Multitec to show narrow web flexo press at PrintPack 2022

It will demonstrate its machine in Hall 5, Stand C24 & C25

Multitec is ready to display its servo narrow web flexo press for printing flexible packaging and self-adhesive labels E3 machine at PrintPack India 2022 Photo: Multitec
Multitec is ready to display its servo narrow web flexo press for printing flexible packaging and self-adhesive labels E3 machine at PrintPack India 2022 Photo: Multitec

Multitec is a manufacturer of narrow and mid web flexo presses for the label and short-run flexible packaging industry. Its machines cater to printing and converting pressure sensitive labels, lamitubes, aluminium foil, and metallized paper for the ice-cream and beer industry.

Multitec has been participating regularly at PrintPack, and this time will be displaying its full servo UV press in 450 millimeters with foiling, turnbar, chill rolls and converting section in Hall 5, Stand C24 & C25. They will also demonstrate the machine for self-adhesive labels and 12 microns polyester printing for the flexible packaging market.

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Multitec talks about printers entering the packaging industry

Amit Ahuja, chief executive officer at Multitec, speaking about the event, said, “PrintPack is a diversified event which attracts printers from all fields – offset, gravure and flexo, so in that sense, it is an important event for us. Also, there is a change taking place within the packaging industry towards short runs, and we fit perfectly in that niche. Many commercial offset printers are excited by the opportunity to enter the packaging market, and gravure printers are looking for shorter run solutions. Both of these will be catered to by our product portfolio.”

“As every industry is effected massively by the pandemic and its consequences, so many printers from India are still avoiding the exhibitions. A major footfall is not expected at the event, however, one can aim to be rationally optimistic as events like these provide a huge opportunity for growth,” he concluded. 

Note: The IPPGroup will be publishing the PrintPack India Show Daily on all five days of the event from 26 to 30 May 2022. Our May issues of Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia will also contain previews of the event. 

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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