India a high growth market for Valco Melton

Gluing solutions for printing and packaging

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L-R: Ravi Kiran, director and Bob Taylor, general manager, Valco Melton India. Photo IPP

Valco Melton, a leading supplier of adhesive dispensing equipment and quality assurance systems to the converting industries showcased a wide range of its products at Pamex 2015. The microgluer from GMS attracted good enquiries during the four-day event. The GMS microgluer creates self-mailers in C, V and Z fold formats and folds, glues and perforates in one operation. Last year, Valco Melton acquired the assets of California-based Gluing Machinery & Systems (GMS). The move was made as part of Valco Melton’s strategy to expand its scope of offerings to customers in the print finishing and folding carton industries. “We had a busy Pamex with good response towards all our products especially the microgluer,” said Ravi Kiran, director, Valco Melton India.

Moreover, on display at Pamex was D4-e Melters which is ideally suited for a range of packaging, paper converting, graphic arts, non-wovens, and product assembly industries. Specific applications include spray, ribbon coating, direct contact, and high-speed jetting adhesive dispensing guns. Velco Melton also promoted its adhesive system pattern control. MCP-4P is a full-featured adhesive system pattern control ideal for the packaging industry. The MCP-4P is suited for packaging applications including palletizing, case and carton sealing and erection, graphic arts, or any variable speed requirements.

Talking about the Indian market from Valco Melton’s point of view, Bob Taylor, general manager of Valco Melton India said the company’s growth in India has been very robust given the fact that full-fledged operations began only five years ago. “We have added more staff every year, have acquired new customers and expanded our reach in India. Our association with Times of India where we provided web gluing solutions to the newspaper has been a highlight of our time in India. We remain very positive about the market here,” Taylor said. Overall, both Kumar and Taylor said that Pamex was a successfor them asthey got to meet a lot of different kind of customers from commercial printers to newspaper printers to packaging professionals.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

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