Cosmo Films has announced installation of a new solvent less lamination machine.
The new machine has been commissioned at company’s existing facility at Karjan, near Vadodara, India which already houses BOPP lines, extrusion coating and chemical coating lines and a metaliser. The installed machine is a Nordmeccanica product which is 1.8 metre wide and can run up to 450 metres for minute speed. The machine can produce multilayer film laminates in any thickness and go as thick as 450 microns. The laminate could be a combination of different materials such as PP, PET, PE, nylon, aluminium foil or paper. A dedicated sheet cutter of the same width has also been installed next to the machine to process its output.
As the machine can laminate structures as thick as 450 microns, it would help the company serve customers requiring thick film laminates. Some of the applications areas of thick laminates include graphic arts, baggage tags, retort and stand up pouches, high strength hanging labels, aseptic boxes and luncheon trays, composites for construction and auto segment. The machine could also help company with the research and development testing during new product development process.
Speaking on the development Pankaj Poddar, CEO Cosmo Films, said: ‘Solventless lamination machine is the latest addition to our research and development portfolio; also available for our customers having thick lamination needs. Moreover, solvent less lamination being an eco friendly process with no emissions and low energy demands would also help us with our sustainability goals.’