Dhunseri Poly Films’ new Brückner BOPET line in Panagarh, West Bengal

Two Brückner BOPP lines to be added in 2025-26

252
The 10.5 meter-wide Bruckner BOPET line at Dhunseri Poly Film's plant in Panagarh, West Bengal Image: Dhunseri Poly Films webstie
The 10.5 meter-wide Brückner BOPET line at Dhunseri Poly Film's plant in Panagarh, West Bengal Image: Dhunseri Poly Films webstie

Dhunseri Poly Films PL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dhunseri Ventures Limited, was incorporated in November 2020 for the implementation of a new project for manufacturing of biaxially oriented films. The project discussions and planning with Brückner Maschinenbau took place during a peak phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. At a newly built plant in Panagarh, the installation of the first 10.5 meter-wide BOPET line began in September 2023 with production commencing in December 2023.

Panagarh is about 155 kilometers northeast of Kolkata and just south of Durgapur in West Bengal. In the second phase of expansion, Dhunseri Poly Films is putting up two BOPP (Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene Films) production lines to be installed in the 2025-2026 timeframe.

According to the press information on the Brückner website, the 10.5 meter-wide BOPET line is equipped with Brückner’s unique multi-gap machine direction orienter, realizing high temperature stretching technology for A-grade film quality at a consistent level. Additionally, the advanced sliding chain track system ‘FOK 8.8’ in the transverse direction orienter allows the operation of the BOPET line at high speed constantly. This will significantly reduce chain maintenance and refurbishment thereby increasing the uptime of the line and reducing production costs.

Chandra Kumar Dhanuka, Dhunseri’s chairman and managing director, says, “As a newcomer in the plastics film industry we were looking for an experienced partner and the best technology. Both we found with Brückner. Moreover, our two teams were a wonderful match from the very beginning.”

Johann Kreilinger, head of Sales Middle East, Subcontinent at Brückner Maschinenbau is absolutely happy with the new partnership, “During the entire project, it was an honor to deal with such a highly professionally managed company like Dhunseri. We are therefore even more pleased that the cooperation continues with two upcoming BOPP film lines and are extremely happy to have got the chance to become Dhunseri’s partner for very challenging projects.”

Dhunseri Poly’s parent company Dhunseri Ventures Limited, is a major player in the petrochemical business with plants in India and Egypt. Further, the company had entered into a 50:50 joint venture with Indorama Ventures Public Company, a global chemical producer. The Dhunseri group is headquartered in Kolkata, with business interests in BOPET films, bottle-grade PET resin and tea.

Indorama Ventures, listed in Thailand, is a leading petrochemical producer, with a global manufacturing footprint across Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. The company’s portfolio comprises combined PET, integrated oxides and derivatives, and fibers aimed at several industries including automotive, FMCG and consumer products.

Packaging South Asia — resilient, growing and impactful — daily, monthly — always responsive

The multi-channel B2B in print and digital 17-year-old platform matches the industry’s growth trajectory. The Indian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Middle East packaging industries are looking beyond the resilience of the past three years. They are resuming capacity expansion and diversification, with high technology and automation in new plants and projects.

As we present our 2024 publishing plan, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2024 will exceed 6%. The packaging industry growth will match the GDP growth in volume terms and surpass it by at least 3% in terms of nominal growth allowing for price inflation in energy, raw materials, consumables, and capital equipment.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 45% over the past four years. With orders in place, we expect another 20% capacity addition in 2024 and 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels are growing similarly. As the consumption story returns over the next six months, we expect demand to return and exceed the growth trajectory of previous years. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – and as shown by our analytics, our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

For responsible and sustainable packaging, with its attendant regulations and compliances, there is significant headroom to grow in India and the region. Our coverage includes the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and to waste collection, sorting, and recycling.

We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers. This is a large and complex canvas – the only thing that can work is your agile thinking and innovation together with our continuous learning and persistence.

The coming year looks to be an up year in this region, and this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing communication – in our rich and highly targeted business platform with human resources on the ground. Share your thoughts and plans to inspire and mobilize our editorial and advertising teams!

For editorial info@ippgroup.in — for advertisement ads1@ippgroup.in and for subscriptions subscription@ippgroup.in

– Naresh Khanna (25 October 2023)

Subscribe Now
unnamed 1

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Previous articleExcel Machinery’s die-cutting & blanking machines at Pamex 2024
Next articleXSYS receives FPPA Innovation Excellence Award
Naresh Khanna
Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy. Elected vice-president of the International Packaging Press Organization in May 2023.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here