Rahil (CPP) Films adds Bobst K5 Vision vacuum metalliser

Rajkot-based Rahil (CPP) Films, which manufactures cast polypropylene films under the brand name of Rhyeco, has installed its first Bobst vacuum metalliser, a K5 Vision.

27 Jul 2018 | By Rushikesh Aravkar

Gaurav Mehta, chief executive officer, Rahil (CPP) Films, said, “When we decided to increase our vacuum metallising capacity to meet demand, Bobst was our first choice due to their reputation in the industry. The machine is now installed and is running well and we are confident that we made the right decision, we look forward to continuing our relationship with Bobst in the future.”

Rahil (CPP) Films produces metallised CPP film for the food packaging industry and supplies to both domestic and overseas customers. As the market demand rose, Rahil needed to increase its capacity with a new metalliser.

The total production capacity at Rahil is 1,200 metric tonnes per month. With the installation of the new Bobst metalliser, the company has bolstered its metallisation capacity from 350 metric tonnes per month to 800 metric tonnes per month.

The K5 Vision is a 2450mm wide machine for the production of metallised CPP film.

According to Bobst, as CPP is a very heat sensitive film, it requires careful handling. The Bobst K5 Vision has been designed to handle a wide variety of film types in particular thin gauge and heat sensitive films and can run at up to 840 metres per minute, making it ideal for CPP and PE film producers.

The machine incorporates a 600mm diameter drum so as to provide better film cooling thanks to the increased surface area of the drum. The additional cooling is provided by the two-zone gas wedge, which provides better conduction of heat between the substrate and the drum. This is important for thermally sensitive materials.

Established in 2013, Rahil (CPP) Films, has an extensive assortment of CPP films in its portfolio. Its shopfloor is equipped with a 2,000 sqm fully-enclosed clean room workshop.