Huhtamaki PPL books Omet iFlex

Weldon Celloplast, the Indian representative of Italian narrow-web flexo printing press manufacturer Omet, has announced its first sale of Omet iFlex label printing press on the first day of Labelexpo India 2016. Huhtamaki PPL has booked the machine for its new plant in India.

17 Nov 2016 | By Rahul Kumar

Harveer Sahni of Weldon Celloplast said, “This is the first time when we are exhibiting the machine after Labelexpo Europe 2015. This deal shows that our machines are capable to meet the demand of giant like Huhtamaki PPL. We may announce a second deal for the machine during the show. There may be more.”

According to the company, the iFlex is simple-to-use and quick at setup. It also contains several innovations to ease a printer’s work, including laser-assisted pre-register and register setting devices that speed up the machine setup and rebooting after job change.

According to Omet sources, iFlex has shortest web path in narrow-web printing for savings in the start-up phase. It can produce saleable print with the waste of 20m labelstock. The machine handles a wide range of sizes, from 5.5 to 18-inches.

Presently, around 20 Omet narrow-web flexo presses are operational in India. New installations include Dehradun-based Zircon Technologies, Hyderabad-based Arunodaya Print Pack and Noida-based Any Graphics. 

Huhtamaki PPL has fully integrated manufacturing facilities at Ambernath, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Khopoli, Navi Mumbai, Parwanoo, Rudrapur, Silvassa, Taloja and Thane.