The move highlights Treofan's strategy to invest heavily in the latest technology to modernize its manufacturing plants. The new Bobst metalizer in the Mexico plant follows the installation of an 8.2m BOPP film line back in 2007, also in Mexico, and more recently in October 2015, the new 8.7m BOPP film line installed in the German plant.
Treofan is a high-end specialty BOPP film producer with a clearly differentiated product portfolio, including solutions for packaging, labels and tobacco industries, as well as technical films for electronic applications. The Treofan group employs around 1,100 people around the world at four production sites in Germany, Italy and Mexico. The company's products are sold in more than 90 markets worldwide.
The installation of this new Bobst K5000 3,650mm machine reinforces the trend in the market for film producers to produce wider and wider metalized film, which results in high output and reductions in cost leading to higher productivity.
This addition to the Bobst wide web metalizers already in the market again demonstrates Bobst's ability to be at the forefront of innovation in the wide web market. The K5000 is equipped to run large diameters at high speeds while maintaining the cool temperature of the film and protecting the barrier.
"The purchase of this new Bobst metalizer is in line with Treofan's strategy to grow in the Americas," explains Allan Crighton, chief operations officer, Americas, from Treofan. "The new metalizer allows us to further strengthen our position as one of the leading suppliers of high performance BOPP films in the region."