India-based Dharampal Satyapal Group (DS Group) is set to buy two Titan ER610 compact slitter/rewinders from Atlas Converting Equipment for its flexible-packaging operations located in Guwahati, in the state of Assam.
In September 2012, DS Group will install the two new slitters in the Assam facility which has a production capacity of 3,600mt/yr.
The new slitter/rewinders will consist of one 1350mm and one 1650mm machine with an option of a maximum running speed at 550mpm, and will also be equipped with a static control system and edge-trim extraction system.
With a minimum slit width of 35mm, rewind diameters can be up to 610mm.
Bhuvnesh Gupta, technical director at Avichal Buildcon, a DS Group subsidiary, said the company installed a gravure printing press and laminator together with Titan SR8 slitter/rewinders in 2007.
"We are looking forward to further increasing our slitting capacity within the next few months," Gupta said.
The Assam plant, which began operations in 2007, produces printed and laminated flexible packaging and pouches for a range of products including snack foods, shampoo and other consumer products.
DS Group has presence in sectors including food and beverages, hospitality, chewing tobacco, packaging, agro-forestry, rubber thread, power, sheet steel and cement.
The group currently has 24 manufacturing sites located in various parts of the country, including New Delhi, Noida, Himachal Pradesh, Assam and Tripura.