Apex International, a global provider of anilox, glue set, and metering solutions, will exhibit Accora Glue Sets and GTT anilox technology at Corrugated Week 2022.
The anilox and applicator rolls will be showcased at Apex Booth #919, on 20 and 21 September in San Antonio, TX.
The Accora product line consists of stainless-steel glue rolls with precision engraving and proprietary ceramic doctor rolls, designed to last 2-3x longer than chrome products. The sets are crafted to exact OEM specifications with industry-leading TIR and OD tolerances to ensure the closest consistent gap possible – down to 0.0007”.
The Apex booth will have a limited number of “SuperBox” giveaways to showcase the capabilities of the GTT engraving. The SuperBox contains over 15 different print samples printed with GTT technology. Attendees are invited to the Apex International Booth #919 to see these in person and even request a SuperBox online to be delivered to their facility. Apex representatives will be on site to assist with questions and quotes.
“With a focus on sustainability, Accora glue sets are strategically designed to reduce steam, energy, and starch consumption, achieve higher corrugator speeds, and improve board quality. Modern corrugators need modern solutions and Apex has always been dedicated to continuous innovation. We look forward to showcasing this proven technology,” says Joe Settanni, VP of Sales North America.
Apex International is a global manufacturer of anilox rolls, sleeves, glue sets, metering products, and print maintenance solutions. It has five production facilities on four continents and a growing portfolio of clients in over 80 countries.
Corrugated Week 2022 takes place at the Henry B González Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. Jointly hosted by TAPPI and AICC, the conference offers exceptional opportunities on hot topics including supply chain disruptions, employee recruitment/retention, AI/robotics/automation, digital printing, etc.
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.