Cosmo Films’ Export Oriented Unit Becomes Self Sufficient
Cosmo Films’ export oriented unit (EOU) enters into its second expansion phase. The company has just finished installing two additional lines in its EOU plant in Shendra, India. The development signifies that the EOU can now manufacture the entire gamut of speciality films offered by the company for packaging, label and lamination applications, all under one roof.
The first addition is a 2 meter-wide state-of-the-art chemical coating line, to which the company intends to shift all its coated products like face stock for self-adhesive labels, velvet and scuff-free lamination films and high barrier films. A line camera has also been installed to detect any manufacturing defects during production, thus ensuring only quality output. With this latest addition, Cosmo now has 5 chemical coating lines, taking the annual coating capacity of the company to 10,000 tonnes.
The second addition is that of a 2.4-meter-wide metallizer, which augments the company’s capability to produce the complete range of metallised films, including the high barrier metallised films. This addition takes the annual metallizing capacity of company to 15,000 tonnes.
These additions in the EOU, coupled with the existing extrusion coating lines, now complement the 8.7-meter BOPP line, making Shendra EOU 100% self-sufficient.
“We are excited by these new additions in Shendra,” says S Satish, global head, sales and marketing, Cosmo Films. “Shendra’s self-sufficiency will have a significant impact on the turnaround times and productivity of our value-added films, thus improving our service standards for global customers”
These additional investments have been made in the wake of the buoyant response received by the company while servicing all its export customers from the BRC-certified EOU.
The facility is also the benchmark for Cosmo’s commitment to sustainability. The plant has been designed to maximise the usage of natural light, leading to significant energy savings. The plant also has a sophisticated ETP, which ensures zero discharge of effluents. The products coming out of the plant conform to all global compliance standards.