Henkel India’s new industrial adhesives business head

Sunil Kumar joins Henkel India

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Henkel India’s new industrial adhesives business head

Demo and trials of the dual turret Roboslit slitter-rewinderSP Ultraflex bags two orders at Open HouseRiding on the company’s success at Plastindia 2015, SP Ultraflex conducted an Open House in the middle of May for the benefit of those who could not visit Plastindia and also for those who wanted to see the dual turret Roboslit slitter-rewinder in greater detail. Initially planned to take place from 18 to 23 May 2015, the event had to be extended for another week to accommodate the special requests of customers who were unable to attend on the initial dates but keen to attend and take trials on the machine. Invitees saw the machine’s performance at SP’s premises under simulated production environments, processing large quantities of material supplied by customers. The event also provided SP with a platform to interact and exchange information and views with industry experts and clarify their doubts about the dual turret rewinding technology.Visitors at the SP Ultraflex Open HouseAccording to Biku Kohli, director of SP Ultraflex, the event met the prime objective of demystifying turret rewinding technology when applied to slitter-rewinders. One customers at the event said, “The event has been an eye-opener, although we have been aware of turret rewinds on slitters for quite some time, we assumed that our options were limited to European makes and hence, prohibitively expensive. After seeing the Roboslit running live at 700 metres a minute, changing from set to set in 30 seconds flat, we have woken up to the availability of this technology right in our backyard, at surprisingly affordable prices.”

The Open House saw nine companies represented by 24 visitors including top-level technocrats, technical team members and skilled operating staff. These visitors represented converters, manufacturers of multilayer PE films, manufacturers of FMCG commodities, leaders of flexible packaging industry and manufacturers of specialty films.

Kohli disclosed that two customers, the first a converter and the other, a manufacturer of multilayer PE films, have signed contracts after satisfactory trials of the Roboslit machine on material supplied by them. As talks with other customers continue, further orders are in the offing, Kohli added.

Although the prime focus was on the Roboslit RL dual turret slitter-rewinder, other models from the company’s slitter-rewinder range were also on display – the Primaslit series of duplex slitter-rewinders with both front and rear loading variants – the Primaslit FL and the Primaslit RL respectively.

Moreover, on the floor were the high-speed (700 metres a minute) modular, duplex slitter-rewinders of the Ultraslit series – the Ultraslit FSU with a free standing unwind and the Ultraslit OHP with an overhead path. “The Web Inspection Rewinder, WIR REV, also drew considerable attention as more and more quality conscious clients are focussed on minimizing wastage and attaining uninterrupted production runs,” Kohli concluded.