Pune’s Narmada Offset launches paper bag unit

Following the ban on plastics in Maharashtra, the demand for paper bags has increased manifold. In a bid to tap this opportunity, Pune-based commercial printer, Narmada Offset, has installed a paper bag making machine.

30 Jul 2018 | By Rushikesh Aravkar

Speaking to PrintWeek India, Rahul Badgujar of Narmada Offset, said, “We have seen a tremendous rise in demand for paper bags since the plastic ban. Due to lack of alternatives, the grocery shops, bakeries, and other shopkeepers are looking for paper bag manufacturers who could offer large volumes and quick turnaround.”

With this investment, Narmada Offset can now convert 500 kilograms of paper bags daily. This includes food-grade as well as non-food-grade bags and grocery bags. The machine is equipped with two-colour flexographic printing capability and can handle various grades of paper including kraft paper and butter paper.

The machine was supplied by Hyderabad-based Sai Enterprises.

Narmada Offset has a battery of printing and post-press equipment that includes a four-colour Ryobi 3304HA, a two-colour Heidelberg Sordz, a single-colour Heidelberg Sord, Komori and Swifts machine. The post-press includes a six-clamp Welbound perfect binder and Shoei folding machine plus a Xerox C60 digital printing machine.