At PackPlus 2018, Pelican displayed a printing unit of the Cerutti R-982 rotogravure printing press. The Pelican Cerrutti R-982 is a new press and was first diplayed at Plastindia 2018. The press is being manufactured in India after Pelican signed a strategic agreement with Cerrutti to use Cerruti’s manufacturing technology and design to produce rotogravure presses locally. The rotogravure press displayed at Plastindia 2018 was the first machine rolled out after the agreement.
Cerutti Packaging Equipment (part of Cerutti Group) is a company fully controlled by the Cerutti family and is one of the key suppliers in the converting industry, while Pelican is the largest rotogravure press manufacturing company in India.
According to Hiren Solanki, marketing executive, Pelican Rotoflex, the Cerutti R-982 comes with advanced ink tray and doctor blade systems. The press allows full process control for the drying operation to reduce energy consumption and avoids solvent retention in the printed substrates. With speeds up to 450 m/minute and maximum web width of 1300 mm, Cerutti R-982 has operational controls at each station.
— Pranay Mathur