Packaging and labels: Indonesia looks ahead

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The itinerant seminar “Labels and packaging into the 2020’s”, organized in Indonesia by Jet Technologies, local OMET agent, obtained high attendance and great enthusiasm. The event brought together many local printers in both Jakarta and Surabaya, in one of the markets with the highest growing trend in Asia.

“All the lectures had great success”. This is the comment of Paolo Grasso, OMET Area manager, involved in the seminar with Dario Urbinati of OMET SEA. “Dozens of companies, including rotogravure, offset and label printers, got involved in the event to talk about flexography, digital and Industry 4.0. We felt a lot of enthusiasm and I’d like to stress the excellent job made by all the partners of Jet, who were able to introduce the latest technologies in a country still not ready for the 4th industrial revolution but in an ever-growing trend, thanks to a young and dynamic population and a constant economic growth”.

During the first day in Jakarta, the main subject of the meeting was “the expected evolution of the label and packaging sector in the next decade”, with a close focus on digital printing and a few relevant case studies. The following day was focused on the possible reconversions for the printers: switching from rotogravure printing to flexo in the packaging sector and from sheet-fed offset to labels and packaging business, with different detailed studies on color and plate management. In Surabaya, the program was replicated for the local printers, with a full day focused on the main innovation in the label and printing market

Mr. Grasso and Mr. Urbinati gave a few presentations about profitability with mid-web machines for flexible packaging working in short runs, about print on special non-adhesive substrate and they presented OMET iFlex as the ideal printing solution for beginners that want to start a new business in the label and packaging market.

The other lecturers were Lee Chee Leong, Asahi Technical Manager, Micheal O’Sullivan, Sales director of Hybrid, George Lyle, Pulse Roll Label General Manager for Asia-Pacific, Chiara Prati, Sales and Marketing Manager of Prati, and Jonathan Lim, Sales Manager of Screen.

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