To cope with the strong increase in demand for shrink sleeves and the complexity of added value embellishment type applications that the market demands, Indian specialty packaging company Taurus Packaging invested in a BOBST MASTER M5 inline flexo press. The 9-colour machine is equipped with host of inline accessories for multi-process capabilities that is fully dedicated to shrink-sleeve manufacturing.
The Greater Noida-based company offers a complete range of flexible packaging solutions and is also one of the largest heat-shrink sleeve and label manufacturing companies in India. Established in 1995 Taurus Packaging serves the food and beverages, personal care, home care, dairy and pharmaceutical industries. Most particularly the company was quick to understand the marketing appeal and to foresee the growth potential of the shrink sleeve technology.
‘Our company has always focused on innovations and bringing the best technologies to our customers,’ explained Chetan Jain, Executive Director of Taurus Packaging. ‘The BOBST MASTER M5 delivers innovative leading technical solutions that match our production requirements.’
The company offers a variety of added value shrink sleeve applications from holographic to cold foil, thermochromic and scented shrink sleeves through to applications for special promotional campaigns with unique codes and scratch off coating, as well as double pocket shrink sleeves for combo pack.
The MASTER M5 is equipped with turn bars and a laminator for reverse printing and cold foil, and it handles a variety of ink types, including UV and water-based inks, varnishes, and full white. It can also handle a great variety of substrates, granting perfect registration of filmic unsupported heat sensitive substrates, which is a must to ensure repeatable and consistent high-quality printing and minimum waste. The full inspection system before the rewinder constantly monitors the production quality.
‘With the MASTER M5, job length is no issue. The automatic job changeover system makes printing of even the shortest shrink sleeve jobs highly efficient and time to market is very fast so that we can easily meet our clients’ often very tight timelines, commented Jain. ‘The MASTER DM5 has enabled us to add the increased shrink sleeve capacity that we needed and has also widened the range of sophisticated shrink sleeve applications we can offer.’