Mumbai headquartered SMI Coated Products Pvt. Ltd., a family managed company headed by Ajay Mehta as Managing Director, India’s largest amongst the indigenous labelstock manufacturers has recently acquired three Matho waste management systems that were installed at their Ambernath unit. SMI that was setup in Daman in 1993 on a 750 square meter industrial plot, is now operating out of 25000 square meter plot with 13000 square meter shopfloor converting 1350 tons per month of paper with seven coaters and producing 100 million square meters of labelstock per annum. SMI is exporting to 22 countries and have setup a slitting cum distribution company in Jebelali Dubai UAE. Rohit Mehta Director of SMI says, “We continuously strive to invest in sustainable, clean room manufacturing and environmentally conscious practices. Installation of Matho waste management systems is a step in that direction.”
In an evolving current scenario, the labels industry is more concerned than ever with having a cleaner and green workplace. Environmentally and socially responsible manufacturers of self-adhesive label material or converters of labels simply do not wish to dump their production waste as garbage, in open or covered spaces. The slitting trims or matrix waste which has tacky adhesive on it and is voluminous is waste that attracts dust and bacteria so is a health a hazard and also occupies expensive space that can be used for productive purposes. German manufacturers Matho offers waste management systems to extract the trims and matrix by suction from the slitting machine or die-cutting station to transport it the main equipment to shred the self-adhesive waste without letting it stick to the sides and clogging the pipes and further blow it on to either collection bags in highly reduced space or compact it for easy disposal.
MATHO Konstruktion & Maschinenbau GmbH is a leading manufacturer of granulators and waste extraction systems in the packaging, converting, and labels industry. Headquartered in Ellwangen, Germany, and with more than 25 years of experience the company focuses on the entire waste handling process. This focus includes the project planning, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of waste extraction systems.
The sale of these Matho systems has been handled by Matho’s exclusive agents in India Weldon Celloplast Limited, New Delhi established in 1982, who are providers of total label manufacturing solutions with exclusive representation of leading international equipment brands as principals. Commenting on this sale, Kanwardeep Sahni (KD) Managing Director of Weldon says, “SMI is an industry leader who is demanding and opting for the best. It is a prestigious sale for us to have been preferred by industry stalwart Ajay Mehta ”.
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