SMI opts for three Matho waste management systems

Mumbai-based labelstock manufacturer SMI Coated Products has acquired three Matho waste management systems for its 25,000 sqm production site in Ambernath.

05 Jun 2021 | By WhatPackaging? Team

(L-r) Rohit and Ajay Mehta of SMI Coated Products

Rohit Mehta, director, SMI, said, “We continuously strive to invest in sustainable, cleanroom manufacturing and environmentally conscious practices. The installation of the Matho waste management systems is a step in that direction.”

The slitting trims or matrix waste covered in adhesive attract dust and bacteria, which causes health hazards. In addition, this waste also occupies substantial space that can be used for production purposes. Thus, SMI will use the German manufacturer Matho’s expertise in waste management systems to extract this label waste from the slitting machine or die-cutting station through suction.

The extracted waste will then be transferred to the central unit for shredding the self-adhesive remains, while ensuring that it doesn't stick to the sides and clog the pipes. The company claims that the waste is collected in bags in highly compacted form for easy disposal.

The sale of the waste management systems was handled by Weldon Celloplast, Matho’s exclusive agent in India.

Kanwardeep Sahni, managing director, Weldon Celloplast, said, “SMI is an industry leader which demands and opts for the best. It is a prestigious sale for us to have been preferred by industry stalwart Ajay Mehta.” 

SMI boasts its capacity to covert 1,350 tonnes of paper monthly with seven coaters. The company produces 100-million sqm of labelstock per annum, exporting to 22 countries with a slitting and distribution company established in Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE.