Atlas lifts film giant’s global expansion

Atlas lifts film giant’s global expansion

Cosmo Films, one of the world’s largest producers of BOPP & thermal laminating films inaugurated has commissioned two atlas slitter rewinders for its greenfield site in Shendra, India.

The company will place one 8.7m wide Atlas CW984AP primary film slitter at the end of a film line and a 2.8m wide Atlas CW800 secondary film slitter for processing narrower widths of BOPP film. Both machines will run at speeds of up to 1000 m/min.

The 8.7m wide high speed film line will produce up to 45,000 tonnes of BOPP film per year, processing thinner gauge films particularly used for lamination in flexible packaging applications. Both Atlas slitter rewinders feature an unwind splice table for high quality splicing and the CW984 primary slitter works with a slit roll conveyor system to transport the rolls to both the Atlas CW800 secondary slitter and the packing/storage facility.

Mr. Sanjay Chincholekar, vice president of sales, marketing and projects for Cosmo Films, says, “We are very pleased with the quick installation and commissioning of the two new film slitters which was carried out by the Atlas Service team based in India.

“We are also pleased to be working in collaboration with Atlas again for our new film line. We now have 12 Atlas film slitters operating in several locations, some of which have been in service for more than 25 years.”

Cosmo Films has its corporate head office in New Delhi and commenced production of BOPP film 33 years ago with the start-up of its first film line in Aurangabad in 1981. It added five more BOPP film lines over the following 20 years at this site and, in 2002, it acquired Gujarat Propack with two more film lines.

In the last 10 years the company has expanded its operations to include several extrusion coating lines and vacuum metallising of various film substrates. In 2011, the company established a new manufacturing plant in South Korea, in addition to its US operations. Since 2008, Cosmo Films has focused on the development of various types of coated film.

In 2013/14, Cosmo Films says it will produce 150,000 tonnes of BOPP film, 40,000 tonnes of thermal film, 20,000 tonnes of coated film and 8,000 tonnes of metallised film which makes it one of the world’s largest producers of plastic film, supplying customers in over 100 countries.


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