POLIGAL PURCHASE FIRST BOBST ALOX METALLIZER FOR EUROPEAN BOPP MARKET
High Demand for AlOx Coated Film
The General K5000 2850 with BOBST AlOx capability will be the first to be supplied in Europe for the BOPP market due to the increasing demand for high barrier transparent film to satisfy consumers' requirements for product visibility along with a longer shelf life. Poligal have chosen the K5000 because of its innovative process approach which enables switching rapidly from Standard Aluminium to AlOx metallizing at the touch of a button.
Poligal is one of the leading European manufacturers of BOPP film with a capacity of 50.000 tonnes a year of BOPP and 12.000 tonnes a year of CPP. With over 20 years' experience and production plants In Spain and Portugal, the company provides flexible film solutions for consumer products and industrial applications. Capacity will increase this year to 100.000 tonnes a year with a new production plant in Skarbimierz (Poland).
The BOBST machine will help Poligal to achieve their ambitious expansion plans for the Group which also involves a new green field investment and a new BOPP film line in Poland. With this new equipment Poligal increases film metallization capacity above 10.000 tonnes a year.
Commenting on the investment José Luis Doldan (Chief Operational Officer) from Poligal said "When we decided to purchase our first metallizer for the Portugal plant we wanted a machine with AlOx production capabilities which was already a proven solution in the market. The BOBST machine has a great reputation as a leader in the AlOx market and with the ability to perform a quick changeover from Aluminium to AlOx (and vice versa) this machine is ideal for our requirements".
Poligal Joins BOBST AlOx Conversion Project
In addition to purchasing a new K5000 Metallizer, Poligal has also joined the BOBST integrated AlOx Conversion Project as part of a broad team of leading players in the industry.
The objective of the project for BOBST is to develop a full turnkey solution for the conversion of AlOx transparent barrier films. The project has brought together world leading names in both raw material solutions (coatings, inks and adhesives), film producers, converters and machinery platform providers (slitters, metallizers, coating machines, printing machine and laminators).
The arrival of Poligal to the Conversion Project with their innovative approach and unique formulations in the market will allow BOBST to make steady progress in the pursuit of a robust AlOx based solution utilising a polyolefin based transparent substrate.