Eminence Business Media

Eminence Business Media

Monday, September 13, 2010


Kodak has installed India’s first in-house Flexcel NX system at Parakh Agro Industries’ plastics packaging division, headquartered in Pune, which produces food-grade flexible packaging materials.

Parakh Agro Industries’ plastics packaging division has invested in the Kodak Flexcel NX system, including the Trendsetter NX mid imager, Flexcel NX laminator, Prinergy Powerpack workflow with Digicap NX screening capability along with complete plate exposing and inline plate processing equipment.

Prakash Parakh, managing director of Parakh Agro Industries, said: ‘Kodak’s packaging technology is extremely versatile and user friendly. It is easily upgradeable, and we wanted our print quality to be of the highest standard. From our past experience, we have seen the Kodak Prinergy workflow running successfully in several offset pre-press bureaus in India, so it is a tried and tested solution.’

Vinay Nalawade, director of Parakh Agro, Plastics & Flexibles, said: ‘Higher ink transfer is one of the main concerns in wide web flexography. We at Parakh evaluated the Kodak Digicap NX screening for its capability and were surprised to see the improved results. The high densities for solvent-based inks will enable us to give the required results and further help improve speed and productivity, which will be a vital factor for our immediate expansion plans with high quality print machines. We always believed in the best of class inputs when it comes to machines, polymers, inks, plates, pre-press, etc. Simplicity of use and high level of automation also acted as other deciding factors for us.’

“Kodak is happy to partner with Parakh Agro, one of the packaging industry’s emerging flexible packaging companies, having major expansion plans, especially in the flexible packaging sector, with specialty films for specialty products. We have equipped them with the Flexcel NX system, a key enabler for a converter to match the quality of gravure, to achieve the targeted quality standards,” said Suhas Kulkarni, national business manager, packaging segment, Graphic Communications Group, Kodak India Pvt. Ltd.