Uflex invests in printing forme production
This April, Uflex invested in a direct laser engraving system from Lead Laser, which was the first of its kind in India. Mr. P K Agarwal of Uflex said, “We have been looking at the DLE technology for a couple of years now and for all our wide web customers in house as well as overseas, the need to have solvent free Plates and Sleeves has become essential. After careful evaluation of all manufacturers, we found that the Hybrid technology being offered by Lead Lasers was ideal for us and for the Indian market. We are sure that the adoption of this technology will bring us to a position of market leadership in the flexo pre-press space as well in the very near future. “
Mr Arthur from Lead Laser said, “We are delighted with our relationship with VINSAK who gave us the opportunity of being able to install the first system in India which is a focus market for us in the near future. We continue to develop the DLE technology with a strong focus on the flexo market and believe very strongly that in the coming years Elastomers as plates and sleeves will offer the pre-press that flexo needs to get out of the dependence on Photosensitive materials which are neither eco-friendly nor easy to make or use.”
Furthermore Uflex is setting up a robotic plant for gravure cylinder production which will be based on technology from Think Laboratory in Japan, who recently also equipped Afflatus in India. According to Uflex, only one operator will be necessary to produce gravure cylinders due to this technology.