Cosmo Films has started up its 10th 10.4-meter BOPP line, an installation that is expected to increase its annual capacity by 40 percent, taking it to 1.96 lakh MT. The company’s current annual capacity stands at 1.36 lakh MT.
The new line has been commissioned ahead of its schedule and has been installed at company’s existing facility at Karjan, near Vadodara, India. This new line is the most advanced line available in the market today in terms of its width and output, and is the first 10.4-meter line to be installed in the country. The line is equipped to deliver both superior quality products with minimized scratches, oil or additive spots and high surface energy as well as consistent quality due to automatic changeovers. The line is also capable of producing films as thick as 80 microns to cater to segments like textiles which require thicker films.
The new line is part of a series of expansions which have been announced in the last year by the company for both its India operations and its subsidiaries in U.S. and Korea.
“The high-speed line equipped with automated changeovers and automatic consumption of waste will not only lead to an increase in power savings, but also help the company with its overall operational efficiencies,” says Pankaj Poddar, Cosmo Films CEO. “The new line is expected to contribute to substantial growth in sales and profit.”