Martin splicer automates Aquaflex press for Indian converter

Martin splicers automatically change from an empty roll to a full roll without stopping or slowing the press, enabling printers to save money by improving productivity and reducing waste. At ITC, the MBX butt splicer unwinds and splices a web 476 mm wide, on rolls up to 1830 mm in diameter and at speeds to 150mpm.

ITC Limited is a diversified company employing 15,000 people at more than 60 locations. ITC’s Packaging & Printing Business is claimed to be the country’s largest converter of paperboard into packaging, converting more than 30,000 tonnes of paper and paperboard per annum into a variety of value-added packaging solutions for the cigarette, liquor, food and beverage, personal products and IT segments.

The Division, which was set up in 1925 as a strategic backward integration for ITC’s Cigarettes business, lays claim to being India’s most sophisticated packaging house. The latest technology, commitment to world-class quality and a highly skilled and dedicated team have combined to position ITC as a first-choice supplier of high value added packaging.

The Division supplies value-added packaging to the ITC’s Cigarettes business. Its clients also include British American Tobacco, VST Industries, Surya Nepal Private Limited, UB Group, Shaw Wallace, Seagrams, Allied Domecq, Whyte & Mackay, Hindustan Lever, Tata Tetley and Nestle.

From two ISO 9002 and ISO 14001 certified packaging factories at Tiruvottiyur near Chennai and Munger in Bihar, the company offers a comprehensive product range in packaging including flip-top boxes, cardboard outers shells and slides, softcup and strap labels, bundle wraps, flap boxes, inner frames, coupon inserts and folding cartons.

ITC supplies packaging for 70 billion cigarettes a year domestically, and supplies for 15 billion cigarettes a year for the export market.

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