India’s leading supplier of book binding machines, Impel-Welbound, has signed an agreement with Rokin Technology to introduce hard cover case-making solutions in India. Before this announcement Arvind Kalasur, director of technical services, traveled to the Rokin products company along with Suresh Nair, Group CTO.
Rokin Technology has been in the packaging and binding indsutry for twenty years specializing in handling hard cover, rigid boards and converting them to cases, stationery and boxes. Rokin's latest solutions were presented worldwide at many events and according to Nair, its compact design and high-end automation are exemplary.
Mr. Nair speaking about the R18 machines said, 'The R18 case-maker occupies very little floor space, and has an excellent “throughput to area” ratio. The gluing system has a viscometer which aids in controlling the viscosity of the adhesive–water combination. This is necessary to maintain consistency during higher speeds. The machine can take in a wide range of covers and can bind up to seven pieces of boards.'
Rokin also manufactures board cutters, corner cutters and other supporting equipment necessary for hard cover manufacturing, in conjunction with the R18 case-maker.
To date, Welbound remained away from the hard cover market, focusing instead on soft covers.Despite customer feedback on building such solutions, the company's engineering team were kept busy with the huge demand for perfect binders.
Arvind Kalasur, who is spearheading the partnership, in addition to heading Welbound Technical Services. said, “A lot of our leading customers who also have European soft and hard cover binders, constantly asked us to provide alternate solutions — new, flexible, yet cost effective. So when we met the Rokin team, we realised that we can be partners and work together in order to fill this gap.”
The sales director of Rokin Technology commented on the recent developments saying, “We have already shipped machines to India, and with this association with Impel-Welbound, who have a great reputation and extensive after-sales support, we hope to have many machines shipped into India soon.”