Converting bioplastic films takes center stage at open house


Some 170 plastics packaging professionals joined officials from plastic film converting machinery manufacturer Rotomec at that company's open house last month. Starring at the event were film conversion lines highlighting the potential for rotogravure printing and laminating of bioplastic films.

Rotomec's open house was at the company's technology center in S. Giorgio Monferrato, Italy, from June 15 - 17. The theme of the open house, "Sustainable Technologies & Biodegradable Materials," is a hot one, naturally, and no doubt helped push the visitor attendance higher, even as the dates of the event competed with the Rosupack packaging exhibition in Moscow and with a traditional vacation week in Germany, which meant less people from those areas made the trip to Italy during the 3 days of the Open House. The company told PlasticsToday, though, that quite a few visited Rotomec the following week. In addition to seeing the gravure printing and laminating demonstrations with biodegradable materials, many converters were especially interested in the opportunity for a close look at the Rotomec SL 1000 laminator, shown for the first time, added those company officials....
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