Emperial Films LLP based in India has purchased its first ever vacuum metallizer, a BOBST K5 VISION 2450mm for the production of metallized CPP film. It was installed in their factory in September 2018.
Emperial Films was founded in 2017 and its core business is the production of CPP (cast polypropylene) films including clear, opaque and now metallized CPP for the food packaging industry. The company is part of the Royal Group of Companies, which primarily operates in the plastics industry and has over 20 years’ experience in the manufacture, supply and export of polymers and plastic packaging.
BOBST’s expertise in handling CPP films
BOBST’s reputation and know-how in the area of metallizing heat-sensitive films and the capabilities of the innovative K5 VISION in this area were major factors in Emperial deciding to purchase their first metallizer from BOBST.
CPP is a very heat sensitive film and therefore requires careful handling. K5 VISION 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. It can run up to 840m/min, making it an ideal choice for CPP as well as PE film producers.
The Ø600mm drum provides better film cooling due to the increased surface area of the drum. 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.
Divyang Patel, director of Emperial Films LLP, commenting on the new machine said: “When we decided to purchase a vacuum metallizer, we wanted to purchase from a company that is knowledgeable about CPP films. BOBST is well known in the market for its expertise in the area of metallizing heat sensitive substrates and the K5 VISION seemed perfect for our requirements. Our machine has been operational since September 2018 and we are very happy with its performance and look forward to continuing our relationship with BOBST in the future”.
BOBST will be speaking at the upcoming SHIFT_019 Asian Packaging Conference event in New Delhi, India from 8 to 9 May.