The market for CPP films in India is maturing – Anant Gadre

Kanodia brings in significant value addition to its KANCAST-PP portfolio

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CA Vivek Agarwal and Anant Gadre of Kanodia Technoplast. Photo PSA

Kanodia’s Speciality Films Division is one of the select few world-class Cast Polypropylene (CPP) film and metallized and holographic film manufacturers in India. Recently, the Kanodia’s Speciality Films Division made some breakthrough innovations in CPP films under its KANCAST-PP portfolio of films with the introduction of Low SIT (Seal Initiation Temperature) CPP films, Low Gauge CPP films, and Speciality CPP films for extrusion lamination process. The company has an installed capacity of 8,000 MTPA of CPP films, which caters to customers in both domestic and overseas markets as well as its in-house requirement. “We have invested significantly in human resource and in modern technologies for producing high-quality CPP films,” said Anant Gadre, executive president of Kanodia Technoplast.

CPP Line at Kanodia Technoplast with option of 5-layer coextrusion from Reifenhauser, Germany

Low SIT CPP
Typically, a CPP Film is sealable at 115 to 130 degree Celsius temperature whereas the the Low-SIT CPP Film developed by Kanodia is sealable at 95 degree Celsius temperature. “The perennial demand of the product manufacturers to continuously keep increasing their productivity by striving for higher packing line speeds has motivated us to offer CPP films with Low SIT that are tailored to meet the specific needs of a customer. The biggest deterrent in the line speed is the requisite temperature when one is packing on an FFS machine. As the CPP films are not able to reach the sealable temperature quickly, which is relatively higher, the packing line speed decreases. CPP films with SIT value of 95 degree Celsius thus offer the ultimate solution to the product manufacturers because their packing line speed increases. Our Low SIT CPP films ensure complete seal integrity while matching the Very High line-Speed requirements of flow packs on a Horizontal FFS Line or a pouching machine and are available in 15-200 micron range,” explained Gadre.

Custom-built metallizer for CPP films at Kanodia Technoplast a speciality from Applied Materials, Germany