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Maintaining positive pressure becomes cost effective for Uflex

A cost-effective way to adequate cooling and dust-free environment

Background: Established in 1983, Uflex is India's largest flexible packaging company and an emerging global player. Uflex has a formidable market presence in more than 85 countries, a multibillion dollar turnover, with stateof- the-art manufacturing facilities in India, Dubai and other locations around the world.

Challenges: A cool, dust-free environment, with positive pressure in the department, is critical for any print and packaging related industries. These conditions can only be maintained by 100% fresh-air systems.

One of Uflex's Indian plants is situated at Noida, Uttar Pradesh, where the temperature shoots up to 45°C in the summer. Spread over an area of 100,000 square feet, the plant was equipped with air washers since its inception. But the air washers failed to fully meet the requirements. The cooling was not adequate and air washer added a too much moisture in the factory space.

The management then replaced all their existing systems with a centrally air-conditioned system for the entire plant with a total capacity of 800 TR. The power consumption of the air conditioning system added substantially to the already huge operating cost of the plant. Also, for energy efficiency reasons, the air conditioning system recirculated the same air over and over again. Hence the fumes generated in the printing processes were recirculated too without an escape route, resulting in severe deterioration in the indoor air quality (IAQ).

Solution: Dissatisfied with both the above systems, the management decided to look at other alternatives that give an appropriate amount of cooling, a dust free environment, maintain adequate positive pressure, and are economical at the same time. This is why they approached HMX for a solution based on HMX's much sought-after IDEC (Indirect Direct Evaporative Cooling) technology.

Based on the heat load calculations and process requirements, HMX installed 14 HMX-Ambiators (IDEC technology), with a combined capacity able to deliver 420,000 CFM into Uflex's process area.

Result: The HMX-Ambiators proved to be the perfect solution for Uflex. The installation met the requirements of adequate cooling, maintaining a dust-free environment with positive pressure in the company's printing area, and did so very economically. HMX's Ambiators also add significantly less moisture as compared to a conventional air washer system, thereby increasing process efficiency.

The HMX-Ambiators provided 100% fresh air, yet were able to save 70% of the energy of the previously installed 800 TR water-cooled chiller. The HMX solution not only continuously saves operating expenditure, but also costs considerably less when compared to a central air-conditioning system. The staff is also very pleased with the good IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) provided to them.

The management is proud to be using an eco-friendly product, and is so happy with the performance of the HMX-Ambiators that it is now replacing all their legacy systems with HMX-Ambiators across India. (HMX products are available from ATE Enterprises in India).

Düsseldorf…beyond drupa!!!

As curtains for drupa 2016 is all set to unfurl, we know that Indian contingent would be there in big number. To help them make their trip a memorable, Smita Dwivedi of Print & Publishing becomes a trip advisor for its readers!
Düsseldorf, a leading business centre at the heart of Europe is a lively and modern city, which stages around 50 trade fairs. The elegant quality-of-life city on the banks of the Rhine stands for fashion, shopping, culture and unusual events. From the Königsallee, affectionately called the "Kö", one of the most luxurious shopping boulevards in Europe, it's not far to the historic Old Town with its 260 bars and restaurants. The Old Town's flair is world famous, life pulsates in its alleys and the richly faceted cultural scene offers spectacular events and exhibitions. The art academy and more than two dozen museums and exhibition venues, Schloss Benrath, the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus (theatre), the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (German Rhine Opera), the Tonhalle (concert hall), over 100 galleries, the large number of stages, cabaret and variety theatres and many concert halls make Düsseldorf a recognised centre of culture.

Travellers’ Delight

Düsseldorf is an incredibly diverse city with many amazing qualities adding to its attraction as a tourist destination for countless national and global visitors! Due to the international airport and the many trade fairs and congresses, people in many countries know the metropolis on the banks of the Rhine as a business city with perfect transport links. The city’s great quality of life, its cosmopolitanism, its hospitality and the Rhineland joie de vivre which is so evident here, are appreciated around the world. In Germany, Düsseldorf is popular as a shopping city with a very special lifestyle. But the Altstadt (Old Town), the Rhine embankment promenade, the MedienHafen and top-ranking museums and events are also attracting increasing numbers of visitors and help shape Düsseldorf’s image both nationally and internationally.

Düsseldorf’s Altstadt (Old Town)

Nowhere else in the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia will you be so close to the city’s heartbeat as in the area sized not even half a square kilometre and located between the Rhine and Heinrich-Heine-Allee. Everything is here! Those wanting to party will find themselves as well catered for in the Altstadt as the culture vultures and historians. This variety is difficult to describe in a single sentence. Around 260 pubs, bars, discotheques and restaurants are concentrated in such close proximity to each other – more so than in hardly any other city. The food on offer here ranges from cuisine local to the Rhine region to Far Eastern specialities.

But the art and culture also make a stroll through the unique alleys. And furniture stores and boutiques are just as much at home in the Altstadt as are small shops catering to everyday needs, and specialist retailers of all kinds. If you want a night out in Düsseldorf, you can’t ignore the Altstadt.

Restaurants ranging from gourmet temples to Lebanese falafel takeaways have the right food for all budgets and tastes. And you’ll be spoilt for choice in the Altstadt if you just want a coffee or cappuccino. Countless bars and cafés invite people in to spend time and relax. The fashionable cafés at Stadtbrückchen, Marktplatz and on Mittelstraße are the place to meet – and to see and be seen. Düsseldorf’s nightlife enjoys a special reputation that extends far beyond the city. The Altstadt is home to the hottest clubs, the best cocktail bars, Irishpubs and the most famous local breweries.

Bolkerstraße, Kurze Straße and Berger Straße make up the “longest bar in the world”, which has often been praised in songs by the cult Düsseldorf band, “Die Toten Hosen”. Wednesday is the day when people meet just behind the Grabbeplatz for a dance or a cosy Altbier (a dark, top-fermented beer) on Ratinger Straße.

Düsseldorf’s Königsallee

It is one of a small group of internationally famous streets that may justifiably call themselves boulevards. Affectionately called the “Kö” by Düsseldorf’s residents, attention always turns to it when people talk about Düsseldorf. It is the primary shopping street in Düsseldorf, and as its nucleus, it connects the city centre to provide a continuous shopping experience ranging from the Altstadt (Old Town) through to the Kö and all the way to Schadowstraße. The “Kö” is characterised by its formidable width and the 580-metre-long and 32-metrewide trench – a leftover from the city’s moat – in which water from the River Düssel runs, but also by its impressive stock of trees, numbering almost 120 horse chestnuts. The “Kö” has undergone many changes throughout its eventful history.

It used to be part of the fortifications of Düsseldorf’s Altstadt (Old Town) before they were demolished. Between 1802 and 1804, royal architect Kaspar Anton Huschberger, landscape artist Maximilian Friedrich Weyhe and water architect Wilhelm Gottlieb Bauer created a new city moat that was over 30 metres wide, five metres deep and almost 1,000 metres long. The Neptune fountain, which feeds it with water, is supplied directly from the River Düssel. “Königsallee” was only named so in 1851, as a gesture towards the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, who during the legendary “Horse Manure Attack” three years earlier, had suffered an outrage: arriving from the railway station to the south, horse manure was hurled at him on his way to Schloss Jägerhof. The city fathers of Düsseldorf – as the anecdote goes – thought long and hard about how to atone for the misdeed. They then decided to rename the street until then called “Kastanienallee” into “Königsallee” (“King’s Avenue”) with the aim of restoring the city’s honour and getting back into the royal family’s good books. Today, the world-famous avenue stands for a highly sophisticated approach to life, with many top-class shops and shopping centres. More and more international names are popping up on Königsallee. It has become the most expensive shopping street in North Rhine-Westphalia and the most upmarket luxury address in Germany, with a top rent of EUR 290/sqm in 2015. In the last survey carried out in 2015, Königsallee had a pedestrian flow count of up to 5,000 people per hour, which easily makes it the busiest luxury streetin Germany.

The west side of the “Kö” has also developed into a first-class hotel location. Besides the long-established Breidenbacher Hof and Steigenberger Parkhotel, the Hotel Intercontinental opened its doors for business in 2005. All three hotels on Königsallee carry five stars and bear the “Superior” label.

Düsseldorf Altbier

Altbier, frequently just called “Alt”, is a special type of dark, top-fermented beer that has its origins in and around Düsseldorf. Alt is usually brewed from several different kinds of barley and hops. The dark colour of the beer ranges from amber through to copper to a deep dark brown and varies with the quantity of malt it contains, which imparts colour to the beer during the roasting process.

Füchschen, Schumacher, Schlüssel, Uerige, and since 2010 also Kürzer, beers are brewed in Düsseldorf. The term “Alt” refers to the “old” brewing method employed before technical refrigeration came into use. Before the invention of refrigeration, top-fermenting yeast, which was able to convert the malt sugar into alcohol at temperatures ranging between 15 and 20°C, was used almost all over Germany. This meant that it was possible to brew beer even during the warmer months of the year. Bottom-fermenting yeast, which is used, for example, to brew Pilsner beer, requires temperatures between 4 and 9°C. The brewing method employed to make this kind of beer was only invented by Carl von Linde in 1873 when refrigerators came into use.

Alt is brewed with an average wort of 11.5% and has an alcohol content of around 4.8%. This creates an aromatic and refreshingly bitter flavour that develops particularly well at temperatures of between 8 and 10°C. It tastes best straight from the barrel and served in a typical 0.2 litre Alt beer glass. It’s said that Beuys, Immendorff, Grass and Reinhard Mey have met and chatted in one of the many pubs and bars in Düsseldorf’s Altstadt. Aleida Guevara is also a great fan of the beer. The daughter of the legendary Cuban revolutionary leader, Che, spoke very highly of it when she visited Düsseldorf. German expatriates have also taken the beer into the wider world. There is even a category for “German-Style Brown Ale/Düsseldorf- Style Altbier” in the annual World Beer Cup. A hit song has also been dedicated to the beer: the “Düsseldorfer Altbierlied” by Hans Ludwig Lonsdorfer – which was also covered as a punk-rock version by Düsseldorf's “Die Toten Hosen”.

Shoppers’ paradise

The metropolis on the banks of the Rhine is famously regarded as one of the hotspots of international fashion. So much fashion competence concentrated in one area means that the opportunities to shop in Düsseldorf are just endless – it’s where “shopping at its best” can be enjoyed! Düsseldorf’s city centre is the ideal destination to savour the perfect shopping experience. From the Altstadt (Old Town) via Königsallee all the way to Schadowstraße, it is virtually one big connected shopping location. Individual districts such as Flingern or Unterbilk equally offer an innovative and unique range of small boutiques and designer stores, several of which can be found only in Düsseldorf. The city is a platform for the world’s major fashion designers to present the whole gamut of fashion alongside large flagship stores of well-known brands – but also budding fashion stars – to satisfy any taste.

Such major international designers as Armani, Bulgari, Gucci, Jil Sander and Prada have opened shops along the luxurious shopping mile – Königsallee – which is one of Europe’s top retail boulevards. It’s here that exclusive boutiques rub shoulders with major fashion houses, and where shopping malls with elegant street cafés can be found. It is a true catwalk for the latest trends – a great place to see what’s going on and to be seen! Düsseldorf caters to every budget, from upmarket to bargains. It is a popular place for a stroll along countless designer shops and jewellery stores.

Königsallee, often called the “Kö”, is easily the busiest luxury street in Germany. At peak times, there can be as many as 5,000 pedestrians strolling along the boulevard. In a European comparison, the Kö belongs to the shopping locations with the greatest density of high-end businesses. With the opening of Kö-Bogen in autumn 2013, Königsallee has actually been extended for keen fashion followers and, on the whole, received a burst of new inspiration.

Those who like curious and trendy things will just love taking a stroll through the Altstadt (Old Town). The narrow alleyways have become home to unconventional fashion shops and many avant-garde stores. A particularly idyllic flair may be enjoyed in the historic district of Carlstadt, with its many antique shops, galleries and art shops. Schadowstraße also has many attractive shopping opportunities to offer. And there are lots of shopping arcades in the city centre, to make shopping enjoyable even on rainy days. Schadow Arkaden, Sevens, Kö Galerie and Stilwerk could not be more different from one another in style and appearance.

The legendary and exclusive Breidenbacher Hof hotel opened its doors again in Düsseldorf in the summer of 2008. Marco Polo, Hugo Boss, Strellson and Michael Kors are but four of the tenants, and Abercrombie & Fitch opened its first German flagship store in the direct vicinity. But that’s not all! Prada displays its haute couture directly opposite, close to Gucci and Louis Vuitton. If that alone hadn’t made Audrey Hepburn’s eyes sparkle, the branch of Tiffany & Co. would have made her fall in love with Düsseldorf.

But you don’t have to avoid Düsseldorf if you don’t want to shell out on luxury and chichi. The 120 shops at Düsseldorf Arcaden also attract many visitors to the down-to-earth district of Bilk. Shopping enthusiasts and trendsetters will find fashion away from the mainstream all around Lorettostraße, in close proximity to the MedienHafen, or in the trendy, upand- coming district of Flingern.

Those who have trouble in Düsseldorf deciding between Ansons, Peek & Cloppenburg, Esprit, Zara, Mango, Primark, New Yorker or Karstadt and two Galeria Kaufhof outlets, can also seek inspiration for new furniture and the latest consumer electronics or browse through one of the many large book stores in the city.

Sightseeing tours

Whether on business or a leisurely city trip, whether on shopping tour or a stroll through the museums – the lifestyle metropolis on the Rhine invites you to discoveries, experiences and enjoyment. Explore its highlights on our guided tours between the Old Town, Königsallee and the "MedienHafen", by bus, on foot, by boat, carriage or bike. Our well-trained, knowledgeable city guides will make you familiar with Düsseldorf’s sights and landmarks.

Public guided tours in Düsseldorf

City tour in Düsseldorf: If you are a visitor in Düsseldorf and want to take part in a guided tour spontaneously, one of our numerous public tours is bound to be just right for you. From the classical guided walk through to old town to the individual HopOn HopOff bus tour accompanied by guides. Guided group tours in Düsseldorf: MedienHafen – You want to discover the city on the banks of the Rhine on foot or by horse carriage? It could be done easily, all arranged by local operators there.

Boat tour on the River Rhine: In Düsseldorf, a boat tour on the river Rhine is a must! Choose between a boat excursion to the new “MedienHafen”, a variety of day trips or enjoy beatiful fireworks onboard the ships. The boat tours can be combined with guided tours as well. Barrier-free guided tours – Exploring Düsseldorf without barriers: Düsseldorf offers a multitude of choices for people with limited mobility to discover the many aspects of the city on the Rhine, which is coupled with Photo-Shooting, Personal Shopper, city rallye or coffee break at 172m height. It's your choice!

Palaces and castles

For many years, palaces and castles with their “enchanted” parks have stimulated the imagination of visitors, transporting them back in time to the fairy tale age of counts and knights. Within a radius of 80km, Düsseldorf’s surrounding provides plenty of options for visitors to travel back in time to different eras. Be it the most important moated castle in the lower Rhine region, a fortress dating from Emperor Barbarossa’s times, or a playful palace ensemble from the late baroque period – the region is a revelation to anyone interested in history or who simply wants to experience an authentically historic setting.

Schloss Benrath (Benrath Palace) in the south of Düsseldorf was built on the banks of the Rhine over 200 years ago as a summer residence and hunting lodge for Elector Carl Theodor. Created by Nicolas de Pigage, it is one of the most beautiful garden palaces of the 18th century. In its artistic entirety comprising structures, interior furnishings and the 60-hectare park, the ensemble is today a late rococo work of art that in its completeness has become rare in Europe. The east wing houses the “Museum für Europäische Gartenkunst” (“Museum of European Garden History”) and the west wing is home to the“Museum für Naturkunde” (“Museum for Natural History”).

Rising up from the banks of the Rhine, the mighty ruins of the medieval Kaiserpfalz (royal palace) built by the legendary Friedrich I Barbarossa – once one of the most important castles of the Hohenstaufen dynasty on the Rhine – may be found on the outskirts of the picturesque centre of Kaiserswerth to the north of Düsseldorf. The walls of these impressive ruins of the once much larger royal palace and imperial fort are still more than 50 metres long and up to 4.5 metres thick.

The impressive Wasserschloss Dyck (moated Dyck Palace) near Jüchen is regarded as one of the most significant cultural monuments in the lower Rhine region and is able to look back on almost 1,000 years of history. Since it was first mentioned in documents in 1094, Dyck Palace has always been owned by the zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Dyck family.

The moated castle of Linn, one of the oldest castle complexes in the region, is located on the outskirts of Krefeld. Today’s castle dates in the main from the 13th century. The southwing and the low outer defence wall were among other things built in the 15th century. With towers, battlements, keep, dungeon, hall and chapel as well as an entirely intact outer bailey all surrounded by a broad moat, it presents a true image of a medieval castle.The hunting lodge is home to several furnished burgher rooms dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, a fully equipped farmer’s kitchen typical of the lower Rhine region and a collection of historic mechanical musical instruments.

The Museum Schloss Rheydt (Rheydt Palace museum) in Mönchengladbach is a complex of buildings whose origins date back to the 12th century. The ensemble’s present day appearance is the result of conversion measures carried out during the middle of the 16th century.

Art in Düsseldorf

Fashion city, trade fair city or “desk of the Ruhr area” – Düsseldorf is called many things. But the capital city of North Rhine-Westphalia is also a pulsating metropolis of art and the city of fine arts in western Germany. With Kunstakademie (the art academy), 26 museums, over 100 galleries and projects such as the Duesseldorf Photo Weekend, the city possesses a rich and varied landscape of art and culture that is second to none in Germany.

The Kunstakademie constitutes the nucleus of Düsseldorf — as the city of art. It is regarded as one of the most important institutions of its kind and has been associated with major artists’ names almost throughout its history. Paul Klee, Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Jörg Immendorff, Katharina Sieverding, Andreas Gursky and, of course, the co-founder of the internationally influential ZERO group of artists, Günther Uecker, are just a few of the many famous artists that Düsseldorf’s Kunstakademie has produced. The cultural high point in 2016 will be the “Horst: Photographer of Style” touring exhibition of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum from 12 February to 22 May 2016.

From 23 April to 14 August 2016 the Museum Kunstpalast will devote itself in a joint cooperation with the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam to the works of Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925-1991). Tinguely was best known as an experimental artist who liked to transcend the boundaries of performance art, creating several massive projects with kinetic objects and mechanical sculptures that helped redefine art after 1945. With a total of 26 museums and exhibition venues, the city covers a broad range of cultural interests – from unique special museums as the Hetjens Museum (The German Museum of Ceramics) to such major flagships as the Museum Kunstpalast and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. Around half of Düsseldorf’s museums and exhibition venues are dedicated to the fine arts.

Theatre fans are also well catered for and are able to enjoy four venues at Düsseldorf’s Schauspielhaus (theatre) alone, including Junges Schauspielhaus (young theatre) and the Central at Düsseldorf’s central station, which functions as the main stage until summer 2017, which is when a renovation of the Schauspielhaus will take place. In 1999, the professional-independent art scene found a new platform at the Forum Freies Theater. Venues such as the “Kom(m)ödchen” cabaret at Kunsthalle, the boulevard theatres “Komödie” on Steinstraße and the “Theater an der Kö”, as well as, last but not least, Düsseldorf’s Marionetten Theatre on Bilker Straße, round off the wealth of theatre venues. The Tonhalle, which is the city’s largest concert hall, has become one of the most impressive and modern music venues in Germany.

Green tourism is “in” in Düsseldorf

Hardly any other major city is as green as Düsseldorf. Almost one fifth of Düsseldorf’s total area is taken up by green, recreational and forested areas. A total of around one third of Düsseldorf’s urban space is under landscape protection. All of which guarantees a high quality of life, enhances the city’s attractiveness as a living space and promotes the preservation of nature and the environment in harmony with the city’s development. Restoring the municipal greenery following the devastation caused by storm “Ela” during Whitsun 2014 has already got off to a successful start thanks to the great dedication of the public and the city’s Parks Department.

Many visitors come to the capital city of North Rhine-Westphalia just for its beautiful parks and green areas. These form a “green axis” right across the metropolis on the banks of the River Rhine. Besides such oases in the centre of the city as the Rheinpark and Hofgarten, the main attractions also include the Nordpark with its Japanese Garden, the Kaiserpfalz (Royal Palace) and Schloss and Park Benrath. The Südpark, which was extended over a wide area for the Bundesgartenschau (National German Garden Festival) in 1987, is Düsseldorf’s green lung.

Dusseldorf at a glance!

Historical Kaiserswerth: Located in the northern part of Düsseldorf, is always worth a trip at any time of the year. The pretty heart with its charming baroque houses from the 17th and 18th centuries is always a great place for an excursion. Palace of Benrath - Corps de Logis: You can reach the small station "Benrath" in the south of the city by regional train from the main station within 6 minutes (free ride with the DüsseldorfCard). From here it is only a few steps to the Palace and Park Benrath. Benrath Palace was built as a pleasure and hunting palace for the elector Carl Theodor.

Barbarossa's palace: You reach the tram stop Klemensplatz in Kaiserswerth from the city centre within approx. 20 minutes by underground U79 (free ride with the DüsseldorfCard). There you start your journey into the middle-age. Alter Golzheimer Friedhof (cemetery): Tombs of famous people can be found here: the garden architect and creator of the cemetery Maximilian Weyhe, the painter Alfred Rethel, the architect Wilhelm von Schadow and the theatre director Karl Leberecht Immermann.

Burgplatz: The mighty castle of the Count of Berg and the later Dukes of Jülich - Kleve - Berg stood at this place. Nowadays, a former side tower of a later baroque palace is all that remains.

Carlsplatz: The former farmers market is now a gourmet's paradise for Düsseldorfers and tourists (Mon-Sat).

EKO-House of Japanese Culture: Consists of a Buddhist temple (the only Japanese temple in Europe), a Japanese garden and a house in the traditional style with tea room.

Heinrich Heine birth place: Heinrich Heine (1797–1856), author of the Loreley song ('Ich weiß nicht, was soll es bedeuten..') was born in the rear part of the property. Historical Kaiserswerth: On the boundaries of the picturesque centre of Kaiserswerth, the ruins of lengendary Emperor Barbarossa's medieval palace directly by the riverside are what is left of one of the most important castles on the Rhine.

North Rhine-Westphalian State Parliament: In 1946, Düsseldorf was elected the state capital of the newly founded federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Oberkasseler Bridge: In 1896-1898, the Rheinische Bahngesellschaft (public transports company) built the first road bridge across the Rhine in Düsseldorf at this place.

Rathaus (city hall): The city hall complex consists of three buildings from different periods. The so-called 'old city hall' at the northern side of Marktplatz, the 'Wilhelminischer Bau' (period of the Emperor Wilhem II) and the 'Grupello house' at the western side.

Rheinturm: The Rheinturm (built 1979–1982, architect H. Deilmann) is a striking landmark on the Düsseldorf’s Rhine skyline. It stands on the edge of the southern city centre, at the entrance.

Taiwanese machine manufacturers concentrate on Indian market

Chosen drupa 2016 to unpack their newest innovations and seal some fresh deals

Taiwan has many things at its best to attract the world over. Manufacturing industry is one such ambit of attraction the country is known for. A league of Taiwanese post-press machine manufacturers target India for business expansion. Of them, Wen Chyuan is a big brand with a range of its machines being installed in India through its Hyderabad-based distributor TGS India (Techno Graphic Services India Pvt Ltd), which also deals in machines from other eminent Taiwanese manufacturers, viz. SBL Group, Golden Tec Machinery, Datien, Fulontek and Top High Image Corp. Jyaneswar Laishram from Print & Publishing visits the manufacturing plants of these offshore companies for a brief discovery of their latest innovations showing at drupa 2016.
The league of Taiwanese manufacturers producing a host of groundbreaking die-cutting, folder gluers, varnishing, laminating, embossing, roll to sheet cutting, hot foil stamping and creasing machines as well as allied machineries like thermal CtP plates stand out amid the sea of conventional players, because of their proficiency in technologies, methodologies and researches they adopt to engineer their machines. Down the expanse from Taipei to Taichung, dwelled in several industrial clusters are such reputed manufacturers known for their tradition of quality and competency. A discovery of them is indeed a breakthrough to a new marvel.

Wen Chyuan’s deep India connection

Incepted provocatively around 40 years ago, Wen Chyuan Machinery Co Ltd is the brainchild of Lin Chi-I, who is quietly acknowledgeable for his dedication and commitment to establishing this post-press machine manufacturing company now producing a range of globally acclaimed UV varnishing, laminating and other finishing machines. “I neither had a formal training nor an engineering degree in life; it was only from the international expos I gathered my ideas and innovations of machine manufacturing,” recalls Lin Chi-I, adding that he started visiting drupa since 1987. “After seeing a model or a concept in an expo, I just drew the circuit of it on a piece of paper and reinvented it in accordance to our very own design and mechanism,” he explains.

Emma Lin, Bob Lin, Lin Chi-I, Kevin Lin and Muralidhar Nalli at Wen ChyuanToday, Wen Chyuan is recognised globally for its line of high-speed automatic laminating machines: KYE-108DRK, KYEK-108DRK, KYE-8K3, KYEK-108DRK-VP; and a range of spot UV/water-based varnishing machines, namely, KYU-9W-104, KYU-9W-110 and KYV-5. Also included in the portfolio are KYC-3W automatic calendaring and KYF- 5R reel-to-reel embossing machines. “We have a new laminating machine, KYEK- 82DK3, which will be shown in drupa 2016, at our Stall B63 in Hall 11,” reveals Emma Lin, Sales Director, Wen Chyuan Machinery Co Ltd. KYEK-82DK3 is an automatic high-speed film laminator that can accept maximum sheet size of 1080 x 820 mm at the speed of 60m/min. Wen Chyuan machines feature Japanese and European technologies blended with Taiwanese expertise.

Till date, Wen Chyuan has delivered more than 2300 machines to 50 different countries, including India. “Turkey is one of our target countries; so far, we have catered more than 50 machines to the country,” tells Emma, citing India as just another hotspot when it comes to counting the company’s client base in the country. “Most of our customers in the Indian packaging segment are repeated investors and we are proud of being able to fascinate them,” she adds, mentioning packaging majors like Pragati Offset, Parksons Packaging, Premier Paper Packaging (PPP), TCPL, CANPAC, Singhania Offset, among others, which have installed more than one Wen Chyuan machine at their production facilities.

On the Wen Chyuan’s robust presence in the Indian market, Muralidhar Nalli, managing director, TGS India Private Limited, says that they don’t require doing much marketing for the Wen Chyuan machines, which are good enough themselves to pull customers for repeat investments. “We hope for gaining some new ground at drupa 2016 from trade visitors from India,” he optimistically mentions. Looking forward to bringing more new innovations, Lin Chi-I articulates that Wen Chyuan is always in position to update its machines to new standards, as per the rhythm of changes in technologies and trends in the industry. Wen Chyuan has a China plant in Dongguan where produces machines designed only for the local market.

SBL Group goes for big plans

SBL Group, which has been a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of automatic foldergluers, die cutters and foil stamping machines over the last five decades in the industry, is now set to unpack its latest machines at drupa 2016, with a hope that they could able to fix valuable deals with international trade visitors during the fair, including some from India. “India is one of our focus countries which we think we could present in a bigger way in near future through our mutual tie-up with TGS India,” asserts Hank Kan, Director- Marketing, SBL Group. In this, TGS is now eying the diverse and surging packaging market of India for a deeper and mass penetration.

Yen Chen, Venugopal B, Muralidhar Nalli and Hank Kan at SBL GroupWhen asked how TGS India would handle the distribution of SBL machines in India, Muralidhar Nalli explains that they have strategically laid out plan to cover the whole length and breadth of the country, expanding branches of TGS, which is headquartered in Hyderabad, to far-off corners of the country as per the demands of their clients. SBL Group produces a family of automatic die cutting & creasing platen machines, namely, SBL-820, SBL-1050, SBL-1060, SBL-1150, SBL-1300; and SBL-820, 1050 & 1300 Series of automatic foil stamping & die-cutting platen machines as well as high-speed folding & gluing machines, such as, TS-550, TS-800/1000, TS-1100/1200/1350/1450 Series.

A long-view of SBL Group’s main plantAt drupa 2016, at Stall A64 in Hall 11, SBL Group is introducing new and upgraded SBL 1060 EFT and SBL- 1060 SEB automatic die cutting and foil stamping machines, alongside the showing of other existing models like SBL 820 EA (die cutter), SBL EFA (horse-stamping), upgraded TS 550 WSV (gluing & folding) machines, among others. “We have our overseas branch offices in the US and England wherefrom we cover various western countries; our presence in drupa 2016 this year will be an opportunity to meet our existing international customers and new ones as well,” remarks Hank.

With 47 years of post-press machine manufacturing experience, SBL Group has garnered a reputation of an Asian manufacturer at par with European counterparts like Germany and Switzerland. In 2010, the group invested US$16 million to expand its infrastructure and a new factory of 13,000 sq m was opened at Tucheng District for making only machine components, located at a few kilometers from its headquarters in New Taipei City. Now the total area of the group’s manufacturing plants is measured around 30,000 sq m. Certified with ISO-9100, ISO-9002, ISO-14001, CE and GS Standards, SBL Group has been tied up with Heidelberg to manufacture certain machines for the latter.

Golden Tec Machinery debuting at drupa 2016

If one is in pursuit of one of the most steadfast sheeting machine manufacturers in Taiwan, the search will come to an end at Golden Tec whose machines are popular, not only in the domestic market but in various overseas markets, including India, Bangladesh, Thailand, UAE, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Russia, South Korea and many European countries. “We will be participating in drupa this year for the first time. We will not be showing any machine physically, but will surely do in the next edition,” reveals Mick Lai of Golden Tec Machinery Co Ltd. Golden Tec can be found at Stall B63 in Hall 11B in drupa 2016. Major sheeting machines of Golden Tec can be classified broadly into two categories— single rotary knife and synchro twin-knife sheeters. The company’s TKSC 1400/1700 Series machines are high-precision sheeters, capable to cut paper, board, film and plastic.

Mick Lai, Muralidhar Nalli, Venugopal B and Steven Lai at Golden TechThese AC servo machines are designed to cut 300 m/min at the cut-off length range of 460-1370 mm with knife loading in 550 gsm/sq m. About the unique features of their machines, Mick explains that the Golden Tec sheeters are operator-friendly, can be set quickly, cut-offs are accurate and they stack smoothly. Since Golden Tec’s inception in the year 2000, founded by Steven Lai, the company has so far catered more than 200 machines to more than 20 countries. One of the major clients of Golden Tec in the domestic market is Formosa Paper Co Ltd, which has installed 11 paper sheeting machines over a decade’s time and the 12th machine is now set to install in the facility of this leading Taiwanese paper supplier.

“We are happy to be the partner of such a big paper company of the country. Our oldest machines are still running without any wear and tear in the facilities of Formosa,” mentions Mick, gesturing pride for the competencies of the Golden Tec machines.

TGS India lending helping hands

Some of the leading Taiwanese post-press machine manufacturers, which have not booked berths to drupa 2016, will however mark their presence in the mega trade show through TGS India. Of course, TGS India will promote its partners, Datien and Fulontek.

Computerised Datien paper cutting machine (Guillotine) is an internationally acclaimed paper cutter with twin arms for slicing papers in varied widths ranging from 115 cm to 300 cm; meanwhile, Fulontek FL-500 is a multi-function finishing machine, which has complete features including die-cutting, kiss-cutting, creasing, perforating, blind and foil embossing, hot foil stamping and others. “Applications of FL-500 include greeting cards, invitations and the like. This machine can enhance the digitally printed graphics at the speed of 6000 sheets/hr,” explains Paul Yang of Fulontek Enterprise Co Ltd.

“At drupa 2016, we will also be promoting a Taiwanese embossing machine manufacturer,” says Muralidhar Nalli, adding, “Their embossers are patented products available in two models. These machines emboss by heating process as patterns are transferred by steel plates, saving consumables, and capable to emboss on any type of paper or plastic materials.” Further, talking about some added advantages of the machines, Muralidhar Nalli explains that the cooling system on the surface of pressure roll in the embossers can make embossing patterns on the same level, thus compatible the process even on plastic materials.

Top High Image Corp, another partner of TGS India, is now getting prepared to hit the route to India. The company is a well-known Taiwanese thermal CtP plate manufacturer, whose products are popular in various overseas markets, with India to be included in the clientele sooner than later. Alan Hou, VPBusiness Development, High Top Image Corp, remarks that they are very confident about success in the Indian market, as they trust the way TGS India deals in Taiwanese machineries. Top High Image Corp sells around 10 million sq m of thermal plates per annum worldwide. Muralidhar Nalli says TGS India at drupa 2016 will be promoting the Taiwanese products, which they are dealing Mick Lai, Muralidhar Nalli, Venugopal B and with, primarily among the Indian visitors.

Here are a few more products/technologies/ services on offer at drupa 2016

Heidelberg presents digitised
future (Hall 1, stand C)

Heidelberg will be presenting the industry’s digitised future under the motto “Simply Smart” at drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf. In an industry environment that is still changing rapidly, print shops need to continuously improve their efficiency and respond to the global demands of end customers in ever faster and more flexible ways. It is important when doing so to shape the digitization of their own business model and involve print buyers in this process.

The new Primefire 106 digital printing system from Heidelberg will have its world premiere at the show. The company has joined forces with its Japanese partner Fujifilm to develop a new portfolio for industrial digital printing in less than two years. Following the presentation at drupa, the sales launch is scheduled for 2017. “Integrated print shops fare better in a difficult market environment. Automation is the key to remaining competitive in the printing sector. The digitised value chain will be indispensable for most printing companies simply to remain fit for the future,” said Stephan Plenz, member of the management board responsible for Heidelberg Equipment.

The basis for this is an integrated software platform enabling a continuous flow of data – from job acceptance to the machines and on to order processing. Heidelberg has combined its entire portfolio in the Prinect print and media workflow. In conjunction with a completely new control system design and concept for sheetfed offset presses, an increasing number of steps for automatic pressroom operation are making their way into the printing systems.

With the new Speedmaster generation from Heidelberg, the reality of an autonomous pressroom is getting ever closer, which makes customers far more productive and profitable. “In the Smart Print Shop of the future, we will be demonstrating that Heidelberg is more than the sum of its machines. The benchmark will no longer be the break-even point for individual systems, but the performance of our customers’ entire value chain. We offer solutions for everything – from completely new business innovations to highly efficient overall processes,” stressed Plenz.

The collaboration between Heidelberg and its customers will also change significantly in the digital age. The company is working on a new cloud-based service platform that covers the entire Heidelberg service portfolio and makes it easily accessible. This platform is based on the Remote Service network operated by Heidelberg, which links over 10,000 machines and a further 15,000 software products to the Heidelberg service portfolio. Associated services such as Remote Monitoring and Performance Plus are provided on this platform and help customers with press availability, but also with improving their overall productivity. The large number of machines in the network is key to the quality of the individual service products and productivity recommendations.

Customers gain access to the service platform via a customer portal that includes various apps. All the information, support, and contacts customers require from Heidelberg are to hand – from an overview of their installed equipment and available updates to fault messages and self-help tools.

“In the digitised world of the future, customers will have all the information they need to optimise their company’s operations at a glance. We also offer our customers concrete solutions to maximise machine availability, increase their overall productivity, and obtain very easy access to consumables tested by Heidelberg,” said Harald Weimer, member of the management board responsible for Heidelberg Services.

Heidelberg already generates nearly 50 percent of its sales with service and consumables and is continuously expanding its service portfolio. Postpress plays an important role in the value chain in print production. On the one hand because it’s where the final product is produced, and on the other hand because the machines are intended to be integrated into an overall workflow and timed in such a way as to achieve optimum overall productivity. The top priority for commercial printers is maximum productivity, while for packaging printers it is quality coupled with reliable and fault-free production. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has the right solutions for all these requirements.

“We have consistently enhanced our postpress range in order to optimise the entire production process, and will be showcasing new machines for both commercial and packaging printers at drupa 2016 which will help our customers to be successful and competitive in their production”, explains Harald Weimer, member of the management board responsible for the Heidelberg sales and services segment and in charge of the Postpress Division.

Flint Group marks its position as
global leader in print consumables
at drupa 2016 (Hall 3/B53)

Building on drupa’s vision, Flint Group will demonstrate its “One Team, One Future, One Flint Group” concept with a vast range of inks, coatings, pressroom chemicals, flexographic plates and equipment, mounting sleeves, printing blankets and print services and solutions. And now, with the establishment of the Digital Printing Solutions Division, Flint Group’s presence at drupa will be bigger and more visible than ever before.

Flint Group will have three distinct spaces at the exhibition: Hall 3 in the south of the fairground will be home to a small Flint Group information booth, which is situated in the heart of the ink and print consumables suppliers’ area. Ideally positioned to catch passing visitors looking for alternative print consumable partners as well as a meeting hub for existing customers and dealers.

Hall 8b in the northern sector of the show will house a 245m2 Flint Group prepress stand. This stand will be shared between the Flint Group Flexographic Products Division and Thermoflex, who joined them with Xeikon, and is part of the new Digital Printing Solutions Division. With this joint booth the commonalities in the prepress area will be presented to the visitors.

Hall 8a is the location of its main 1,200m2 stand. Joint branding of Flint Group and Xeikon will clearly highlight the exciting pairing of Flint Group and Xeikon, the leading digital solutions provider.

These three showcases in three different halls, announce the leadership position Flint Group now has in the print industry, globally. In addition to the official stands, Flint Group will of course have their very popular Schrebergarten, open from 4pm until 9pm each day of the fair, excluding 10th June.

Xaar to announce major
new technology platform
at drupa (Hall 6/C05)

Xaar, the leader in industrial inkjet technology, will present its range of premium inkjet printheads and products, announce a number of exciting new developments and launch a new Thin Film silicon MEMS technology platform at drupa (Hall 6 Stand C05). Xaar will highlight the Xaar Print Bar System, the Xaar 501 printhead, the new Xaar 1003 printhead (launched March 2016) and more.

The Xaar 1003 family of printheads, which incorporates Xaar’s unrivalled TF Technology, is the latest generation of the trusted Xaar 100x series of printheads. It sets a new benchmark for industrial inkjet printing and achieves the longest maintenance-free production runs in the industry. With its all-round superior performance, high productivity and versatility, the new Xaar 1003 builds on the market-leading Xaar 1002 and its predecessor, the original and ground-breaking Xaar 1001.

The Xaar Print Bar System adds single-pass inkjet capability to analogue web presses. Launched at Labelexpo last year, the Xaar Print Bar System allows users to take advantage of the benefits of digital printing easily and economically to deliver more creativity to their customers. This is a versatile, easy-to-configure solution ideal for personalised, variable data, special effects and short-run printing for a range of applications, including labels and packaging, and saves the considerable cost and time associated with analogue production methods. The feature-rich Xaar 501 printhead delivers excellent reliability, high production up-time and exceptional print quality. It incorporates the unique PrecisionPlus architecture which optimises the printhead actuator performance to give more uniform drop formation across the print swathe and, therefore, exceptional print quality. For added reliability, particularly key for harsh environments, users can benefit from Xaar’s TF Technology.

Goss to highlight the value
of partnerships at drupa
2016 (Hall 15/D51)

Goss International will be demonstrating its visionary approach to partnerships at drupa 2016 (Hall 15, stand D51), affirming that partnering with like-minded, market-leading suppliers and printers will be the key to future industry success. Under the theme ‘Achieving more together’ Goss will demonstrate how bringing complementary brands and solutions together is the most logical way to support Goss customers and prospects considering investments in new products and services.

The company will also be highlighting its unique commercial, newspaper and packaging press portfolio, for which these partnerships also provide great value and added benefits for new and existing customers.

Goss’ commitment to product development and technological innovations that meet the needs of its customers, will be evident on the stand at drupa 2016. With spotlights on the many production, automation and quality benefits of Goss’ product portfolio, the company’s comprehensive product range will be showcased via interactive digital communications. Products h i g h l i g h t e d include the Goss Sunday Vpak press for highquality, shortrun packaging applications, the Magnum Compact press for short- to medium-run book, newspaper and semi-commercial applications, and Goss’ flexible, highly-productive M600 and Sunday commercial web presses In addition, Goss will demonstrate to visitors how its wide range of Lifetime Support Services can help its valued, existing customers remain competitive and maximise the productivity and efficiency of their Goss equipment.

The Goss booth will also highlight the latest Contiweb technologies. Contiweb is renowned for the supply of splicers and dryers to the world’s premier web offset printers. However, recent Contiweb developments for digital web printing in affiliation with HP will be of particular interest to drupa visitors. Examples from the Contiweb digital unwinder and rewinder series will be running on a number of booths at drupa 2016.

Also part of Contiweb technologies is JetWeb’s industry-leading finishing systems and VITSRotocut sheeting and specialised finishing components; both of which will be a focus on the Goss drupa stand.

Mohit Uberoi, CEO comments, “Goss has a long history of working in cooperation with different suppliers with the ultimate aim of really providing a solution that will enable our customer to thrive. When installing or enhancing our customers’ presses, or developing a hybrid solution that incorporates a variety of technologies, we work with other industry leaders for color control, ink, dampening, blanket washers, chilling, CTP and customer MIS interfaces. We embrace partnering with these manufacturers so that our customers can maintain their existing supplier relationships and get the best possible solution for their print facility.

High-speed rotary sheet-fed
& variable web-fed converting
technology from Schober
technologies (Hall 11/C06)

With the RSM-DIGI-VARICUT, Schober technologies has developed a new generation of hybrid drive technology especially designed for digitally printed flexible packaging materials which combines continuous and vector rotary die cutting technology in re-registration mode, thus a wide range of formats can be processed with a single tool. In fully modular design, the RSMDIGI- VARICUT is designed to convert web width up to 770 mm, and with repeat or format length of up to 1220 mm.

The standard configuration of the RSM-DIGIVARICUT includes a high speed programmable robot-automated stacking and counting system (Spider) which combines extreme acceleration, velocity and precision at continuous web speed of up to 50 m/min.

Second machine on display will be the redesigned SL106-SHEETLINE (rotary sheet-fed converting machine) for the production of IML and folding boxes. The SL106 is equipped with a high-speed belt stream feeder combined with a well proven suction head technology, a heavy duty die cutting station as well as a robotautomated stacking, counting and piling system. Additional technologies to be highlighted at the show include die cutting, sealing/embossing, punching, cut & place, scoring/grooving, gluing/ bonding, cutting, collating and product delivery. A large selection of our consumable inventory such as round, square and profile punches and dies, crimp punches and dies, circular knives, perforating and cutting wheels and blades, quick change clamping bars will also be shown on the booth.

Scodix unlocks new enhancement
and profit-generating
opportunities for the folding
carton market (Hall 4/D60)

Making its debut at drupa 2016, the Scodix E106 is a digital press delivering enhancement solutions for printers in the packaging sector. Offered in a B1 (1060mm x 760mm) format and enabling ultra-fast production (up to 4,000 sph) the press makes medium to short run lengths viable that were previously unachievable. This unique combination of features, exclusive to Scodix technology, provides clear benefits for folding carton printers and converters to differentiate their offering and boost profit margins.

“We expect the Scodix E106 to be highly disruptive in the packaging sector. Despite not being officially launched, we have already taken eight press orders from prospective customers – many claiming that this was the kind of unique capability they urgently needed,” states Roy Porat, CEO at Scodix,

Landa to unveil ultra-fast, meterwide
webfed nanographic printing
press for flexible packaging

Landa will unveil its new Landa W10 Nanographic Printing Press for flexible packaging at drupa 2016. The meter-wide (41 in.), high-speed web press prints up to 8 colors at 200 meters per minute (656 ft./min) on plastic packaging films, paper, carton board and aluminum foil.

“Fourteen years of nanotechnology research has enabled us to make tremendous breakthroughs in the quality, speed and cost of printing for flexible packaging. The Landa W10 Nanographic Printing Press produces gravure quality printing - at production speeds - on a broad range of substrates from plastic packaging films to metal foils, from paper to carton. Finally, there is a solution that meets the needs of the flexible packaging industry for affordable short-tomedium run lengths of highest gravure-quality packaging materials - with flexo-competitive costs and productivity,” says Benny Landa, chairman of the Landa Group. “We expect visitors to our stand at drupa to be completely blown away by the amazing performance of this this press - for which we will be taking orders at drupa.”

Landa will double the size of its drupa 2016 stand to 3,000 m2 and will conduct live demonstrations of all of its products, including the Landa W10 web press. In addition, the Company will be showing its lineup of sheetfed Nanographic Printing Presses, including the Landa S10 for folding carton and POP and the Landa S10P perfecting press for commercial printing. Landa will also be unveiling its newest technology, Nano- Metallography, a zero-waste metallisation process that will halve the cost of metallised printing. Landa will hold theater presentations five times a day for the entire duration of the exhibition. Reservations for the theater presentation can be requested in advance at drupa, or, subject to availability, may be booked at kiosks on the Landa stand (Hall 9) during the exhibition.

Komori to focus on ‘Open
New Pages’ (Hall 08/A65)

First of all, Komori’s main theme at drupa 2016 will be “Open New Pages,” a continuation from IGAS 2015. “We will propose new business models by connecting customers with Komori, linking offset with digital, and connecting the management factors related to printing plant production and quality. For this purpose, “Connected Print” will be our subtheme.

We will convert the achievements of the structural transformation and business model innovation in sales activities shown at IGAS into solutions and ideas for customers to Open New Pages and show them at drupa,” tells Satoshi Mochida, representative director, president and COO, Komori Corporation. Second, in digital printing systems, drupa will begin regular sales of the Impremia IS29, their inkjet UV printing system, jointly developed with Konica Minolta.

Third, they will release the new Lithrone G29 29-inch offset printing press. The design has been renovated, and the press has been reborn as a high-end machine meeting the printing needs of increasingly advanced and complex markets. In the future, this base machine will be developed into a system with productivity surpassing digital printing systems. Also, the Lithrone GX40RP equipped with the latest technologies will show the ultimate short makeready using parallel control and high productivity of 18,000 sph printing, while the Lithrone GX40 with coater will demonstrate new printing control and a highprecision print inspection system that enable high-speed package printing. All offset presses will be equipped with the H-UV innovative curing system and demonstrated using K-Supply H-UV ink.

Fourth, they will exhibit the Apressia CT137 cutter as a part of their PESP business. “We will demonstrate cutting of printed sheets that have been cured by the H-UV system and finishing as final products. Further, we will propose Komori ICT (Information Communications Technology) Solutions, a powerful tool supporting the visualisation and automation of processes, labor saving, and productivity enhancement,” he said.

Look to the future with
Muller Martini (Hall 2/A49)

Hybrid print products are the future. That is why Muller Martini, in line with the buzzword of Finishing 4.0, will demonstrate live at its drupa booth in Hall 2 how variable magazines and books are produced using a fully connected, highly automated machine line-up consisting of sheet-fed offset, web offset and digital printing elements.

Offset and digital printing of magazines and books is one thing, the efficient print finishing of hybrid products is another. With its key drupa topic of Finishing 4.0, Muller Martini will demonstrate in Düsseldorf how signatures from both printing methods can be processed according to a smart workflow on a dayto- day basis. Hundreds of copies of over 20 different print products will be produced live each day using no fewer than nine connected systems to demonstrate the concepts of smart automation and touchless workflow. To enable hybrid products, the print finishing systems must naturally be digital ready. Muller Martini systems have met that requirement for many years. Numerous further developments and new developments will be presented at drupa in all segments (saddle stitchers, perfect binders, thread sewing machines and booklines), such as a brand-new solution for the three-sided trimming of softcover books in ultra-short runs. That will underline Muller Martini’s position as a market leader and innovation leader, and provide visitors to the booth with a glimpse of the future of print finishing.

The complex hybrid products at the Muller Martini booth will include a bilingual “in-flight magazine”, which will be produced sequentially in sets of four copies, with varying page counts, in A4 size using the Presto II Digital saddle stitcher. Since hybrid products are not limited to saddle stitching and are gaining in importance in the softcover segment – especially when it comes to high-quality customised business reports and school materials in the B2B segment – Muller Martini will also present the relevant perfect binding solutions. For instance, a digitally printed book block will be produced using the SigmaLine and fed using the book block feeder to the Alegro perfect binder, which will be showcased in a new digital version at drupa. The hybrid softcover product will be finished with offset signatures that are fed via the gathering machine.

Muller Martini will also be represented at the drupa booths of two digital printing press manufacturers. Two identically configured Presto II Digital saddle stitchers, each with an unwinding system, cross cutting unit (both from Hunkeler) and pocket fold unit (from Heidelberg), will be used at the booths of the Muller Martini partners Canon Océ and Xerox to stitch several of their trade fair products live.

The US company DS Graphics, a Muller Martini customer, which specialises in Variable Data Print (VDP) and uses a Primera Digital saddle stitcher for that purpose, is proof that customised and personalised magazines, brochures and catalogs result in a win-win situation. “The publishers save money because they can save distribution losses by using targeted print products, the end customers save time because they only receive products that they are genuinely interested in, and it’s an attractive business model for our company,” says DS Graphics President and CEO Jeff Pallis.

CMC ‘boxed’ plans for drupa
2016 (Hall 3/A33)

CMC, the provider of industrial paper wrapping, envelop inserting, film wrapping, packaging and parcel storing technologies, will present its latest technovations along with its Partner XPROMA. Team VINSAK will be at drupa, where they will showcase dazzling new award winning technology of CMC, where visitors will experience a unique journey of the solutions that inspire them to be cost-effective, more efficient and improve their operations.

The highlights include the multiple Innovation Award winning, fully automatic CMC shipping and payment solution “CartonWrap” for up to 1,000 packages / hr, which provides shippers and fulfilment providers to strategic and scalable handling and price advantage in ecommerce.

The CMC CartonWrap 1000, a unique box on demand solution is capable to wrap orders of single and multiple products using corrugate fed from a fanfold stack. Orders are scanned to create the exact dimension box required, eliminating the void in the carton and the need to add additional filler materials. The order is automatically placed in the carton, the carton is sealed and the shipping label is automatically printed and applied to the parcel.

Also on display would be the CMC 400 Evolution Envelope Inserting System, the single system for all formats. The optimised design allows a maximum rate of up to 25,000 envelopes per hour. Quick changeover allows C5, C6 and C4 (flats) formats to be processed with filled envelope thickness to 12 mm.

On the other hand in Hall 12, Stand B53, visitor can explore the CartonWrap technology that can transform the fulfillment process of e-commerce industry, B2B & B2C providers. Immerse yourself in the completely new designe form of advertising era “Packvertising“, that combines CartonWrap and digital printing to create opportunities, to produce personalised and customised messages on parcels that will truly capture consumer’s attention. In the growing segment of personalised packaging, Packvertising is an ideal way for ecommerce merchants to increase the value of the shipping carton beyond just a “box and a shipping label”. Add holiday and birthday themed greetings, use QR codes to direct recipient to additional or complimentary offers, provide branding opportunities. When combined with the award winning CartonWrap technology the result is a parcel that is not only right-sized, environmentally friendly, but also can carry a full color personalised message to the consumer from the minute it is received. CMC is represented in India by Vinsak.

Indian player Syntron to display for
the first time at drupa (Hall 3/B41)

“drupa 2016 starts for us just at the right time. It is a perfect platform for us to a broad, global audience and introduce SYNTRON to the industry. We want to intimate to the industry, that besides the current market status and supply contracts, there is a second qualitatively homogeneous, but mostly less expensive supply chain,” says Shrenik M Trivedi, CEO of Syntron Industries Pvt Ltd, a leading Indian manufacturer of high quality water based flexographic inks, pigment preparations, paper dyes (paper colorants) and other auxiliaries for paper and paper converting industry.

Syntron is active in the development of water based printing inks for non-absorbent surface like plastic and aluminum foils for some time past. It is the first time for Syntron experts to be around in the broadest audience for technical and advanc ed discussions at this big event in the printing industry. Syntron is hoping for a lot of new valuable partnerships,” adds Rushay S Trivedi, managing director of Syntron Industries Pvt Ltd. For more than 35 years Syntron is a term for quality in the world of paper stationery and paper products, setting standards, which are supposed to be set in the paper converting world as well.

Line O Matic exercise notebook
machinery @drupa (Hall 11/B3)

Line O Matic Graphic Industries, pioneer and trend-setter in exercise notebook machinery and other paper converting machinery segment, is participating in drupa 2016 with 363 sq m to showcase its latest fully automatic exercise book machine – Bolt RB104.

Bolt RB104 is a revolutionary product having a speed of 400 meters/minute & converting strokes of 60 cycles/minute to make staple pin type exercise notebooks from paper reel. Major benefits of the new Bolt RB104 include higher efficiency, increased productivity and reliability, higher quality output and more effective, operatorfriendly control systems. Line O Matic has been rewarded by exercise notebook and paper converting society in around 50 countries, with more than 2000 + installations across the globe.

CITO at drupa (Hall 10/E59)

CITO sets benchmarks and is your innovative and competent partner in all matters concerning print and paper processing. New products on offer will include CITO Cushion Crease for use with flat-bed and rotary dies. The self-adhesive version with EasyFix offers unbeatable advantages especially when using rotary dies. Also on display will be CITO ULTIMATE creasing system, developed using advanced hightech materials – ideal for the most stringent demands and offering ultimate reliability. CITO is represented in India by Capital Graphic Supplies.

Hunkeler innovative solutions
@ drupa (Hall 8a/C20)

Where do you find Hunkeler? Almost everywhere. In addition to their main booth C20 in Hall 8a, you can find their “Excellence in Paper Processing” in different exhibition halls with more than 20 solutions. There will be numerous updates and innovations from Hunkeler, which include: Flexible, high performance Book-on-demand solution; Dynamic book block feeding for various perfect binders; Highly dynamic Newspaper and glued booklet production with Folder Collator FC7; Web inspection and tracking with “huncontrol”; Laser cutting/engraving for security applications with Hunkeler finishing; Highly dynamic perforating and punching with new DP8 module; and High performance direct mail application. Hunkeler is represented in India by Capital Graphic Supplies.

Steinemann Technology AG
(Hall 1/B18)

Operating under the name Steinemann Technology AG, the Mechanical Engineering business unit of the Stürm Group (www. offers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative sanding systems for customers in the panel industry, as well as varnishing and laminating machines for print finishing around the world. In these exciting markets, the technology leader offers its customers technically and economically ground-breaking systems, solutions and services – from innovative machines for maximum productivity, all the way to dependable maintenance and spare parts services, as well as high-quality consumables. The company is represented in India by SRK Technologies, which also represents Shanghai Yoco, China (Die-cutter, Foil stamping, Folder Gluer, Corrugated folder gluer etc); MTM, China (Lamination, PUR, Water base, Thermal); Albo system AB, Sweden (Pile turners); Gockel GmbH, Germany (Knife grinding machine); and Paperplast, Italy (PUR Lamination machine

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