At the PlastFocus exhibition held at Yashobhoomi (IICC) in Dwarka, New Delhi, Echaar Equipments presented its array of machinery, including CI flexo, stack flexo, and both solventless and solvent-based lamination machines. Of particular note was the unveiling of its latest innovation – a geared CI flexo machine.
Discussing the new geared CI flexo, Kirti Panchal of Echaar Equipments said, “The new geared CI flexo is a cost-effective solution for companies seeking CI technology within budget constraints. This innovation provides high-quality printing comparable to other CI flexo machines in the market but at a more affordable cost due to its geared technology. Customers benefit from top-class printing with reduced investment, making it a compelling option. Geared CI flexo machines are widely popular globally, with thousands already in operation worldwide. We offer two models – one features fast job change-over with sleeve technology, while the other employs roller-type technology suitable for printing on challenging films like LDPE, shrink sleeves, and PVC.”
“In addition, we are presenting our high-end solventless machine aimed at LD to LD lamination, for challenging substrates like Alu films. This technology features a minimal distance between coating and nipping, optimizing efficiency and performance. We are excited to present this new offering to the Indian market, reinforcing our dedication to innovation and meeting the dynamic requirements of our customers,” he added.
Echaar’s new geared CI flexo machine is designed with the milk market and hygiene sector in mind, serving companies that produce shrink PVC labels. Additionally, it offers an effective solution for wrappers commonly seen on products such as mineral waters and beverages.
Utilizing geared technology enables substantial savings in motor drives and other automation expenses, unlike gear-less CI flexo. “However, it’s important to note that we are not compromising on technology; we are solely employing CI technology. The significant advantage lies in obtaining CI technology at a reasonable cost, which is one of the key benefits. For instance, jobs that can be printed in gravure at 100 m/min on substrates like LDPE can be achieved at 250 m/min with our geared CI flexo, representing a remarkable speed enhancement,” explained Panchal.
Regarding the new exhibition venue, Panchal said, “I am extremely pleased with our experience here. The facilities are excellent, and the connectivity with the metro is highly convenient, despite the travel time. We have currently set up a stall, but we are contemplating showcasing a machine at the next show due to the outstanding quality of this venue. The response from visitors has been overwhelmingly positive, with a significant number of focused customers attending.”