Cosmo Films’s EOU goes self sufficient
Having gone into its second expansion phase, Cosmo has just finished installing two additional lines in their EOU plant in Shendra. The development signifies that the EOU can now manufacture the entire gamut of speciality films offered by the company for packaging, label and lamination applications, all under one roof.
The first addition is a 2 m wide state-of-the-art chemical coating line, to which the company intends to shift all its top-of-the-line coated products like face stock for self-adhesive labels, velvet and scuff free lamination films and high barrier films. A line camera has also been installed to detect any manufacturing defects during production, thus ensuring only quality output. With this latest addition, Cosmo now has 5 chemical coating lines, taking the annual coating capacity of the company to 10,000 tonnes.
The second addition is that of a 2.4 m wide metallizer, which would augment the company’s capability to produce the complete range of metallised films, including the high barrier metallised films. This addition would take the annual metallizing capacity of company to 15,000 tonnes.
These additions in the EOU, coupled with the existing extrusion coating lines, would now complement the 8.7 mtr BOPP line, making Shendra EOU 100% self-sufficient. “We are excited by these new additions in Shendra. Shendra’s self-sufficiency will have a significant impact on the turnaround times and productivity of our value added films, thus improving our service standards for global customers” says S Satish, global head- sales & marketing.
The facility is also the benchmark for Cosmo’s commitment to sustainability. The plant has been designed to maximise the usage of natural light, leading to significant energy saving. The plant also has a sophisticated ETP which ensures zero discharge of effluents.
Established in 1981, Cosmo Films Limited today is one of the global leaders and manufacturers of Bi-axially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films used for packaging, labels and lamination applications.