The German company said that Cosmo Films, an Indian manufacturer of packaging and label films, will install a new BOPP film production line from Brückner Maschinenbau at its Aurangabad plant in a press release dated 17 November. The line is 10.4 meters wide and has a production speed of 600 meters per minute.
Cosmo chief executive officer Pankaj Poddar says, “The new 5-layer line for the manufacture of BOPP specialty films at our Aurangabad location will be the largest of its kind in the world and will allow us to expand our sales within the specialty markets.”
Chairman and managing director Ashok Jaipuria adds, “To go again with our long-term partner Brückner is simply a logical step. We have been working together based on trust for many years and have successfully managed large projects. The current example is our first BOPET film line, which is in the final stages of commissioning – Here, too, the cooperation is trusting and close, and in this spirit, we will also take over in our new BOPP project.”
Cosmo Films had first announced about the new BOPP line in September this year. The company had said that the line would require an investment of Rs 350 crore and will be funded through internal accruals.
Cosmo Films, established in 1981, is a global leader in specialty films for packaging, lamination, labeling, and synthetic paper. The product portfolio includes BOPP and CPP films, and soon BOPET films too. Today, the company is the largest exporter of BOPP films from India and the largest producer of thermal lamination films globally. Its customer base is spread in more than 100 countries, with manufacturing units in India, Korea, and Japan.