Ravi Kagathara of Rahil Foam said, “Our vision is to be among the top-ranking manufacturers of hygiene films at the domestic as well as global level, by providing consistent quality products with competitive cost to ensure that our customers’ products are successful in the market.”
He added that the company chose W&H as its partner with the Miraflex II CI Flexo press to achieve its goal of being the best and most reliable supplier to its customers.
The machine is successfully running at speeds up to 500-m/min at the company shopfloor.
Rahil Foam, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, manufactures cast PE breathable films, cast PE non-breathable films and cast PE embossed films under its premier brand Rhyfeel.
The Indian hygiene industry has been growing at a rapid pace and is currently pegged at over USD 1-billion. The majority share of this growing market consists of backsheet films and outer packaging, used for hygiene products such as diapers, sanitary napkins and adult incontinence products.
This growth is driven by factors such as increasing birth rate, higher disposable income and greater hygiene awareness.
W&H was one of the few companies to foresee the tremendous growth potential in this segment and developed certain technologies in the machines to aid critical applications in the hygiene space. Whether it is films for outer diaper packaging, or producing highly sensitive backsheet films, to successfully print on them at high consistent speeds, customers have placed their trust on W&H machines to do the job for them.
Abhiroop Chakraborty, W&H said, “With more than 800 installations globally, the Miraflex is among the most appreciated presses in India among converters catering to an array of applications, including lamination, hygiene film, pharma applications, surface printed films, etc, capable of printing speeds up to 600-mpm. It becomes even more impressive when the machine can handle critical jobs such as printing on highly sensitive 12-gsm breathable backsheet films at high speeds.”
Equipped for Packaging 4.0, the latest Miraflex II is known for its operator friendliness, superior print quality, and shorter changeover times and it comes with features such as Turbo Clean, an efficient inking and wash-up system; Easy-Col, an intelligent colour matching and ink management system; Vision, an intelligent, intuitive and integrated web inspection system; and Easy-Set/ Reg for superior impression and register setting.