Trelleborg expands customised blanket solutions for the Indian newspaper industry

Printing solutions operation of Trelleborg continues to expand capabilities in web offset printing blankets, which are custom designed for use in the newspaper industry. Vulcan Metal Times, Vulcan 202, Vulcan Royal Web, Rollin Graffity Plus and Rollin Hipage from Trelleborg are household names amongst newspaper printers across the globe. These products are now launched in India with customised modifications.

Trelleborg is increasingly its web offset printing blanket solutions to suit every single individual printer’s requirement.“Over the last few years we have been working even more closely with newspaper groups to understand the needs of their pressrooms and how we can provide a blanket solution that improves productivity while maintaining consistent high-quality print& Costs,” says Maniraju Bora, Technical Director—South West Asia, Trelleborg.

The comprehensive work carried out extensively by the R&D divisions of Trelleborg at its manufacturing facility at Lodi Vecchio in Italy has created web offset blanket solutions that match the specific needs of the Indian newspaper market. “Printers need the flexibility to customise blankets according to the type of stock they are handling, the press being used and other relevant factors such as press age, etc,” says Maniraju.

However, with our deeper focus on the Indian newspaper market, we are introducing these products with modifications, which means customising to the need of our newspaper houses.” The product portfolio also includes also Vulcan Alto ND2 for coldset web press. Available in 1.71 mm and 1.96 mm, this blanket has an excellent mechanical resistant top surface, resulting in durability, stability on press, and high print quality.

In addition, the company has developed several easy-to-use, downloadable software tools, including a ‘product configurator’ app that lets users select the correct blanket by entering the application segment, such as web coldset, web heatset, single-width, double-width, combi or UV etc.

Wide network

Trelleborg has a well-established network of experienced Dealer Partners throughout India that provide local on-site support. And the company has developed a dealer locator App that offers a simple way of finding then earest dealer.“Trelleborg’s mission is to provide the Indian printing industry with training, advice and after-sales support that is unrivalled. The blanket is crucial to the profitability of the press and we increasingly help newspaper groups use blanket technology to reduce cost-per-copy on their presses. Our experts provide training on selecting the correct blanket, settings on the press, and maintenance and storage of fabric-backed and metal-backed products,” mentions Maniraju.

“An in-depth knowledge is becoming even more important because of the rapidly changing landscape in the industry. For instance, the growing use of different stocks that have their own surface characteristics, the implementation of UV, low migration inks, high-density pigment inks,neutral founts, FM screening, micro emulsions for cleaning and more have a major impact on the printing process and the printing blanket,” explains Maniraju.

Trelleborg’s printing solutions operations, part of Trelleborg Coated Systems, offers first class solutions for the printing industry with worldwide recognised brands, such as Vulcan, Rollin & Printec. The Company’s solutions are leading edge in the offset/web offset and flexo printing markets for a variety of applications including newspapers, magazines, catalogues, business forms, labels, metal decorating and packaging.

At WAN-IFRA India 2018 Conference scheduled from September 25 – 27 at HICC, Hyderabad, Telangana, Trelleborg at its expo Booth 1.3 will demonstrate the products for newspaper production.

For all further details, contact: Maniraju Bora, Technical Director –South West Asia (+919940617230/ or Sandeep Gupta, Country Manager – India & Nepal (+91 9999113818/

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