Rahil (CPP) Films invests in BOBST K5 VISION



Rahil (CPP) Films Pvt. Ltd, which is based in Gujarat, India, has purchased a BOBST K5 VISION 2450mm – the first vacuum metallizer for the company out of the portfolio of the Swiss traditional machinery supplier. The line is intended for the production of metallized CPP films. Rahil produces metallized CPP film for the food packaging industry and supplies to both domestic and overseas customers; due to the increased demand for this type of film, Rahil needed to increase their capacity by purchasing a new metallizer.

As CPP is a very heat sensitive film, it requires careful handling; the BOBST K5 VISION is claimed to be the perfect machine for this as it has been designed to handle a wide variety of film types in particularly thin gauge and heat sensitive films and can run at up to 840m/min, making it ideal for CPP and PE film producers. The machine which incorporates a Ø600mm drum provides better film cooling due to the increased surface area of the drum, with additional cooling provided by the 2-zone gas wedge which provides better conduction of heat between the substrate and the drum which is important for these thermally sensitive materials.

Gaurav Mehta, CEO of Rahil (CPP) Films, comments: “When we decided to increase our vacuum metallizing 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.”