UPM Solutions that meets Sustainability Needs

2018-12-01 By Associate Editor, New Delhi


A global supplier of pressure sensitive label materials, UPM Raflatac serve label printers, converters and other packaging professionals throughout the world. Recently, the company exhibited is its new sustainable range of solution in LabelExpo India 2018, in New Delhi.

RafBio PE 85 – A plant-based PE film for home and personal care applications

A film made from sugarcane ethanol, RafBio film, a sustainable alternati

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Ecofriendly Water-washable Cosmolight®, Printight® Printing Plates from Toyobo

2018-12-01 By Abhishek Patwa, New Delhi

Founded in 1882, Toyobo began its business in spinning and textile industry. Adapting the changing needs, the company later expanded their business in various other sectors of Films & Functional Polymers, Industrial Materials, and Healthcare. They are the renowned manufacturer of the letterpress printing, water-washable, photo-sensitive printing plate - Printight®.

Toyobo has commercialized the world's first water wash flexo plate, Cosmolight®. With t

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Cosmo Films launches sterilisable conduction sealing film

2018-12-19 By Releases, New Delhi

Cosmo Films, a global leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper recently launched sterilisable conduction sealing film for wad and lidding applications for PP and PE containers. This film can withstand high temperatures* during sterilization process, which is used to increase the shelf-life of the product.

The newly developed sealing film is a clear, one side corona treated and other side heat sealable

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Second in a row, Kanodia Technoplast wins the Worldstar Awards

2018-12-05 By Associate Editor, New Delhi

Kanodia Technoplast has been announced as a winner for WorldStar 2019 award in the food segment by World Packaging Organisation (WPO).


The most prestigious awards in the packaging industry – the WorldStar Award, illustrates the continual advancement of the state of packaging design. The competition is one of the major events of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and is the pre-eminent international award in packaging. For the second consec

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Innovative and Sustainable Solutions from Max Films

2018-11-01 By Abhishek Patwa, Mumbai

The leading supplier of specialty packaging, labels, coating and thermal lamination films for the Indian and overseas markets, Max Speciality Films Limited (Max Films) has strong dominance in the domestic market. Max Films is a subsidiary of Max Ventures & Industries Limited (MVIL). Their strong commitment to customer service and quality has kept the company at the top of the leader board.


In the recently concluded 7th Speciality Films and Flexibles Packaging Co

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Blown film lines with highest energy efficiency on the market

2018-11-14 By Releases, Germany

TÜV Süd, one of the most renowned independent testing laboratories in Germany, has examined the VAREX II and OPTIMEX blown film lines from W&H for their energy efficiency.

The result: W&H offers the best available technology in terms of energy efficiency on the market. Only W&H systems are allowed to
carry the "Energy and Media Efficiency" certificate from TÜV Süd.

Our customers benefit from this in two ways:

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DuPont™ Cyrel® EASY BRITE: The New Advanced Solution for Printers

2018-10-03 By Abhishek Patwa, Mumbai

DuPont Advanced Printing launched DuPont™ Cyrel® EASY BRITE Screens and the Cyrel® EASY BRITE™ Index in May 2018. The screens are designed to optimize ink laydown in high-volume printing, typically seen when printing a white undercoat or solid areas with spot colors. They contain a suite of screens that have shown to improve solid printing at volumes of 4.0 bcm and greater. There are five screens in total: two screens designed for customers without the HD Pixel+ imaging ca

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Tetra Pak launches Tetra Pak® Plant Secure

2018-10-10 By Releases, Lausanne, Switzerland

Tetra Pak has launched Tetra Pak® Plant Secure, a game-changing plant management service that delivers profitability improvements for customers.

The new service starts with a detailed audit of all the equipment and systems across the customer’s value chain. This analysis, combined with Tetra Pak’s deep knowledge of the industry and benchmark data on food manufacturing, enables its specialists to identify opportunities and implement improvements across the customer&rs

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Michelman’s range of unique Sustainable products

2018-09-04 By Associate Editor, Mumbai

A well-known company for its development of barrier and functional coatings, Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for various industries. The company offer extensive solutions for coatings, printing & packaging, and industrial manufacturing markets. Leading manufacturers all around the world use Michelman’s water based solutions to enhance performance attributes of their products.


Michelman launche

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Cosmo Films launches heat resistant films

2018-09-05 By Releases, NEW DELHI

Cosmo Films, a global  leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper introduces BOPP based heat resistant (HR) films. The films have been engineered to work as printing layer replacing BOPET film in multi-layer laminates for various packaging applications in both food and non-food segments.

The new heat resistant films are clear, non-heat sealable and both sides treated films with excellent printability and go

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A.T.E. launches full print repeat web viewing system - ViewAXIS Tera

2018-08-15 By Releases, Pune

A.T.E. has launched the ViewAXIS Tera – the first of its kind, full print repeat web viewing system for process monitoring on rotogravure printing machines. The ViewAXIS Tera’s advanced line scan camera captures high-resolution ‘near-print quality’ images which are then visualised on a 55" 4K monitor.  Since the ViewAXIS Tera also has a separate 22” touch screen monitor for operations, the large 55” monitor is not cluttered with operations screens

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Re India displays efficient Automation Solutions

2018-08-01 By Associate Editor, NEW DELHI

Exhibiting the technological innovative solutions in Pack Plus 2018, Re India succeeds in capturing visitor’s attention.


Catering to Indian paper, film & foil converting industries the company offers tension controller, pneumatic brakes & clutches, electromagnetic powder brakes & clutches, web guide systems, web video  systems , 100% Print Inspection system ,air shafts & safety chucks, mechanical chucks, core adaptors, , v

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Echaar Manufactures Indigenous CI Flexo

2018-08-01 By Abhishek Patwa, Mumbai


Mumbai based Echaar Pvt.Ltd. initiated its operation in 1978 with a view to offer best-in-class critical components for different industries like Energy, Rolling Mills and Printing industries. To provide customer with varied products and to diversify its base the company now plans to manufacture gearless CI Flexo presses for converting industries.

With the workforce of just 11 specialist people in the beginning the company now we have 300 professional people that wo

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Galaxy Packaging Installs Kohli’s Shaft-Less Rotogravure Printing Press

2018-08-01 By Abhishek Patwa, Nepal

A well-established company in sheet-fed offset business Galaxy Packaging Pvt. Ltd. (Nepal) is now expanding into flexible packaging by installing a 8 colour Shaft-less Rotogravure printing press from Kohli Industries, India. Besides the gravure press, Galaxy are also installing a Solventless Laminator, Slitter Rewinder and Reversible Inspection Winder all from Kohli, India. These machines have been sold through Kohli’s marketin

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Uflex develops film solution for Indian Space Research Organization

2018-07-11 By Releases, NEW DELHI

Flex Films, the film manufacturing arm of Uflex, has developed a satellite thermal radiation insulation film for Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).


Impressed by the wide range of polymeric films that Flex Films manufactures and the associated R&D capabilities that the company is globally recognised for, ISRO had approached the company in September 2017 with a requirement of specialised film for passive thermal control of spacecraft components.

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Rahil Films invests in BOBST K5 VISION

2018-07-26 By Press Release, Gujarat

Based in Gujarat, Rahil (CPP) Films has purchased its first BOBST vacuum metallizer, a K5 VISION 2450mm for the production of metallized CPP film.


Rahil (CPP) Films produces metallized CPP film for the food packaging industry and supplies to both domestic and overseas customers; due to the increased demand for this type of film, Rahil needed to increase their capacity by purchasing a new metallizer.


As CPP is a very heat sensitive film, it

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Flex Films launches web metalized surface inspection system

2018-08-06 By Flexfilms, Elizabethtown, Kentucky (USA)

FLEXMETPROTECT™ is now placed under state of the art optical surface inspection technology and defect classification system that reveals and quantifies defects with the help of the newly launched Web Metalized Surface Inspection System. The system checks the entire web and allows for rapid and accurate detection of defects on the film.


The Web Metalized Surface Inspection System is located in a strategic part of the slitting p

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A.T.E. launched full print repeat web viewing system - ViewAXIS Tera

2018-08-06 By Abhishek Patwa, Pune

A.T.E. has launched the first of its kind, ViewAXIS Tera full print repeat web viewing system for superior process monitoring. ViewAXIS Tera with line scan camera captures high-resolution images which are then visualised on 55" 4K monitor and for operation on 22” touch monitor. This is the first opportunity where a printer can see 100% of the web width and full repeat, on a single monitor at production speed.


With deep domain knowledge built over three de

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Valence launches real time electrostatic charge monitoring system

2018-08-06 By Staff Editor,

Valence Electrons Private Limited recently launched its real-time electrostatic charge monitoring system, Valstat® SM20.

Excessive static electricity can result in the accumulation of dust particles, and give shocks to the operator, leading to loss of productivity. Static can also cause sparks which may sometimes lead to fire.

Valence’s Valstat® SM20 is a real-time electrostatic charge monitoring system that continuously measures, displays, and records the su

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Romprix wins label award at Pack Expo Romania

2018-07-26 By Associate Editor, Pantelimon

Husband and wife team Cristian and Octavia Dobrota celebrated picking up the ‘Label of the Year 2018’ trophy at the recent Pack Expo in Romania, and described winning as a just reward for the ongoing investment in people and technology at its plant in Pantelimon, near Bucharest.


From a relatively humble beginning in 2000 producing pricing labels on second hand flexo machines, Romprix has grown to become one of Romania’s leadinglabel converters, wit

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Asahi Photoproducts Teams with Esko to Bring Improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) to Flexo Platemaking

2018-07-11 By Associate Editor, Tokyo, Japan & Brussels, Belgium

EskoWorld exhibit to demonstrate value of combining Asahi Clean Transfer Technology with Esko Crystal technology for the ultimate in OEE and productivity

Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development announced it will be attending EskoWorld for the first time. Asahi will be located in the Innovation Center at the show, scheduled for 5 to 7 June at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas.

“In our fast-paced a

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FSSAI plans to implement 'Traffic Light Labelling' rules on Packaging and Labelling

2018-07-10 By Associate Editor, MUMBAI

'Traffic Light Labelling' is a system of indicating the status of contents using the red, amber or green a la traffic lights. The system was first implemented in the United Kingdom in 2007. This labelling allows people to know about the nutritional content of the packaged foods – such as salt, sugar and fat content – as red for very high (unhealthy), amber for moderate, and green for low (healthy). Foods with 'green' indicators are healthier and to be preferred ove

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BST eltromat India introduces efficient Automation solutions!

2018-07-05 By Associate Editor, India

BST eltromat India, the leader in quality assurance systems for printing & packaging industry are celebrating their 25th year in India and on this occasion they are all set to unveil a new Automation division to machine manufacturers and users to automate their various process work-flows. BST eltromat’s first-class technical competence and many years of practical experience with the most varied and diverse areas of application enable them to be a strong partner who understands the i

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Darshan Flexibles implements Flexibiz ERP

2018-07-05 By Associate Editor, Mysore

A south India based flexible packaging company, Darshan Flexibles has recently implemented Flexibiz  ERP solution for sustainable growth. The company has two state-of-the-art production plants at Mysore.


Since its inception in 1995, Darshan Flexibles has been delivering value-added and cost-effective quality solutions to the constantly evolving packaging requirements of varied industries in India. The prudence and exceptional capability of their promot

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Max Speciality Films Limited Inaugurates New BOPP[1] Manufacturing Line

2018-05-18 By press release, Railmajra, Punjab

Max Speciality Films Limited (MSFL), one of India’s leading manufacturers of BOPP packaging films on 9th May 2018 launched its fifth BOPP films manufacturing line (Line 5), significantly increasing its capacity from 46.35 KTPA to 80.85 KTPA. The new line was launched at a special inaugural ceremony by Sh. Manpreet Singh Badal, Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of Punjab.


MSFL’s Line 5 is designed to meet trends

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ROBOSLIT® plus – Truly superlative

2018-03-06 By Associate Editor, Ahmedabad

Using Plastindia as an opportunity, SP Ultraflex premiered their latest offering, the ROBOSLIT® plus Dual Turret Slitter Rewinder rated 1000 MPM. The machine ran at full speed several times a day, performing flawlessly to a rapt audience comprising the leading converters in the country and overseas. ROBOSLIT® is the registered trademark for the series of dual turret slitters manufactured by SP Ultraflex and at the time of going to press, 18 slitters from this series have been installe

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SP Utraflex: From Evolution to Revolution

2017-11-16 By Associate Editor, Mumbai

During the course of the last 3 decades, SP Ultraflex Systems Pvt Ltd has played a key role at every stage of the evolution of converting slitters for the flexible packaging industry In India. A keen ear for customer feedback, accompanied by astructured mechanism for feeding this information back to design and a culture of constant innovation has always kept SP Ultraflex several steps ahead of the times. This was the underlying theme as Biku Kohli of SP Ultraflex delivered his presentation du

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