Valco Melton to show gluing systems at Printpack 2019

Valco Melton India plans an exhaustive show - Hall no. 10, Stand F42

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At Printpack 2019, Valco Melton, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valco Cincinnati Inc, will showcase gluing systems for the folding carton and corrugated applications.

At the Printpack stand, the company will demonstrate gluing systems for folding cartons from Ero, which was acquired by Valco Melton in 2016. The acquisition was made as part of Valco Melton’s strategy to expand its scope of offerings to customers in the paper converting industries, including corrugated, folding carton and bag manufacturing.

Ero has been servicing the needs of the converting industries since 1994. Located in Brescia, Italy, the company specializes in the production of electronic gluer systems for compact and corrugated cardboard boxes, paper bags, wood, sacks and other special gluing applications, as well as glue detection systems for folder-gluers and case makers.

Also, on display will be gluing system for corrugation application from Valco Melton’s own solutions portfolio.

“Folding cartons and corrugation are two fast growing segments in India and through Printpack we will look to tell the industry about the gluing solutions we have. We will showcase both Ero and Valco Melton brands at the event,” says Ravi Kiran, director, Valco Melton India.

Valco Melton has been present in India since 2010 and has developed a significant customer base in both hot melt and cold glue application systems in India and emerging Asian markets.

At Printpack 2019, Valco Melton will be present at stall F42, hall 10.

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