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M-Tech Plastics invests in converting equipment to enhance flexible packaging operations

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

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.