Rave Packaging installs India’s first Speedmaster CD 102-6 UV plus coater with Foilstar


–Orders two more rigid box making machines from Emmeci

Packaging is one of the fastest growing segment of printing industry and printers across the country are trying their best to equip themselves with the latest technology. More recently, Rave Packaging has installed country’s first Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102-6 colour plus coater UV combination press with Foilstar.
The 59th Heidelberg Foilstar in the world and the first in India have been installed at Rave Packaging – a unit of Rave Scan, one of the fastest growing printers in the country. With three plants in Delhi, Gurgaon and Manesar, the new Foilstar is installed at Rave’s new 1,50,000 square foot packaging plant in Manesar.

Klaus Nielsen managing director, Heidelberg India and Rakesh Bhatnagar, director, Rave Scan unveiling a Speedmaster CD 102 Foil-star press model at the event.The Speedmaster CD 102 is the all-rounder for a wide variety of applications and the best-selling press series by far in the 70 × 100 format. The reasons for this are clear – exceptional and above all, stable print quality throughout the run, straightforward operation, excellent stability in operation, and outstanding net productivity make the Speedmaster CD 102 a secure investment with a short payback period. The new Speedmaster CD 102 continues in this same tradition. The Preset Plus Delivery and attractive equipment packages offer far higher performance levels at a great price. While, FoilStar, the cold foil module from Heidelberg, supports a whole host of unusual surface finishing effects for labels, packaging, and high quality commercial work – giving printers access to brilliant metallic effects that can add considerable value to their customers’ print products.

A press conference was recently organised in New Delhi, where senior officials from Heidelberg and Rave Scan, informed media on this new installation. Klaus Nielsen, managing director, Heidelberg India and Rakesh Bhatnagar, COO of Rave Packaging did a ceremonial ribbon cutting of the Speedmaster CD 102-6 UV plus coater with Foilstar at the event.

The conference started with the address by Peter Rego of Heidelberg who outlined that Rave Scan believed in buying in the latest machinery since 2005. “They were the frontrunners in technology, starting from Heidelberg SM 74 to Heidelberg CD 102 with Foilstar,” he said.

While, Deepak Walia, regional manager of Heidelberg India, said that it is a moment of pride that Rave Scan has acquired this marvellous machine. He also explained the difference between cold foil and hot foil and how cold foil is better in terms of better registration. He informed about huge saving in foil, which goes upto 30 percent due to foil indexing system and enumerated the various applications – labels, beverages, cosmetics, sweets boxes, cigarette boxes, magazines, books, greetings cards, etc. He also informed that it is an environment friendly process and can save upto 133 tonnes of CO2 in a year.

Shiv Bhatnagar, COO of Rave Packaging, gave an overview of Rave, which was established in 1993 and is now an ISO certified company with 500 employees. “Rave has carved a niche for itself,” he said. They ventured into packaging in 2010 and three years later, they started Rave Packaging. “We have the capability to work on all paper and paperboard substrates from 28 GSM to 1 mm at speed of 13,000 copies/hour. Talking about the latest installation, Shiv shared that the new installation would open up new avenues for security printing as the applications are enormous which can be achieved only through Foilstar,” he said.

At the event, Shiv also shared that since they specialise in premium rigid boxes, they have placed order for two more automated Mechatronic machines from Emmeci through their distributor Anil Agencies. Mohit Jain of Anil Agencies gave a brief presentation on the Emmeci machines and told that Rave is able to target top of the pyramid customers with these machines.

Later, Klaus Nielsen of Heidelberg said that Rave Scan has formed a special bond with Heidelberg and he particularly appreciated the entrepreneurship of Shiv.

The event concluded with an interactive Q&A session, where the panellists – Rave Scan partners Rakesh Bhatnagar and Bhavnesh Kumar, Klaus Nielsen and Peter Rego of Heidelberg, Mohit Jain of Anil Agencies and Mauro Mazzinghi, chairman and CEO of Emmeci as well as Shiv Bhatnagar – answered queries from the audience.

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