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Expert in Rotogravure Printing, Flexo Printing Operation, Flexible Packaging Manufacturing, and Printing Inks

Expert ID: 724500 India

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Expert can suggest and design any type of pouches/bags/packaging in flexible packaging. He also has extensive experience with different bagging machinery. He knows "bag-in-box packaging; he designed it for Bangkok based converter.

Expert has worked on different structures of flexible packaging:
1) Complete know how of printing PET, PVC, PP, Cellophane, PE Reverse and Surface Process, with different inks systems. Knows different cylinder cell configuration for rotogravure printing.
2) Complete know how of solvent base and solvent less machines. Knows different structure of flexible packaging, paper packaging for food, tobacco, Cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, etc.
3) Complete know how of retort pouches, boiled food, seafood package lamination. Knows the LD/LLD blown film extrusion recipe and setting of blown film machine for different grades of LD/LLD film extrusion.

He has 15 years in the production environment for flexible packaging production. Expert worked to minimize the odor jointly with film manufacturers, coating suppliers and ink suppliers. Expert worked with flexographic printing press manufacturer in production, design and assembly; . He knows prepress, platemaking process in digital and conventional. Worked on gearless and geared CI Flexo

Expert knows extrusion lamination, dry lamination, solventless lamination techniques to manufacture foil packaging.
Expert knows how to develop different foil laminate for food and pharmaceutical industries. He can print foil using rotogravure and flexo technology he designed the packages for pharmaceutical industries.

Expert tested the flexible packaging film on different food packaging equipment with end user. He has complete know how for packaging for food using flexible packaging manufacturing techniques. Expert can suggest different laminate using thin film for food packaging material.

He worked on FFS and VFFS machines.

He knows the formulation of gravure ink. He troubleshoots ink related problems regularly. He also knows the formulation of black ink.
Expert has hands on experience on Rotomac (valmet) Italian eight color high speed rotogravure auto registration controlled machines, Sang An Make Korean eight color high speed rotogravure auto registration control machines, Nakajima Japan make eight color rotogravure printing machines. He knows the gravure through his career journey and association with production in flexible packaging, gravure printing machine manufacturer, gravure cylinder engravers.

Complete know how of special color inks preparation with process inks. Uses only process color inks (C, M, Y, and K) for special shade preparation. Used all most all major inks suppliers inks. Good knowledge of inks due to worked with Sakata Inx, Japanese inks manufacturing company. He suggested dryer design to fast ink cure. He has excellent knowledge of different grade adhesives.

He has analyzed existing printing equipment, making modifications as needed, to ensure production presses had the capability to print the product. He has test printed on production equipment, analyzed and evaluated results and developed operator and supervisor training programs.
He knows different method of testing in flexible packaging laminate. He worked under awareness of package regulation in the world.

Expert has analyzed existing printing operations for printing on PET (polyester), BOPP, PP, PE, and other flexible packages and laminates.

Complete know how of pharmaceutical packaging (aluminum foil) printing and lamination.

He troubleshooted the packaging process problem at customer and end user place.
He has good exposures on Rotogravure Printing, production planning and control, trouble shooting related to rotogravure and lamination technology, know how of quality control test related to flexible packaging laminate.

Expert knows the applications of solventless adhesive in flexible packaging; he has worked together with all leading adhesive supplier like Rohm and Haas, Henkel,Crown, CAC for new packaging development in flexible packaging.

Expert worked on the leading systems available from Europe and Japan.

Expert can recommend the right anilox LPI and volume for the particular flexo job. He is associated with the flexo printing machine manufacturer; he worked with some electronic engraving roller manufacturer to optimize the coatings; knows the coating process using solid plate and aniloxes.

Expert optimized the process color printing and solid color printing in rotogravure, he even succeeded to print solid color using trapping.

Expert has good knowledge of solvent base, solventless and waterbase adhesives; knows different techniques of paper printing and packaging for foods, pharma and confectionery packaging.

One of his developments is a method to print on zipper style pouches (bags) in a continuous web form. He has supervised the development of printing ink systems and has developed product printing and decorating techniques with corresponding cost systems.
He has good knowledge everything in plastic packaging material.
Expert has excellent knowledge in flexo and gravure printing

Was involved in the development and implementation of wide-web coating and coloring using variable Weir doctor blade systems with one rotogravure printing machine manufacturer. He developed techniques for eliminating steaks. Expert has trained operators and management on rotogravure printing techniques. Expert has also developed and implemented improved register and tension control systems for existing rotogravure printing machine (manual type), He has contributed to the development and evaluation of inking systems and station design between color dryers and after-dryers as well as web handling systems and accurate tension control systems. Expert has analyzed existing printing equipment, making modifications as needed, to ensure production presses had the capability to print the product. Expert has test printed on production equipment, analyzed and evaluated results and developed operator and supervisor training programs. Expert has issued standard operating procedures and quality standards.
Rotogravure printing ink
Rotogravure printing
Printing machinery
Printing substrate (material)
Expert has analyzed existing printing operations for printing on PET (polyester), BOPP, PP, PE, and other flexible packages and laminates. Expert consulted with research and corporate engineers to develop a method for printing a rotogravure design on Shrink PVC. He has evaluated printing cylinders and the manufacturing techniques for making gravure cylinders. Expert has reviewed operator and supervisor training as well as designs training programs. Expert has analyzed quality control techniques and implemented modifications to accomplish desired management objectives. He has evaluated existing liquid ink systems and assisted in the development of improved manufacturing techniques. In addition, he has developed specifications for inks and tests for evaluating inks. Working with Numrung Packaging at Thailand, A major portion of Expert work in this area has involved work with corporate, marketing, sales, research, engineering, and manufacturing personnel. Expert has analyzed proposed efforts, equipment, resources (financial, manufacturing, personnel), and made recommendations on how to achieve the desired end result. Frequently, Expert has trained corporate and manufacturing personnel in various countries.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1994 Degree: BE Subject: Printing Technology Institution: GIPT, India

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Sales Consultant for CI Flexo Printing Machine Department: Management Responsibilities: Expert has 15 years hands on experience in flexible packaging industries in India as well in African countries and SEA countries, Ofem an Europe based company offered him the job for sales consultant. He is responsible to develop Ofem business worldwide
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: Siegwerk Title: Flexible Packaging Ink consultant Department: Flexible Packaging Responsibilities: Expert worked for an flexible packaging ink company Siegwerk, Germany for establishing Indian business.
Expert was handling flexible packaging ink business for Siegwerk in India for almost 20 years.
He was responsible for ink development for flexo and rotogravure, and trial at customer end like Flex, Positive packaging and Hutamaki.

He was selected in siegwerk job because of his previous working experience with SAKATA Inx, a Japanese ink company
Years: 2004 to 2005 Employer: MSM Title: Flexo Printing Consultant Department: Flexible Packaging Responsibilities: Expert provided his consultancy to a mauritius based offset printers, MSM was in offset printing and packaging business and this company took the service as a technical consultant
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: Numrung Rayon Ltd. Title: Technical consultant for cosmetic packaging business Department: Packaging Division Responsibilities: Expert provided his consultancy to a Thailand based packaging printers, Numrung was in packaging and printing business and they took the service as a technical consultant
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: Sakata Inks Title: Rotogravure Consultant Department: Flexible Packaging Responsibilities: Expert set up the rotogravure printing and flexible packaging business for polypak start from installation to operation and man power training
Years: 2001 to 2002 Employer: Omar Packaging Industries Title: General Manager Department: Flexible Packaging division Responsibilities: Located in Dar es Salaam, Omar Packaging Industries manufactures various flexible packing material such as co extrusion 3 layers, P.P. extrusion, mono layer extrusion, co extrusion for milk pouches, co extrusion for shrink-wrapping, HDPE extrusion for shopping bags. State of the art technology machinery from Europe made possible flexography printing machines to print on LDPE, BOPP, metalised BOPP, paper, P.E. Paper in full color process on international standards.
The Laminating machines laminate in various combinations of BOPP, BOPET, metalised BOPP / BOPET, aluminum foil, paper, PE. Omar Packaging Industries is a leading producer of milk pouches in rolls, shrink-wrapping in rolls, LDPE sheeting in rolls, LDPE carry bags, HDPE shopping bags; laminating for detergents / soaps, biscuits, confectionery, potato chips & snack foods, rice, sugar, peanuts; LDPE / HDPE /PP bread bags, bags for feminine towels, LDPE water pouches in rolls.
Expert was responsible to manage and run the whole show; he worked as a profit centre head in omar packaging (bakhresa group company).
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: Sakata Inx Title: Technical Manager Department: Flexible Packaging Inks Responsibilities: Expert worked with sakata in rotogravure printing ink technical service to the customers.
Sakata Inx (India) Limited is a 100% subsidiary of Sakata Inx Corporation, Japan.

Sakata Inx Corporation Japan was founded in the year 1896 and is now a global ink manufacturer and has a strategic alliance with Toyo Inks on a worldwide basis. SIC expanded overseas in 1948 and has over 80 major bases worldwide.

It is strategically located in United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Canada, Philippines and other regions for handling its diversified business interests.
Years: 1995 to 1997 Employer: THE PAPER PRODUCTS LIMITED Title: Assistant Manager-Flexible Packaging Department: Flexible Packaging Division Responsibilities: Produces rotogravue printed flexible packaging using various combinations of plastic films, aluminium foil and paper. Supply may be as pre-formed pouches or roll stock for form, fill and seal machines.
He worked full time as a assistant manager flexible packaging production

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2005 to 2006 Agency: IDMC Ltd Role: Vendor Description: He worked with this government packaging company as a vendor

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: East Africa, South Africa, Thailand, Mauritius, United Kingdom Summary:

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert work in this area has involved work with corporate, marketing, sales, research, engineering, and manufacturing personnel. Expert has analyzed proposed efforts, equipment, resources (financial, manufacturing, personnel), and made recommendations on how to achieve the desired end result. Frequently, Expert has trained corporate and manufacturing personnel in various countries.
Flexible packaging printing
Vendor Selection
Expert worked mostly flexible packaging products start from project selection, machine finalization.
Marketing Experience
Expert has considerable experience evaluating new and existing flexible packaging products and end-use requirements related to flexible package printing. One of his developments is a method to print on zipper style pouches (bags) in a continuous web form. Expert has supervised the development of printing ink systems and has developed product printing and decorating techniques with corresponding cost systems. Expert has analyzed existing printing equipment, making modifications as needed, to ensure production presses had the capability to print the product. He has test printed on production equipment, analyzed and evaluated results and developed operator and supervisor training programs. He has issued standard operating procedures and quality standards.
Rotogravure printing ink
Rotogravure printing
Printing machinery
Printing substrate (material)
Web printing
Expert has analyzed existing printing operations for printing on PET (polyester), BOPP, PP, PE, and other flexible packages and laminates. He consulted with research and corporate engineers to develop a method for printing a rotogravure design on Shrink PVC. He has evaluated printing cylinders and the manufacturing techniques for making gravure cylinders. He has reviewed operator and supervisor training as well as designs training programs. Expert has analyzed quality control techniques and implemented modifications to accomplish desired management objectives. He has evaluated existing liquid ink systems and assisted in the development of improved manufacturing techniques. In addition, he has developed specifications for inks and tests for evaluating inks.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English

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