First Asian Omet XFlex X7 installation offers advanced printing technologies
Zircon Technologies, headquartered in Dehradun, India, has invested in the first Omet XFlex X7 670mm machine in Asia. The machine can handle films and foils, including 12-micron PET, and features special coating and drying technologies for sustainable decorative packaging.
Sanjeev Sondhi, managing director of Zircon, said: ‘With the new Omet XFlex X7, we aim to provide brand owners with flexible packaging solutions which enable them to attract and engage with consumers better, while still maintaining their sustainability targets.’
The press offers capabilities in printing soft-touch and tactile varnishes, metallic foil and various special effects. The machine can print at speeds of 250 meters per minute while maintaining all critical parameters of printing, offering unique experiences with shrink sleeves and stand-up pouches.
Andrea Angeli, sales area manager of Omet, stated that the machine was specially designed for Zircon based on new innovations requested by their team and developed by Omet.
‘Zircon and Omet are companies driven by passion to innovate. With this new investment, the relationship between Zircon and Omet is strengthened further. We anticipate new innovations in embellishments and sustainability being launched by Zircon, in the near future. We are excited to be Zircon’s partner in these new solutions,’ said Pawandeep Sahni, managing director of Omet India.
The investment strengthens the relationship between Zircon and Omet, with Marco Calcagni, sales director of Omet Srl, Italy, commenting on the partnership: ‘This investment celebrates 10 years of partnership between the two companies, and I am sure, together we will achieve great heights in the future to come.’