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W&H's blown film line installed in India for producing hygiene goods
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:15.Dec.2021

The global market volume of breathable films in personal care and hygiene end uses should increase to almost 600 thousand tons by 2026, at a CAGR of 7.0% during the forecast period of 2021-2026. Rapid urbanization, increase in disposable income, in addition to increasing awareness of menstrual health and hygiene, are expected to accelerate the growth of the hygiene products market in India.


Soparkar & Kothari Technologies (S&K) has installed their first project for the hygiene film market and chosen the advanced technology, VAREX II with MDO line, for manufacturing breathable and non-breathable back sheet films. The VAREX II with MDO offering runs at high speed even at low thicknesses of 12 gsm with good stability.


By using a blown film manufacturing process for its diaper films, S&K is taking a step away from conventional cast film extrusion and realizing the global trend toward multilayered blown film line. This is because W&H blown film systems offer cost benefits while maintaining levels of quality.


S&K uses W&H’s VAREX II with MDO line for manufacturing breathable and non-breathable back sheet films.

“Globally we are witnessing a clear trend of companies moving to blown film extrusion technology for their backsheet films. As a high-performance blown film extrusion line, the VAREX II + MDO offers significant efficiency that could prove the key to success here by making the whole process more cost-effective,” stated Gerhard Schoone, Sales Director, W&H.


With 100+ installations globally, W&H’s MDO Technology proven for high quality breathable film along with patented thickness measurement system helps save trim wastages to achieve the best film profile tolerances on winder. Even at high speed of more than 200 m/min the winders are well equipped to produce best quality finished rolls.


Varex II + MDO offers more efficiency and flexibility in terms of:


  • Faster changeovers - more flexibility with respect to multiple widths and thicknesses

  • The neck-in effect users tend to get with cast film production of diaper film doesn’t occur with blown film, thereby reducing trims up to 50%

  • By default, blown film has better mechanical properties than Cast Film in both MD and TD. This enables customer to downgauge by up to 25%



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