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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Essel Propack standardizes globally with Esko CDI

Essel Propack, the largest global manufacturer of laminated tubes, has adopted Esko’s pre-press and workflow software, as well as its CDI digital flexo plate imaging, for producing flexo and letterpress plates in-house. Headquartered in Mumbai in Western India, Essel Propack, part of the Essel Group, has a 33 percent market share in its specialized domain, producing high-quality print on laminated tubes using flexo, letterpress and digital printing.

As part of its continuous modernization and standardization, Essel Propack has chosen to implement Esko’s pre-press and workflow technology. Essel Propack has implemented Esko CDI in six locations across its plants in India, Poland and China. The company is using Esko’s pre-press software, including Color Engine, and adopted Esko’s Full HD Flexo for its CDI Spark imagers with in-line UV2.

M Ram Ramasamy, vice-president of Essel Propack, said: ‘Packaging print is all about consistency and predictable results. We at Essel Propack have adopted flexo, letterpress and digital print processes and Esko’s solution delivers the consistent high quality results very well across all our printing processes.’

Ramasamy added: ‘Esko’s CDI is the most versatile flexo/letterpress CtP where you can use any brand or type of plate and still be assured of the output quality. With innovations like Esko’s Full HD Flexo using Esko’s in-line UV2 on the CDI imagers, the quality has moved to the next level. We now have standardized the Esko workflow across all our units in India (Vashind, Wada, Nalagarh, Goa) and across the globe in Poland and China.’

Further, Essel Propack is continuing to expand its capacities in India and internationally as it anticipates increased demand from old and new customers. The company sees tremendous growth potential in all the three sectors in which it is present: beauty and cosmetics; pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; and health and food.

Ramasamy emphasizes that the company’s global operations require alignment with an integrated supplier across technologies and across locations, and said: ‘The support structure, flexo expertise at Esko and its global presence is in line with Essel’s requirement.’

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