As appearing in Modern Plastics Magazine
Brampton Engineering: A major partner in Indian Barrier Film
Established in Brampton, Canada, Brampton Engineering (BE) is a global leader in the development of multi-layer blown film coextrusion equipment.
Having successfully aligned itself in European and certain Asian markets, BE is focusing on growing and fostering its presence in the burgeoning Indian barrier film market. From February 5-10, BE will be attending the International Plastics Exhibition and Conference, or PlastIndia 2015, (www.plastindia.org ). One of the most significant Plastics Exhibitions in the world, Plastindia 2015 is expected to be the largest staging to date in its 9th edition, bringing together about 150,000 business visitors and 2,000 top class exhibitors from across 40 nations at a showcase extending across 125,000 square meters.
An exciting time for the Indian flexible packaging industry, with new support for foreign direct investment, the plastics processing industry planning to deploy more than 180,000 machines, and its goal to become one of the world’s preferred processing hubs over the next few years all driving the demand packaging sector.
BE already has four major partnerships with Indian barrier packaging companies, including Vishakha Polyfab, located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. New BE innovative solutions, robustly engineered technology, a commitment to excellence and high quality standards provide the competitive edge Vishakha is renowned for in the industry, and will ensure Vishakha can maintain their leader position in the barrier packaging market in India and abroad.
“BE and Vishakha Polyfab, two innovators in the industry, have been partners for over a decade with Vishakha purchasing India’s first BE 9-layer multi-layer barrier blown film line,” says Gary Hughes, President and CEO of BE. “Our close and productive collaboration enabled us to grow together and we are looking forward to Vishakha’s continued success in leading the multi-layer barrier blown film industry in the region.”
Growth driven by the packaging sector in India has established India as one of the most sought after barrier film manufacturing markets in the world. Indeed, it is in the Top 3 largest global markets, and as such, barrier film manufacturers have gravitated towards BE’s innovative technology.
Known for its pioneering technology, BE has an impressive roster of “firsts” on its resume, including the distinction of being the first company to deliver complete 8, 9, 10, and recently, 11-layer blown film systems in air-blown and water-quenched lines. From die technology, water-quenched technology, 11-layer film, and more, BE ‘s patented cutting edge technology and commitment to innovative solutions has proven to enable its partners in barrier packagingproduce a full range of high-performance blown films all over the world—allowing them to capture new markets, enhance profitability, and sharpen their competitive edge.
BE’s blown film line, AeroFrost® , for example, has been widely received for its ability to stand up to a diverse flexible packaging market. Fast job changeovers, requiring less start-up time and product waste minimisation, have made AeroFrost® an unrivalled system in the blown film arena. Likewise, BE’s AquaFrost® line, which uses water-quenching technology in the extrusion process, is the system of choice for manufacturers seeking advantages of cast and conventional blown film, with improved clarity and thermoformability, balance orientation, and increased flexibility with less resins.
Both systems are configured with BE’s Streamlined Coextrusion Die (SCD®) in both its conventional configuration and FlexSTACK® for unsurpassed film and roll quality. Designed to prevent premature degradation of thermally sensitive materials better than any other die technology, these dies are much easier to clean because of its unique “O” cross section between the distribution channels and spirals, which allow for rapid purge times, maintenance, and changeovers—prioritizing the film’s flatness in the way in which it distributes the polymer melt. BE’s unique scalable and versatile design offers temperature isolation, down gauging within layers, and reduced capital costs—and ensures a smooth upgrade from seven to 11 layers.
BE’s close and productive collaboration with leaders in the Indian barrier film industry has enabled the company to establish a leading market position in the region, and has led the company to active participation at the events in the area, regularly scheduling visits to its current customers and prospecting new business leads. For more information, visit www.Bramptonengineering.com .
BE will be exhibiting at PlastIndia 2015 at Hall #7, Stall #7P-D8, 150 sq.mt.