OPP Film has invested in the second BOBST metallizer due to the cost and production savings which can be achieved by wide-web metallization on commodity-grade BOPP. The high production efficiency will enable the company to achieve cost leadership in an extremely competitive market with very tight margins, BOBST says.
Due to its reliability, the BOBST K5000 metallizer has become the preferred choice in the industry for wide-web applications where uptime is critical. The BOBST renowned winding mechanism and its highly dynamic, heat-management system ensure quality standards are rigorously met without winding defects or roll blocking. The ECO Mode system allows metallization at the lowest possible cost as the system helps to reduce energy consumption by up to 50% during changeover.
OPP Film El Salvador is the latest addition to the Oben Holding Group portfolio. The rapidly expanding group first began production of BOPP film in 1991 in Ecuador. In 2003, OPP Film Peru was established and since then there has been further rapid expansion through a carefully designed investment strategy in new film lines and acquisition of regional groups with strong strategic fit. The Group is now present in over 25 countries; the latest addition being the El Salvador greenfield site which is expected to be fully operational in early 2016.
Commenting on the purchase, Erik Sosa, technical director-Oben Group, says, “The BOBST K5000 4,450-mm machine installed in our factory in Peru has been a massive success for us right from the start and allowed us to increase our output whilst making significant cost savings in the production of our metallized BOPP films. It was natural for us to approach BOBST to produce an identical machine for our new plant in El Salvador.”
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