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Proplasa, a subsidiary of Grupo GEPP, a Mexican bottling company, has installed flexible packaging machines from Italian manufacturer Amut

amut 20All lines branded AMUT feature in-house designed and manufactured extruders suitable for every application. In this way customers are granted proven successful performances in polymers processing arising from AMUT extensive experience in this field. (Image source: Amut)

“For two years GEPP has been considering to start its own internal production of shrink and stretch film in order to optimise packaging costs for all its dedicated plants around Mexico. The aim of the project is to produce more than 14.000 tonnes per year of shrink film and more than 4.500 tonnes per year of stretch film.”

“The supply includes three co-ex lines for blown PE shrink film, one cast line for the stretch film, one slitting machine, a system for the recovery of flawed rolls, chiller, piping for water distribution plus an intensive training programme for GEPP technicians,” said Riccardo Castello, division sales director at Amut.

With AMUT machines, GEPP will produce shrink and wrapping film for beverage items in order to bundle them.

“We’ve been asked to supply a turnkey project to GEPP, including a local support for the installation, training and After Sales Service in the area of Mexico City,” noted Alberto Rincón, sales manager for Latin America area.

The three blown extrusion lines are identical and each one has a 3-layer shrink PE film configuration, a net width of 2.400 mm and capacity of 800 kg/h with 50 µ of thickness. The latest generation of “rising type” automatic ring performs an extremely precise thickness control with very low tolerance.

The cast line will produce a five-layer stretch film wia th net width of 1.500-mm. The line is based on four extruders with water-cooled drives and the PROWIND 4.0 super-fast winder (speed up to 1.000 m/min) suitable for hand, machines and jumbo rolls.