PrintPack 2019: Suba Solutions launches their first bag-in-box machine

Post-press packaging equipment specialist Suba Solutions has launched one-of-its-kind the indigenously developed liner carton – bag in box machine, which is available for live demonstrations at PrintPack.

04 Feb 2019 | By Sriraam Selvam

“We know there are a couple of Indian manufacturers who did this but we are confident to compete with the only international brand (Heiber+Schroder) which has an advanced machine of this kind,” said G Balaji, co-founder and director of Suba Solutions.

The machine can work at maximum size of 1000×650mm in single up and 1000×300mm for double up with maximum speed of 10,000 and 20,000 cartons per hour respectively.

“The machine can be easily configured to do double up and in turn volume of output too,” he added.

“It took us about a year and a half from concept to production and our years of experience in the segment helped us understand the requirements better and in depth. We have seen the operations of these facilities and also the several problems they face during operations of such machines. We believe we have produced a machine which solves almost all the problems,” explained Balaji.

The product which comes with accuracy levels of +/- 0.5mm for left/right and +/- 1.5mm for top and bottom is manufactured at the company's manufacturing facility in Chennai.

“I think one of the key strength of our product is its accuracy which will widen its application possibility. As a product which has a predominantly Indian application will find use in masala, tea, energy supplements or any kind of dry food packaging. I also see it being used in producing tissue boxes,” said Balaji.

Talking about their association with their partnership with Eterna, Balaji said, “We are also demonstrating the new high-end die-cutter from Eterna which has been designed with group support and can produce at speeds of 8000 sph with stripping and we are quite excited about its possibility in our market,” concluded Balaji. This machine has already been installed in Super Cartons, Pune.

Suba conducted live demonstrations of six different equipment and showcased UV and LED systems. Suba’s stand boasted of Shanghai Eterna die-cutter with stripper running at 8,000 sheets per hour. This was complemented by an offline blanking machine with robotic pick-up arm. The offline blanking machine has been bought by Noida-based MJ Global, informed Balaji.  

Besides this, Suba has showcased a quality Inspection system with a spectral camera to measure colour with an accuracy of Delta E 1.6. This machine has been opted by Pragati Pack.

The other highlight was a special window patching machine with V-cut and heat crease facility. The USP of the machine is the capability of embossing and window hole punching inline.