As reported by PrintWeek India over the last couple of months, Parksons has been sealing deals with manufacturers and suppliers to build a robust packaging arsenal for its Sri City plant, which will enable Parksons’ foray into South India.
The Wen Chyuan deal comes after this PrintWeek India Packaging Converter (General) of the Year 2015 invested in two Heidelberg CX 102 multicolour presses and two packaging machines Bobst die-cutters and a folder-gluer at Drupa and a Komori GX 40 seven-colour plus coater press post-Drupa.
Speaking to PrintWeek India, Muralidhar Nalli, director, TGS, said, “The lamination machines will be modified to suit Parksons’ size requirements. The standard KYE-108DRK handles sheet size of 910x1080mm, however, for Parksons, we will tweak the machine to handle a square sheet size of 1080x1080mm. This will enable the operators to feed the sheets from any desired size and the lamination errors caused due to incorrect grain direction can be immediately rectified just by changing the feeding direction.”
The KYE-108DRK laminators are specially designed for water-based adhesive lamination keeping in mind the environment-friendly aspects of the operation, however, it’s a dual purpose machine that can handle thermal lamination, too, said Emma Lin, sales director, Wen Chyuan Machinery.
Lin added, “The USP of the machine is its knives. It is equipped with disc knife, snapping system for BOPP films and a flying knife for laminates. The customers can use any of these knives depending on the suitability for the job.”
Parksons’ Sri City plant, to be built on a 10-acre plot with an initial outlay of Rs 70-crore, is supposed to be commissioned in October 2016.