Kanpur’s Sparsh Industries invests in two Bobst vacuum metallisers

By 27 Jun 2019

Kanpur-based Sparsh Industries has purchased two new vacuum metallisers from Bobst, a K5 Expert 3300mm with AluBond and a K4000 1650mm for the production of metallised CPP.

The company also needed to increase capacity for PET films, so the investment in K5 Expert, which is the highest productivity metalliser in the world

Ashutosh Agarwal, CEO, Sparsh Industries, said, “We have had a long and successful relationship with Bobst over the last ten years, including the upgrade and relocation of one of our existing machines last year. When we decided to purchase two new metallisers, we were confident that Bobst could meet our requirements and we were also impressed with the AluBond.”

The two machines will be installed later this year. With this, Sparsh will now have four Bobst metallisers, the first one of which was purchased ten years ago.

Established in 2009, Sparsh Industries manufactures and supplies polyester films marketed under the Sparshpet brand. The company has a R&D and testing facilities for the purpose of process innovation and product development. Sparsh metallised films are available in different optical densities for various applications.

The company has recently expanded its offering, and beside PET, will now also offer CPP films. CPP is a heat-sensitive film and therefore requires careful handling. The Bobst K4000 incorporates the Bobst renowned winding mechanism and has been designed to handle a wide variety of films, in particular heat-sensitive and thin-gauge films, making it an ideal choice for Sparsh.

The company also needed to increase capacity for PET films, so the investment in K5 Expert, which is the highest productivity metalliser in the world. The addition of the AluBond process which achieves high bonding strength on any substrate with metal adhesion values of up to 5N/15MM gives Sparsh a competitive advantage as they are able to produce film with a high bonding strength through the metallisation process without the need for chemically treated films.

In addition, Bobst also worked with Sparsh last year to assist with upgrading and relocation of one of the existing machines to a new factory. A team of Bobst specialists worked on the K5000 machine to upgrade it and then handled the relocation to ensure a minimal effect as possible on production.

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