Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ warp control system for the corrugator to Dunapack Packaging’s Plovdiv plant in Bulgaria. The target of the investment is to decrease warp waste and improve the total productivity of the plant.
The order was included in Valmet’s orders received for the first quarter of 2022. The delivery is scheduled for August 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
“Our mission at Dunapack Packaging is to provide high quality and innovative packaging solutions, and we are constantly searching for development ideas and new technologies. Finding a reliable business partner with a proven portfolio in the field of process control automation was extremely important for us. We are confident that the reliability and capabilities of Valmet’s process control system will help us achieve our ambitious targets,” says Ivo Basmadzhiev, Quality specialist at Dunapack Packaging Plovdiv.
“We are very happy to deliver our latest Valmet IQ technology for corrugators at the Dunapack Packaging Plovdiv plant to support the customer in reducing the warp and decreasing their moisture variations. This is the first order within the Dunapack group for our corrugator quality controls,” says Udo Schober, Sales manager, Automation Systems business line, Valmet.
Technical information about the delivery
Delivery includes a Valmet IQ moisturizer which is the industry’s most advanced moisturizing system and a Valmet IQ warp control system to automatically control corrugated board flatness. Corrugator quality controls are becoming more and more important, as boxes are being made out of a lighter-weighted board, production speeds are increasing, and production batches are smaller bringing more grade changes to the corrugator. The Valmet IQ quality control system will eliminate moisture and temperature variations by online measurements and close-loop controls in all kinds of process situations.
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.