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  • 27 Jul 2018

Rahil (CPP) Films invests in Bobst K5 Vision

The Bobst K5 Vision has been designed to handle a wide variety of film types in particular thin gauge and heat sensitive films

Rahil (CPP) Films, based in Gujarat, India, has purchased its first Bobst vacuum metallizer, with a 2450mm wide K5 Vision to be used for the production of metallized CPP film.

Rahil (CPP) Films produces metallized CPP film for the food packaging industry and supplies to both domestic and overseas customers. Due to increasing demand for this type of film, the company needed to increase its capacity by purchasing a new metallizer.

As CPP is a very heat sensitive film, it requires careful handling. The Bobst K5 Vision has been designed to handle a wide variety of film types in particular thin gauge and heat sensitive films and can run at up to 840m/min, said to make it ideal for CPP and PE film producers. The machine, which incorporates a 600mm diameter drum, provides enhanced film cooling due to the increased surface area of the drum, with additional cooling provided by the 2-zone gas wedge that provides conduction of heat between the substrate and the drum.

Gaurav Mehta, Rahil (CPP) Films CEO, said: ‘When we decided to increase our vacuum metallizing capacity to meet demand, Bobst was our first choice due to its reputation in the industry. The machine is now installed and is running well and we are confident that we made the right decision, we look forward to continuing our relationship with Bobst in the future.’

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