Printmann scores at IFCA with Tugain carton

Printmann Group has been exploring the potential of packaging for its four businesses (cartons, labels, leaflets and foils). That's how Tugain (an anti-hair fall solution and packaging concept) won the IFCA Award which was bestowed by the Indian Flexible Packaging and Folding Carton Association (IFCA) in Mumbai.

29 Sep 2022 | By Charmiane Alexander

An embedded carton in which the leaflet is prefixed within the carton

The Tugain is an Anti-Hair Fall Solution and the packaging concept used was developed in-house by Printmann. As per a company spokesman, "Printmann Group not only developed but also managed to successfully commercialise this concept with other brands as well."


Tugain is an embedded carton in which the leaflet is prefixed within the carton through a fully automated process, allowing for faster packing line speeds, improved efficiency and other benefits. As per Printmann, this automated technology includes a three stage inspection system; a leaflet with a barcode, an easy peel glue and right combination of carton and leaflet


The IFCA jury was impressed by the USP of the carton which included: an embedded carton with a leaflet; self-partitioning; MetPet lamination; embossing and lock bottom; as well as UV varnish and Met with drip off and spot UV on images.


The tech specs of the Tugain carton as per the Printmann team is the 410 GSM whiteback board (NR Unit I/Gayatri/BK Paper Mill). Overprinting area to be left unvarnished. And a matt silver MetPet lamination with silver foil stamping, embossing and debossing. The highlight is the spot UV on marked and drip UV effect on grey background.


Meanwhile the 60,000 sq/ft Printmann factory in Navi Mumbai is "ready in spite of the market slow down during the lockdown phase, the group has been able to pull through without much disruption."


The Tannas have invested in a KBA seven-colour brand new press, two Bobst die-cutters, two folder-gluers with multiple glue guns plus the team is shifting some of the existing kit to the new plant.


The Printmann Group will exhibit at CPhI Frankfurt 2022, the biggest international pharma industry event from 1 to 3 November.