Production Speed Increase – Printing/Lamination

A major international Flexible Packaging Company wanted to improve the print and drying quality and substantially increase production speed in their Turkish factory.

The cluster Director and Technical Manager developed a “quick wins” strategy with Operational.

The first step was to establish the current situation for the Nordmeccanica Lamination process. Operational established the facts affecting production by carrying out a detailed survey then recommended a programme of process optimisation developed from the evaluation of the information.

The work involved controlling airflow; installing safety measures such as LEL monitoring and dryer upgrades to improve drying efficiency.

These actions provided greatly increased throughput and improved product quality leading to reduction in overtime working; press speeds increased from 140 m/min to 200 m/min and improved solvent retention figures (below 10 mg/m2) were achieved.

Similar work was carried out on a Rotomec Laminator achieving similar results and a reduction in exhaust air sent to abatement of 42%.

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Outcomes

Customer: Major International Printing Company.

Initial Situation: Inconsistent process conditions, poor product quality and low production speeds.

Solution: Process optimisation; dryer technology upgrades; installation of safety systems.

Client Benefits: Production speed increased 42%; Overtime slashed. Product quality improved. Energy consumption reduced.

Payback: 1.5 years.

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