Treofan installs 3.6m-wide Bobst metallizer in Mexico

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Treofan has installed a 3.6m-wide Bobst K5000 metallizer, which replaces two old and inefficient metallizers.

The move highlights Treofan’s strategy to invest heavily in the latest technology to modernize its manufacturing plants. The Bobst K5000 in the Mexico plant follows the installation of a 8.2m BOPP film line back in 2007, also in Mexico, and more recently an 8.7m BOPP film line installed in Germany.

Allan Crighton, chief operations officer for the Americas at Treofan, said: ‘The purchase of this new Bobst metallizer is in line with Treofan’s strategy to grow in the Americas. The new metallizer allows us to further strengthen our position as one of the leading suppliers of high performance BOPP films in the region.’

The installation of this 3650mm-wide Bobst K5000 adds to the number of Bobst wide web metallizers already sold. Bobst stated that this reinforces the trend in the market for film producers to produce wider and wider metallized film, resulting in high output and reductions in cost leading to higher productivity.