SLS Printing & Packaging installs DGM SmartFold 1100 PC

Delhi-based SLS Printing & Packaging (SLSPP) has installed a DGM SmartFold 1100 PC folder-gluer to strengthen its post-press, especially its folding and gluing section.

26 Oct 2020 | By Rahul Kumar

(l-r) Sangeet Jain of SLS and Puneet Agarwal of DGM India

A new entrant in the packaging business, the company started in January soon to be hit by the lockdown. Finally, the company started operating from May 2020.

Sangeet Jain, director, SLS Printing & Packaging, said, “We were looking for a latest technology and trusted supplier for folder-gluers with local investment. We were aware of Puneet Agarwal and his knowledge about the industry and the range of equipment. Now, we have been using the equipment for the last five months and are satisfied with the performance. Our folder-gluer is equipped with most of the options to run both duplex and fluted cartons. We are running the folder gluer at the most speed as it is installed with semi-automatic box collector. Though the workload is less due to the pandemic, we are running many of our machines round-the-clock.”

The DGM SmartFold 1100 PC can process straight line, crash-lock bottom and double wall boxes. It can also handle solid boards up to 800-gsm and E, F & N corrugated cartons up to 20-mm folded thickness at the maximum speed of 400-m/min.

Jain said he is happy with the decision to opt for the DGM product as the machine is performing as committed with professional approach towards after-sales support.

The company functions under the umbrella of Samman Lal Sher Singh Papers, a packaging board trading company established in 1958.

Jain said the parent company was planning to expand its business in areas other than trading. “Being a packaging board trading company, we are familiar with around 60% the cost of a packaging job, which is the packaging board. So, we decided to enter into the printing business. I’m the fourth generation of the family-owned business and the fifth generation will be joining soon,” Jain said.

Jain joined the business in 1994. There are three directors in SLS Printing & Packaging, namely Shanti Kumar Jain, Sangeet Jain and Sanyam Jain. 

The company is equipped with all in-house equipment from pre-press to post-press. These include a Kodak Trendsetter thermal CTP, Kongsberg sample-maker and Esko software, multicolour UV presses from Heidelberg and KBA, and a two-colour rotogravure press. The post-press unit is equipped with a pre-owned Bobst die-cutter, DGM folder-gluer, film lamination machine, and a window-patching machine from H&S.

Along with mono cartons, the company is also engaged in corrugated boxes. The ratio between mono cartons and corrugation business is 80 and 20. “We are manufacturing B and E-flute with Indian corrugation machines and Chinese flute laminator,” Jain said.

A team of more than 100 people work in the company’s 42,000-sqft area.

In the near future, Jain said, the company will add one more Heidelberg six-colour with coater press and an independent corrugation unit.