South Africa-based M-Tech Plastics is investing in converting equipment to meet the stringent service strategy and to enhance its flexible packaging operations.
M-Tech Plastics managing director Barry Le Roux said the company ventured into equipment purchases in line with its expansion plans.
"This includes a recently installed Titan ER610 compact slitter rewinder, supplied in collaboration with Beswick Machinery, the local agent for Atlas Converting Equipment in the UK. We also plan to place orders for a Nordmeccanica Super-Combi coater/laminator and a Rotomec ELS ten-colour gravure press, both scheduled for delivery in 2013," Roux said.
The Titan ER610 is said to be a high-performance slitter rewinder designed to run at a production speed of 450m/min and with capability to handle a minimum 35mm slit width, with a rewind diameter of 610mm, according to labelsandlabeling.com.
The 1650mm web width machine has an integral edge-trim extraction system and an integral shaftless unwind for a maximum 1000mm diameter roll, high-speed HMI control system with a 10" touchscreen terminal, non-language symbols, compact flash memory and fault diagnostics.
The company, established in 1990, is a converter of flexible plastic packaging materials. It produces gravure printed BOPP, PET, PVC, PE and paper, as well as duplex and triplex laminations.