Gujarat-based Rahil invests in Bobst K5 VISION

Rahil (CPP) Films based in Gujarat, India has purchased its first Bobst vacuum metallizer, a K5 VISION 2450 mm for the production of metallized CPP film. The company produces metallized CPP film for the food packaging industry and supplies to both domestic and overseas customers. The new metallizer will fulfill the increased demand for this type of film.

Handling of heat sensitive films
As CPP is a very heat sensitive film, it requires careful handling. The Bobst K5 VISION is designed to handle a wide variety of film types in particular thin gauge and heat sensitive films and can run at up to 840 m/min, making it ideal for CPP and PE film producers. The machine which incorporates a Ø600 mm 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.

Rahil chose Bobst due to their know-how in the area of metallizing heat-sensitive films and the innovations the K5 VISION has in this area as well as the fact that they view Bobst as the best European brand of vacuum metallizers.

Gaurav Mehta, CEO of Rahil (CPP) Films commenting on the new machine, said “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”

Rahil (CPP) Films  was set up in 2013 and is well-known for supplying an extensive assortment of high quality CPP films. Films are manufactured from high quality materials using the advanced machines and latest technology. The large production capacity and well-equipped warehousing unit enables supplying of films in bulk quantities which can be customized to the customers’ specifications.