Acme Rolltech doubles production with ALE laser engraver

India-based Acme Rolltech has added a second ALE engraving machine to double its production capacity for anilox rolls and sleeves.

Started in 2019 by three childhood friends, Acme Rolltech claims to be the first Indian company to manufacture ceramic anilox rolls and sleeves in India. The company provides its products to narrow web flexo, offset, corrugated, stack flexo, CI flexo and film coating line segments.

Sandeep Sharma, director of Acme Rolltech, says: ‘Our USP is quality and service lead time. Previously, anilox rolls in India were imported from Europe, the US and China, so the lead time was 45-60 days or more. We provide our products within 15-20 days.’

The new engraving machine was supplied by UK-based Applied Laser Engineering. The order was placed in 2021 and the machine is now at the company’s plant in Ahmedabad. Acme will also add new equipment for pre- and post-processing. The new investment will allow Acme Rolltech to double production from 200 to 400 anilox rolls a month. Half of that total goes to narrow web labels and the rest is split between the other segments.

Acme has introduced two new products – anilox rolls for high opacity white ink to replace screen printing and a raised embossing effect. Additionally, Acme plans for the new machine are to introduce next generation heavy deposition coating rolls for films and paper flexo and offset coating applications.

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