Its design is focused on enhanced productivity and operational excellence. On other hand, Omniwind is bidirectional high speed rewinder encompassed with fictionless ‘dancer’ control, which compensates for roll inertia, thus it can handle all kinds of films and substrates. The machine can even handle narrow web extensible film. Likewise, Nitta Corp displayed wide range of conveyer and transmission belts, which are suitably made for diverse industrial segments, such as printing, packaging, paper, food and confectionaries.

PackPlus 2017 had set a right platform for taking business to a new level. Exhibitors at the expo were privileged to meet up with the right and focused trade visitors, who are packaging experts and representing multinational firms. The visitors, according to the exhibitors, are the experts who could guide them to know about the future technology requirement and where to invest.

International Packaging Conclave 2017


Print-Packaging.com Pvt Ltd, organisers of PackPlus 2017, in collaboration with the ink major Siegwerk, hosted the International Packaging Conclave 2017, on the sidelines of the expo. The conclave under the theme ‘Safe Packaging for A Better Tomorrow’ had a host of keynote speakers from the industry and allied sectors who talked and discussed at length about ‘packaging compliance’ during the course of the landmark conclave.

The conclave was sectioned into three sessions. The first session was on Product Safety: Risk Assessment of Packaging Material, which was chaired by Ashish Pradhan from Siegwerk India, with panelists including Barun Banerjee from Nestle India, Saikat Acharya from GlaxoSmithKline and others. In the follow-up session, Dr Joerg Peter Langhammer from Siegwerk India hosted a panel of speakers with the discussion revolving around the topic Migration and Toxicology: A Threat To Consumer Safety. Dr Albert Delbanco from Siegwerk India and Prof VP Sharma from the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research were among the panelists who took on the topic at a deeper and expansive level.

The third session titled ‘Packaging Compliance: Connecting The Dots’ was chaired by Dr Albert Delbanco, accompanied by a panel of speakers comprising SN Venkataraman from ITC PPSD, Dr Joerg Peter Langhammer, among others. With all thought-provoking speeches, ideas and interactions carried across the three sessions, the conclave marked a successful discourse over ‘packaging safety’. The panelists shared methodologies and processes to test and develop packaging standards, which in turn could reduce or eliminate contamination risks from packaging material, be it substrate, ink, adhesive.

The conference was attended by brand owners and a multitude of industry stalwarts, who were elated by the ideas on ‘requirements for packaging safety.’


PackPlus 2017 made everyone feel good and satisfied

PackPlus has lived up to its reputation as the expo has been expanding year after year in every edition in terms of the size and visitors’ traffic. This year, every exhibitor nodded satisfactorily for the fact that they received tremendous positive feedbacks and enquiries, which can surely be converted into business in the days to come. Even sales of machines during PackPlus 2017 were a common sight. Mohit Bansal of Naph Graphics said ever since they participated in PackPlus 2016, showing SLITLINE 35 Slitter Rewinder, enquiries on the machine poured in and four machines were sold at the show. In the similar tone, Arun Kumar Bhat from AIPL said the expo is the best platform to meet up with their end-customers as well as trading partners.


Being a regular participant in PackPlus, Ravi Kiran from Valco Melton was yet another contented exhibitor. “It is really good to be in PackPlus. This year, the expo is quite improved in terms of layout and trade visitors,” he said. Vikram Singh from Ace Products also mentioned that the expo has always turned out to be a right meeting point for their existing customers as well as new ones.

Vikas Engineering, a debutant in PackPlus 2017 and manufacturer of slitter rewinder machines, was also among the host of satisfied exhibitors. “We introduced our new Slitto 450 duplex slitting rewinding machine here in this expo; we are fulfilled with the enquiries we received from the visitors and way the expo is organised,” said Vivek Gautam of Vikas Engineering, adding they will participate in every edition of PackPlus in future.

Nitin Garg, director, NBG Printographic Machinery rated PackPlus 2017 as one of the best expos on total packaging, processing and supply chain. The company introduced Fangbang fully auto roll-fed square bottom paper bag machine at the expo, alongside their popular Hongming automatic rigid box line.

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