Cellpack Packaging empowers in production capacity thanks to the prerogatives of the new Bobst SL 1000.
A turnover of 70 million euros, 400 employees, an output of 15,000 tons of flexible material per year from four production sites located in Germany, Switzerland, France and the Czech Republic. With these figures and an 80 year history, Cellpack Packaging (BBC Group) rightly features among the great printers and converters of flexible packaging.
Its machine yard is structured accordingly, and is updated to the state of the art to be able to cope with the growing volume and variety of work at hand. The most recent addition to Cellpack’s lamination equipment is a Bobst SL 1000 duplex laminator, now operational at the production site of Cellpack Lauterecken GmbH in Germany, installed to replace a 20-year old machine and to increase the facility’s solventless lamination capacity.
The details that guarantee the quality. Bobst laminators in the SL 1000 platform range are dedicated to solventless applications and benefit for the accuracy and consistency of the solventless coating system on the one hand and the performance of the web handling system on the other. The materials’ web tension can be maintained at very low tolerances for a wide spectrum of flexible substrates with different physical properties and varying thicknesses which enables production of consistently high quality laminated structures.
«The web handling capabilities of the SL 1000 – commented Rainer Hellwig, Plant Manager at Cellpack Lauterecken – enable to run a broader range of substrates at high production speed, up to 450 m/min depending on the web combination and process conditions. And they ensure an excellent quality of the finished product».
The user-friendliness of the machine is another point of satisfaction for Cellpack as fastest job setups and changeovers have brought about major improvements in turnaround times, whilst reducing waste at the same time.