Trelleborg at Wan-Ifra Kolkata

Increased focus on Indian newspaper market

Trelleborg is a leading supplier of offset blankets

Trelleborg is going to use the forthcoming Wan-Ifra Conference from 21 to 22 September in Kolkata, India – to announce its increased focus on the Indian newspaper market. The company has recently appointed Maniraju Bora as sales and technical director for the South West Asia region. He has worked in the industry for more than 25 years and has an excellent technical knowledge of offset printing blankets and newspaper presses.

“Trelleborg is already a major supplier of offset blankets to the Indian newspaper sector, with an established dealer network across the country and leading brands such as Vulcan, Rollin and Printec,” says Maniraju Bora. “Some products, like the neutral-feed Vulcan 202 and the positive-feed Vulcan Royal Web and Rollin Graffity Plus, are household names amongst newspaper printers.

“The company is further strengthening its presence in India in order to meet the needs of the growing newspaper sector, which is bucking the trend encountered in many other countries. The combination of a truly worldwide overview with a local reach allows us to provide customers an unrivalled package of products and services with dedicated solutions for singlewidth, double-width, and commercial heatset presses. Trelleborg is also a leader in metal-back and ‘no-pack’ blankets.

“The R&D facilities at the Lodi Vecchio factory in Italy are extensive and the highly innovative experts are constantly pushing forward the boundaries of blanket technology. Their flexible and original approach to situations, and that of other technical teams at the manufacturing facility, means that we can work closely with newspaper printers in India to design or adapt blanket solutions to meet their specific requirements.” 

“Trelleborg is a pioneer in offset printing blankets and we deal extensively with both end users and press manufacturers,” says Maniraju Bora. “With feedback from around the world, the management is able to see new trends coming over the horizon, for example, the move towards printing stocks with lower gsm, the use of high density pigment inks and low migration inks, plus the increasing popularity of FM screening and UV technologies as well as the implementation of conductive inks for printed electronics. We look forward to welcoming all visitors and delegates at Wan-Ifra to come to our stand 8, to discuss requirements. ”

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.

– Naresh Khanna

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