More efficient with Invercote
Fifteen per cent more production efficiency without any new investment in machinery or workforce. That was the result when the printers/converters Art-in-Art switched to Invercote on the advice of paper merchant Java Paper Group for the production of the Indian pharma giant Lupin Ltd’s packaging for its insulin product Lupisulin.
But let’s start at the beginning. Java Paper Group is a specialised supplier of high-quality paper and paperboard, and acts as an intermediary between manufacturers, printers, merchants and converters. For over 15 years the company has supplied Art-in-Art with paperboard for various projects, and when Art-in-Art needed help to develop its Lupisulin packaging, Java Paper Group suggested first that they should trial Invercote G 300g/m2.
“When the trials were conducted they found Invercote much stiffer than the 300 g/m2 competition SBS board, which prompted them to go for Invercote G 260 g/m2 and, as we had suggested, it matched the stiffness of the previous 300 g m2 SBS board,” reports Sagar Java of Java Paper Group.
It was the stiffness despite the lower grammage that persuaded Art-in-Art to consider Invercote. Following several trials, the company chose Invercote based on its good performance in four criteria: shade, foldability without creases, runnability on the machine and dimensional stability. The last-mentioned is crucial to the improved production efficiency.
“When packing the Invercote cartons on the cartonator lines, the end-user found they could run their cartonator with full capacity and achieve increased productivity without any machine or manpower investment. The dimensional stability of the converted Invercote paperboard helped the cartonator lines run error free and led to a 15% increase in efficiency,” Sagar Java concludes.
Brand: Java Paper Group and Art-in-Art for Lupin Ltd
Paperboard: Invercote G 260 g/m2
Printing technique: Offset
Finishing: BOPP Lamination, die cutting and paperboard lamination.