Best-in-class technology from flexible packaging giant at drupa

One of India’s largest global flexible packaging companies, Uflex Limited, is all geared up to showcase the best in class technology and equipment for print and cross-media solutions at drupa 2016, in Hall 15 at Stand C51.

Launching in Dusseldorf will be its technologically revolutionised Extrusion Lamination Machine. The main features of this machine include its design of drying hood to achieve optimum temperature; separate drive for impression roller; motorised three-axis movement of carriage for air gap setting; and chamber type doctor blade for anchor coating.

Also on display will be the Electronic Line Shaft (ELS)-based Rotogravure Printing Machine. Some advantages compared to conventional mechanical transmissions are: better operator access around the press; reduction in noise level; less mechanical parts to be serviced; and faster print register response. The press is built with Electronic Line Shaft technology having all printing, unwind, rewind, in-feed and out-feed equipped with servo motors and drives. By perfectly integrating new generation of electronics and ergonomically designed mechanical components, the press is made to deliver unmatched speed of 350-400m/m. ELS models are equipped with flying splice turret unwind, rewind, sleeve type impression roller and trolley facilities and also has an option of doing reverse register coating at the last printing unit.

Uflex will also showcase a range of embossing cylinders for leather, paper and vinyl applications; very high and very low depth coating rollers from 0.5 to 50 gsm applications like soap wrapper, overcoat, lacquer coating and ink saving in printing and special purpose customised coatings. Other highlights will be hybrid cylinder from the Electro Mechanical Line capable of producing high definition image.

Uflex is renowned world over for its end-to-end flexible packaging solutions and possesses the capability to process any quantum of order and ensuring just-in-time deliveries. One of the most significant exhibits at this year’s drupa will be the brand protection and anti-counterfeiting solutions. On display will be different types of holograms – analogue 2D/3D conventional, dot matrix (up to 24,000 dpi); non-diffractive litho and E-Beam – and wide web holographic films (soft, hard and UV embossing films, high refractive index films, windows/lens films).

Uflex will also showcase the thermal holography films and demonstrate its applications in the print lamination area, as well as holographic shrink sleeves; labelling solutions using foils, tamper evident security labels, and hot and cold stamping foils.