The interesting recent investments of Constantia Flexibles in the pharma sector form a trip through Europe with stops in Germany, Spain and the UK. What unites all of these locations is that investments have been made in state-of-the-art technology ...
In Remshalden near Stuttgart, Constantia Fromm prints blister packaging, childproof laminates and sachet foils. The printing of blister packaging with ethanol based inks is a proven technique but an increase of production brings about a corresponding increase in consumption of the required printing inks and therefore the amount of solvents contained in the exhaust air increases. This is why a so-called RTO system to clean the exhaust air was also installed here last year, after a successful RTO-installation in Sittingbourne. RTO designates a process in which the solvents are rendered harmless through oxidation.
The production locations of Constantia Tobepal in Burgos and Logroño in northern Spain are quite some distance from Stuttgart and investments have also been made here in state-ofthe- art technology in the form of a Euromac TB3-08. This brand new slitting machine significantly increases performance - especially through the high stability of the slitting process and speeds of up to 750 meters per minute. In addition, the slitting machine is also able to produce jumbo rolls with a special carrier, in addition to small rolls, which makes this equipment versatile for customer requirements.
At Constantia Sittingbourne in southeast UK an investment was also made in a state-of-the-art roll slitting machine, the Universal X6t. Finding the right machine wasn’t easy here because the product range of Constantia Sittingbourne is broad, extending from thin aluminum foils to multi-layer and correspondingly thick laminates. The Universal X6t has proved itself to be quite flexible here and also offers an entire series of additional benefits, including a high speed of up to 600 meters per minute and low changeover times since the next set of cores can be loaded while the machine is running and the knives are automatically set.