The machine will allow the company to increase efficiency as part of an extension to its Portuguese operations where BOPP and CPP films are produced.
The General K5000 2850 with BOBST A1Ox will be the first to be supplied in Europe for the BOPP market due to demand for high barrier transparent film for product visibility and a longer shelf life.
José Luis Doldan, COO, Poligal, said it chose the K5000 because it can switch from Standard Aluminium to A1Ox metallizing at the touch of a button.
“When we decided to purchase our first metallizer for the Portugal plant we wanted a machine with A1Ox production capabilities which was already a proven technology in the market,” he added.
Poligal has a capacity of 50.000 tonnes a year of BOPP and 12.000 tonnes a year of CPP with production plants in Spain and Portugal.
The BOBST machine will enable Poligal to achieve its expansion plans for the Group which involves a green field investment and a BOPP film line in Poland. With this equipment Poligal will increase its film metallization capacity to 10.000 tonnes a year.