Comprehensive range of overwrap films from Cosmos

A global leader in films for packaging, labeling and lamination applications – Cosmo Films – now offers a comprehensive range of overwrap films which include high shrink tight wrap, medium shrink, general overwrap and cable overwrap films.

The overwrap films offered are untreated both side heat sealable BOPP based films which not only offer protection to products packed inside due to their moisture barrier property but also enhance the pack optics because of their transparency, clarity and wrinkle free appearance. The high shrink tight wrap films offer shrinkage values in range of 9-11% and are meant for individual cigarette packs. Medium shrink films offer shrinkage in range of 4-6% and are suitable for bundling individual cartons. General overwrap films are used for general purpose printing, pouching & packaging of snacks, bakery products; IV fluids overwraps, textile & hosiery overwraps etc. Cable insulation overwrap films offer excellent moisture barrier and protection from grease, oil and dust.

The films are capable of running at high speed wrapping machines. For instance, tight wrap films enable seamless application at 350 to 380 packets per minute. They also offer excellent hot slip properties, high stiffness and good machinability.

Commenting on the development, Kapil Anand, head-label films exports, Cosmo Films said, “Though we mostly cater to food & beverage industry through our range of products, we are now glad to be offering products for tobacco industry as well. Apart from the primary benefit of moisture barrier, high shrink film’s shrink ability enables tight wrapping of the cigarette packs that comes in handy for their easy dispensing from the vending machines.”

Pack Print International 2017 continues stellar performance!

Record success with biggest turn-out of 17,452 trade visitors from 59 countries, 300 leading exhibitors from 25 countries, and concurrent conferences, seminars and forum attracted over 800 attendees.

Pack Print International – the 6th International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, welcomed a record-breaking 17,452 visitors from 59 countries this year from a wide range of end-user industries. With 300 exhibitors from 25 countries and national groups from Germany, Taiwan, China, Thailand, and for the first time, Singapore, the bustling show floor included brand names from around the world as well as some of the best local players, all bringing to the forefront the future ready theme of packaging and printing 4.0.

Achieving a 20% increase in visitor attendance over the 2015 edition, the strong turn-out by international visiting delegations from China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Taiwan, and Vietnam as well as visits from 48 local printing and packaging groups proved Pack Print International’s relevance and appeal as a must-visit sourcing event for machine distributors, packaging and printing service providers, licensing manufacturers and finished goods producers. This year’s visitor profile ranges from retail, creative agencies, labelling and corrugated packaging to various application sectors including cosmetics, food and beverage production, pharmaceuticals and multinational FMCG brands such as CP Intertrade, Merck, Siam Winery, Oishi, Dole, Reckitt Benckiser, Dutchmill, Friesland Campina, Ichitan, Malee, Taokaenoi, Osotspa, Monde Nissin, Nestle, Kao, Boncafé, among others.

Deals sealed…Pack Print International 2017 registered successful machine and equipment sales onsite with companies such as Fujifilm, HP, BPS United, Cyber SM, Wanjin Trading, Guangzhou Yue An Import & Export, Sansin securing business deals at the exhibition. In particular, HP Inc., announced the sealing of six new deals in Thailand across its Indigo and Latex range, including the installations of the first 2 units of Indigo 20000 and 1 unit of Latex 3600 in Southeast Asia.

For Sansin Printing Machine Material (Thailand) who has been exhibiting at Pack Print International since it started in 2007, according to president, Qi Xiaoyun, the exhibition’s world-class class planning and programmes - has led Sansin to - participate in every edition. “In this edition, we sold 30 machines and we are happy to meet with old clients and have also welcomed new visitors from Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore.”

For first-time exhibitor, Pressio Asia, business development manager, Kenta Kanamori, the exhibition was an ideal showcase for their products. “We received interested buyers and understood their requirements and requests better in a face-to-face setting. Joining the exhibition also provided us the opening to establish new working relations and collaborations with customers and distributors from the region. I look forward to increasing this reach at the next edition,” he said.

Knowledge-sharing forum… The four-day trade exhibition included insightful market information and trending developments in the packaging and printing industries via concurrent conferences, seminars and forums attended by over 800 industry professionals and specialists. Led by field experts from international and local industry organizations, these knowledge-sharing sessions, included the Save Food Conference, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and paved the way for attendees to learn, network, gain industry insights and engage in topical discussions.

What’s next? A tripartite collaboration between The Thai Packaging Association, The Thai Printing Association and Messe Düsseldorf Asia, the exhibition closed last month in Bangkok, also included the signing of an extended Partnership Agreement between the three parties, which marks continued cooperation and enhanced editions of Pack Print International.

Schobertechnologies offers RSM770-DIGIVARICUT

The development and production of the first Schober rotary die cutting and stacking machines for the production of in-mould labels goes back to 1990 and since then, more than 60 RSM machines have been installed in over 30 countries all around the world. It is now recognized as the most advanced and efficient machine for the production of IML on the market. The web fed VARICUT technology by Schobertechnologies, designed for image sizes of 410 x 820 was introduced to the market during Labelexpo 2015. Meanwhile, a big step has been made in the development and design towards the wide web converting technology. Consequently, the machine portfolio has been extended, after the RSM410-VARICUT and the RSM520-VARICUT, now with the RSM770-DIGI-VARICUT. All of them with a format variability range within 200 mm.

With the RSM770-DIGI-VARICUT, Schobertechnologies 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 or magnetic cylinder.

With a fully modular design, the RSM770-DIGI-VARICUT is designed to convert webs up to 770 mm width to suit image sizes of 740 x 1100 mm. The handling and stacking of difficult products became much easier, thanks to automation and robotisation: The standard configuration of the RSM770-DIGI-VARICUT includes a high speed, programmable robot-automated stacking and counting system (“Spider”) which combines extreme acceleration, velocity and precision at a continuous web speed of up to 50 m/min.

Specific options:

Stations for micro perforations as well as injection hole die cutting and waste extraction are also available options.

Nested configuration to maximise the use of materials:

The equipment is designed to stack different types of products combined within the same printing image. These can be heavily nested or can be a combination of very large/long and small products. Universal fast interchangeable pick-up plates take up products at synchronized high speed and stack them non-stop into a dual piling cassette system.

Inspection systems:

A 100% product quality control system with defective product discharge is a further option. Due to its advanced design, the newly designed high performance RSM770-DIGI-VARICUT is able to meet the specific demands of the market and new business challenges. Short set-up times with minimum waste and cost-effective cutting technology with maximum lifetime due to micrometric die wear compensation adjustment are additional significant benefits of this converting technology.

Skanem Interlabels enhance their digital printing business with HP Indigo digital press

HP Inc India has installed the HP Indigo WS6800 digital press at Skanem Interlabels in Mumbai. Skanem Interlabels is one of India’s leading labeling solution providers and leader in self-adhesive labels. This would be Skanem Interlabels’ second Indigo press installation from HP Inc. India that will enable them to offer unparalleled and complete digital labeling solutions to their clients.

With the latest HP Indigo WS6800 installation, Skanem Interlabels is all set to not only tap the growing 73 billion dollars market but also double their capacity and offer faster service to their customer with latest features that will help them in saving on their operational cost, thereby increasing profitability for their company. The HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press delivers high productivity, wide versatility, and intelligent color automation which will enable Skanem Interlabels to cater to the self-adhesive labels and also deliver innovative printing solutions to both its global and domestic clients as well.

Speaking on the continued business association with Skanem Interlabels, A Appadurai, country manager, Indigo and Inkjet Web Press, Graphics Solutions Business, HP Inc. India said, “Skanem Interlabels has been one of our most valued partners since 2011 and is known to provide state-of-the-art labelling solutions to their customers across the country. To help them further their growth, we partnered with them to provide our best-in-class HP Indigo WS6800. With its capability for printing variety of labeling and packaging applications, high productivity through higher speed and in line priming units and accurate color management through the inline spectrophotometer, HP Indigo WS6800 will help Skanem Interlabels in catering to challenging requirements of their end customers.”

While, H Venkataraman, managing director, Skanem Interlabels, added, “We have been using HP Indigo WS4500 since 2011 which has been instrumental in helping build Skanem a successful digital business in India. We are sure that the HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press will help us in expanding our digital press capacity to meet our clients demand for consistent high-quality prints for their respective brand campaigns. HP Indigo digital press will help us in addressing newer market segments by offering newer solution to our customer and this will help us in expanding our customer base as well.”

The HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press delivers high productivity by producing up to 30 meters per minute in four colour. The press is a unique solution allowing converters to produce any narrow-format label, flexible packaging, sleeve, IML, wrap-around labels or folding cartons job, with easy and quick changeovers. It supports 12 to 450 micron materials, including standard substrates with in-line priming. The digital press also offers high resolution printing using HP Indigo ElectroInk with minute ink particles, delivers crisp line work, attractive images and smooth vignettes with a very thin ink layer that gives uniform gloss between the ink and substrate.

Harveen Sahni of Weldon honoured

At the recently concluded LMAI labels conference at Agra, Harveer Sahni, chairman, Weldon Celloplast Ltd was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award in support to the Indian label industry.

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