Cosmo Films has commissioned a new cast polypropylene (CPP) line and fourth metalizer at its facility located in Vadodara in the Indian state of Gujarat.
It is the company's second CPP line and fourth metalizer, both having annual capacity of 7500 MT.
The new lines will help the company to increase its annual CPP films capacity from 1800MT to 9300MT, while the metalized films from15000MT to 22,500MT
With 2.85m and five layers, the CPP line has been installed to manufacture speciality films, specifically barrier films, for different packaging applications. It can be used in multilayer combinations.
The new 2.85m metalizer is installed with advanced control monitoring system and closed loop auto deposition control system.
Karjan facility already includes biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) lines, extrusion coating and chemical coating lines, as well as metalizer.
Cosmo Films CEO Pankaj Poddar said: “Apart from being a focussed BOPP player over the years, we have made significant efforts in recent times to become a complete film solution provider with more and more films to offer along with various value added services.
“Moreover there has been a dearth of organised CPP players in the market and with the expansion of our capacity; we shall be better suited to serve our customers.”
Cosmo Films, which was founded in 1981, produces speciality films for packaging, lamination and labeling applications.
The company is also planning to produce biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) films, in addition to BOPP films and CPP films.
With plant cum distribution centres in the US, Korea and Japan, the firm is claimed to be the largest producer of thermal laminating films across the globe.
Image: Cosmo Films has commissioned a new CPP line and metalizer at Karjan facility in Vadodara. Photo: courtesy of Cosmo Films Limited.