Avery Dennison will add an emulsion coater in early 2014 to its state-of-the-art facility in Pune, India, to meet the needs of the country’s growing label printing industry. This expansion of manufacturing capability reinforces the company’s commitment to the region and to the growth of the Indian packaging industry.
‘Avery Dennison is committed to providing world-class products and services to the packaging industry in India, where we’ve operated for 15 years,’ said Georges Gravanis, vice president and general manager of Avery Dennison’s materials group in Asia Pacific. ‘Our continued investments in the Pune plant reflect our commitment to help Indian manufacturers and their label suppliers grow and develop.’
The addition of emulsion coating marks the fourth enhancement of Pune operations since the plant opened in 2008. The new, technologically-advanced emulsion coater will be used to manufacture a portfolio of pressure-sensitive materials to international standards for the South Asian market and widen its locally manufactured product offering to Indian label converters.
‘Indian converters are seeking to expand the local industry beyond hot melt pressure-sensitive materials to compete internationally. The addition of emulsion coating to our broad portfolio of hot-melt materials makes this possible,’ said Anil Sharma, managing director, Avery Dennison materials group, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. ‘By producing the emulsion coated material locally, we will be able to provide improved service to our customers, and enhance our capability to respond to local demand faster.’
Pictured: The Avery Dennison facility in Pune