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  • 19 Jan 2022

Mold-Tek Packaging installs Domino K600i

 India based Mold-Tek Packaging has invested in two Domino K600i UV-curable inkjet printers

Hyderabad, India based Mold-Tek Packaging has invested in two Domino K600i UV-curable inkjet printers for variable data printing onto in-mold labels.

Manufacturers of food grade packaging and a range of containers for industrial products such as lubricants and paints, Mold-Tek has a proud 35-year history. The company claims to have approximately 22 percent market share and client portfolio includes  Asian Paints, Kansai Nerolac Paints, Berger Paints, Castrol India (BP), Valvoline, AkzoNobel, Shell, Gulf, BP, Mondelez, HUL, Amul and P&G.  
 
The company offers mold designing, manufacturing injection molding, in-mold labeling decoration, and screen, offset and shrink sleeve printing with all in-house facilities as a complete packaging provider.  It relies on Domino’s monochrome K600i UV inkjet printer to deliver variable data printing in the form of 2D codes and QR codes for track and trace applications onto in-mold labels.  
 
PV Rao, deputy managing director at Mold-Tek Packaging, said: ‘We work with some of the largest corporations in the world. Consequently, we require the highest quality, fastest and most reliable printing equipment to help us to not only handle the demand in terms of the sheer number of jobs we receive, but to deliver exceptional products that will guarantee customer satisfaction.’   
 
Mold-Tek first registered its interest in the K600i in August 2020. ‘When we first approached Domino, we were already aware of their reputation. They are a world-renowned brand, known for manufacturing highly reliable and efficient label printing equipment,’ Rao explained.   
 
The company prints high quantity of in-mold labels and its customers were looking for different forms of variable data to be printed onto them. With some research, the company decided to go for Domino’s K600i to offer 2D and QR codes for track and trace data for security.   
 
The company purchased two machines in March 2021 and are being used on flexo presses.  
 
‘Their single-pass printing credentials, coupled with simplex and duplex capabilities means we can print onto both sides of an in-mold label with excellent levels of productivity. It was also simple for our operators to learn how to use. The quality of the print is excellent, and the K600i also has very sophisticated technology incorporated into it. Domino’s unique, automated, i-Tech intelligent technology features are helping us to cut down on make-ready times while maximizing the potential of the print work,’ Rao said.   
 
The K600i can print variable data and graphics at speeds of up to 200m/min. It comes with ‘high opacity’ white ink option. Digital embellishments are made possible through spot varnishing via its UV67CL ink, and with the K600i’s compatibility with several other ink types including LED and UV-curable, aqueous pigmented. It also offers food packaging compliant UV97BK ink.  
 
Ajay RaoRane, vice president of Digital Printing Solutions at Domino India said: ‘We are delighted to see Mold-Tek Packaging, India enjoying the success of its double K600i investment. For a company with such a prestigious reputation, they understand the need for equipment that can enable them to fulfill the challenging jobs their clients need to deliver. The K600i is helping them to deliver quality products, at speed, and in a way that helps them streamline their operations. The printer is highly versatile, so we look forward to seeing how they may use it for other applications in the future.’   
 
The K600i is based on Domino’s Generation 6 inkjet technology, of which there are approaching 1000 global installations.   

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