Sanraj’s commitment to sustainability with W&H blown-film

Sanraj Polyprinters LLP is elevating industry standards with its adoption of the Windmoller & Holscher Varex II blown film line, marking a leap forward in technological innovation

07 Mar 2024 | By Abhay Avadhani

The machine is celebrated for its productivity, flexibility, and sustainability, offering film quality and high output rates

With an annual capacity of 15,000 MT, Sanraj Polyprinters is dedicated to surpassing client expectations through sustainable packaging options. The company’s recent investment in the Windmoller & Holscher Varex II blown film line aims to maintain a competitive edge and uphold its mission of delivering superior quality solutions.

Before the acquisition of this blown film line, Jayesh Kansagra, director of Sanraj Polyprinters, had told the WhatPackaging? team, “We want to ensure superior quality lamination, which the company has invested in high-speed solventless laminators and one solvent-based laminator with an offline registered cold seal application facility.”

According to Kansagra, the decision to adopt the W&H Varex II machine signifies a commitment to enhancing customer service and aligning with sustainable practices.

Overall, Sanraj Polyprinters' investment in the blown film line represents not only a technological advancement but also a strategic initiative to lead the industry in excellence and sustainability.

Jayesh Kansagra says, “We are engaging in discussions with our customers in India regarding packaging solutions, particularly focusing on sustainable options. At our plant, we are conducting trials related to sustainable packaging practices. Additionally, we are actively informing our customers about the latest trends and innovations in flexible packaging to keep them updated and engaged.”

Talking about the machine details and where it is being installed, he says, “The machines being installed are the Windmoller & Holscher Varex II models. They are being installed at a new factory, located approximately seven kilometres away from our existing facility in Rajkot.”

Kansagra says that the decision to invest in a blown film line was prompted by the current reliance on purchasing LDPE film from a third-party vendor for the company’s flexible packaging needs. “Recognising the importance of innovating our LDPE film to be more environmentally friendly, we concluded that investing in our own blown film line was essential,” he adds.

This move aligns with Sanraj’s expansion strategy and commitment to sustainability, allowing it to have control over the production process and develop eco-friendly packaging solutions in-house.

Team Sanraj signing the contract with W&H

The machine is celebrated for its productivity, flexibility, and sustainability, offering film quality and high output rates. The integration of W&H’s Easy2Change module further enhances its capabilities, streamlining product changeovers and ensuring reproducible high film quality. 

Sanraj Polyprinters did explore similar machines from various manufacturers in Europe and India. The company informs us that prior to finalising the W&H Blown film line, key factors considered included the output capacity, product quality, in-process wastage and crucially, the availability of service engineers in India.

Sanraj, based on its analysis, anticipates that after the arrival and installation of the blown-film line, it helps the company in business in terms of saving time, quality, increase in number of clients and profitability.

Sanraj has a raft of rotogravure presses, each capable of printing up to eight colours. In addition to the presses, Sanraj has two high-speed PE extrusion lamination machines and one PP extrusion lamination machine.

The company, renowned for its ISO 22000 and BRCGS-certified quality and commitment to sustainability, aims to redefine packaging solutions while prioritising product integrity and environmental responsibility.

Varex II - At a glance

Windmoller & Holscher has been producing blown film lines since 1967 and has set new standards, such as the development of the internal bubble cooling system and the oscillating haul-off.

Some of the typical application areas for Varex II include; consumer packaging: with food-contact, non-food contact, industrial packaging, and specialties, like barrier, stretched film (MDO), sticky film and wide film.

The line comes in with Ruby software which aids in retrieving machine data and analysing it to improve productivity and efficiency.

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