Drupa Preview: Indian exhibitors set targets for Drupa

Products from India are scoring. In the second part, Tanvi Parekh previews ten of the exhibitors.

17 Apr 2012 | By Tanvi Parekh

Hall 6, Stall E 80 – 1 & 2
Despite volatile market conditions, Manugraph says that it has maintained growth while launching unique products suitable to the customer’s requirement. Manugraph will occupy 241 sq/mtrs space and will showcase the M360 tower of 36,000 cph and Hiline Express tower of 50,000 cph which are solutions to the current and emerging print requirements. Both kit will be displayed in static condition. According to Manugraph, the Hiline Express is a “sophisticated product in the range of 4-page rotary Presses”, suitable for high-class quality printing of newspapers and semi-commercial products at an economic cost. Manugraph will focus on Hiline’s commercial type of ink train technology : a 10-roller ink train with 3 ink forme rollers of differing diameters and 3 water-cooled oscillators, complemented by a zone-wise controllable Spray Dampening system. And with UV or heatset package installed, Hiline Express is a machine to watch for at Manugraph’s stand. M360, is the latest addition to the Manugraph stable, originally designed by MDGM, USA. With a maximum speed up to 36,000 cph and an excellent price performance ratio, Manugraph says, M360 meets the printing requirements of small and medium circulation newspapers and semi-commercial printers alike.

Hall 10, Booth D41
BST Sayona specialises in web inspections and web guiding systems for printing, packaging and plastic industries. During the show, BST will unveil quality assurance systems –QCenter and QCenter.Spectral; these two developments will set new standards in the production quality control on web printing. QCenter. Spectral provides solution for the ever growing need of the industry to obtain both reliable inline and offline data on specified colours over the entire print production. Due to the close development partnership between BST and X-Rite the results of inline measurement and measurement with stationary handhelds are comparable for the first time. “This will set a new industrial standard for colour quality control and workflow simplification,” says the company.
Contact: Tappan Patel

Chemline India

Stand: 3, Stall D-91
After making a successful debut at Drupa in 2008, Chemline will yet again focus on its range of adhesive and varnishes for printing and labelling, flexible packaging and book binding industry. At Drupa 2012, Chemline will display dispersion adhesives, hot melts, hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives, gelatine glues, solvent based adhesive and PU adhesive. “Drupa has helped us take our business to new heights. It was an ideal exposure for us. It was an opportunity to come face-to-face with global companies and customers with interest in our products,” says Ravindra Goel, managing director of Chemline. According to Goel,what provides Chemline edge over other brands is the customised solutions it can offer to its customers. “The product is ready-to-use and is compatible with various machines and is hassle free. Cost is the other factor.”

Chemline will also be making a splash at Drupa by announcing its intention to go global by setting up production facilities in other parts of the world, to make the product available to its customers in short span of time. “It is our aim to be the market leader in India as well as a dominant international player for its high class adhesives, coatings and other packaging related material,” says Goel. As Indian printers, move up to the super-competive market, the biggest challenge they face is consistency in delivering the best result which meet high standards compared to any European printers. “We finally believe that the Indian printing industry is meeting the expectations,” confides Goel.
Contact: Ravindra Goel

Cosmo Films
Hall 03 / F16
A pioneer manufacturer of BOPP films in India, Cosmo has expanded to become a global manufacturer and supplier of BOPP and thermal laminating films. Established in 1981, the firm has established branches in India, Netherlands, Korea, Japan, UAE, Singapore and USA. At Drupa, Cosmo will display its vast range of films including BOPP film: packaging, label, over wrap, pressure sensitive tape, textile over wrap, coated and specialty grade films and synthetic paper. In its range of thermal and wet laminating films, the firm has on display velvet touch, scuff resistant matte, silky matte, high gloss, linen, sand, silver, gold, holographic, lay flat and Enviro films for graphic arts industry. The current portfolio of the company extends to ten extrusion coating lines, seven BOPP lines, two metallisers and a lacquer coating line. Cosmo’s export range of products include OPP, PET, nylon and acetate-based thermal laminating films for graphic arts industry.
Contact: Pradeep Musalkar

Ecoaxis Systems
Hall 16 / A09
Pune-based EcoAxis Systems is a leading developer of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication technology platform for control and remote monitoring of industrial plants and equipment. The EcoAxis platform provides end-users enhanced operational productivity, improved performance of equipment, reduced equipment life cycle cost and greater energy efficiency, claims the company.
At Drupa 2012, the firm will showcase two models of Alygn register control system: Alygn-
Roto Pro and Alygn-Roto. The system maintains colour registration for gravure and in-line flexo printing and provides online and offline information related to the print registration and the printing process.
Additionally, Superaxis, the firm’s remote performance management solution (RPMS) will be on display. The solution monitors equipment and plants, energy, and environment. The Superaxis framework enables data acquisition from the plant/ equipment control system, or directly from the sensors, data logging, and transmission to a local/ remote server. The software suite consists of a number of modules which enable remote monitoring.
Contact: +91-20 27 29 36 46

India Metamation Software
Hall 07a / E12
Metamation, the software arm of Proteck Machinery is headquartered in Chennai. The previous Drupa marked the launch of Metamation Graphic Art software and IMP software’s alpha version at the Drupa Innovation Park. This Drupa year, the company has on display graphic art software solutions like IMP PRO, which is capable of automated planning and imposition software for bookwork, ganging and commercial printing and IMP PACK, an automated planning, nesting, interlocking, ganging, step and repeat software for irregular shaped jobs requiring die-cut in finishing operations.
“The software is ready for integration with MIS solutions providers. We have successfully
integrated with EFI’s Monarch MIS and Percept’s Print Smart MIS in 2011,” says Santosh
Mulay at Metamation.
Contact: Santosh Mulay, +91-44-24506112

Line O Matic Graphic Industries
Hall 11/ Stand B41
Line O Matic Graphic Industries has been visiting Drupa since 2004. But, this will be the first time they will be exhibiting at Drupa with a theme ‘Smart Converting Solutions’ with ‘finest price – performance ratio’ for exercise book manufacturing and other paper converting companies all over the world. At the stand, Line O Matic will be show video presentations of their fully automatic exercise book machine (Navo RB104) and other world class exercise book manufacturing and paper converting solutions. “Our worldwide accepted and proven fully automatic exercise book machines are known for best price – performance ratio with 24x7 service,” states Mukesh Sonani of Line O Matic. He further adds “Our machines are user-friendly in nature. All our machines are easy-to-operate, lowest maintenance, consistent performance, free flow of production, high quality parameters with best productivity.” The manufacturer promises to come out with many innovative and latest technologies for small to big paper, book printing and book binding solutions. We have already spread over our wings in 27 countries till now which we will double by 2020.
Contact: Mukesh Sonani

Paper Bind
Hall 14 Stand C73 / Hall 11 Stand B73 / Hall 13 Stand A92
Paper Bind, a part of First Paper Idea India (FPII), will be using its first Drupa participation to announce a new business format, Paper Bind Alliance. The company will highlight the new vertical’s offerings, which include printing finishing solutions like professional grade guillotine equipment, multi-clamp hot melt and PUR binders.
Formed to bring together sales and aftersales support from print equipment manufacturers from US and Europe, this step marks the company’s entry into the commercial print vertical. Paper Bind will showcase three different portfolios, the first being Paper Bind PUR systems, from single clamp to multi-clamp systems. The company says the PUR system represents a new level of productivity and sophistication in the super-compact perfect binder category. “It does not require an external glue system, and is able to run both hot-melt and PUR glue with no mechanical change over and it also features auto cleaning, which does not require purging the glue from the system.” Paper Bind has installed five PUR systems so far.
The second part of the portfolio at Drupa consists of digital creasing system and its new
range of digital slit cut and crease systems and the third, guillotine equipment.
Contact: Anuj Mehta


Hall 6/ Stand A38
In the backdrop of a recent announcement of further global expansion plans, Uflex, the plastic-film and flexible-packaging converters and a veteran at Drupa with seven appearance, will showcase gravure printing cylinders, laser engraved cylinders, rotogravure printing machines and holgraphy security solutions and is expecting good exposure at the this show. The USP of Uflex at this Drupa is: “Euro standards and Indian prices”.
Contact: P K Roy

Hall 12 / E40
In its second presence at Drupa, Acme will exhibit its carton folder and gluer machine. The straight-line machine functions at a speed of 250-350 mtrs/min. According to the company’s claim, the machine’s pasting mechanism facilitates a free re-opening for pharmaceutical filling machines.
“We generate 80% of our business from the existing clients each year. At Drupa, we are targetting to increase our existing new client percentile,” says Ketan Shah of Acme Machinery.The folding-gluing machine is designed with automatic lock bottoms to cater to the pharmaceutical and food packaging carton manufacturers.
Contact: Ketan Shah, +91-22 24 03 73 98