BIMO – Irplast BOPP film division in TabExpo 2015
From Oct 20th to 23th in London, UK
BIMO BRINGS INNOVATIVE BOPP FILMS FOR THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY TO LONDON
BIMO – the BOPP division of Irplast – is participating in TabExpo 2015, the new convention that reunites the major players of the tobacco industry. Many of the top international players are already BIMO customers in the European market.
September 24th 2015 – BIMO the BOPP division of Irplast, one of the leading players in the cigarette wrapping sector in Europe, will be exhibiting on Stand B40 – at TabExpo 2015, the convention and exhibition dedicated to technology and packaging for the tobacco industry in Europe, which is scheduled to take place in London, from the 20th to the 23th of October.
BIMO is an Italy-based producer of specialist films in biaxially oriented polypropylene. We supply all the top international cigarette manufacturers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa thanks to over 15 years of experience with the world’s top brand owners.
BIMO operates in an integrated business model in the Irplast group which starts with the extrusion of BOPP films and continues with the printing and converting of finished products like labels, printed pack wraps and adhesive tapes. This integrated model offers huge benefits to customers in terms of rapid and targeted product development, thanks to the possibility to quickly test developments as finished products as they evolve in a completely controlled production cycle.
BIMO offers a wide range of BOPP films in thicknesses from 14 to 70 micron all specially designed for the advanced industrial applications they serve. Three extrusion and stretching lines are used – two of them with Tenter Sequential Stretching, and a third line using the innovative and flexible LISIM simultaneous orientation technology known as SOL, which allows frictionless film production with variable MD/TD stretching ratios, ideal for the production of special shrinkable films specifically designed for high performance wrapping lines like those used in the cigarette industry. The Tobacco Business Unit, inaugurated in 2002, is the specialist BU which manages the design, commercialization and production of the whole range of films dedicated to cigarette wrapping, based on the technical advantages offered by development with SOL technology, such as optical properties, shrinkage properties, and exceptional mechanical properties which deliver improvements in customer productivity and product appearance, even with cost-saving thicknesses as low as 16 micron. These products offer controlled and balanced shrinkage ratios, reliable low coefficient of friction, predictable sealing strengths, and wonderful transparency and gloss. The continuous development work over the past decade has built up a valuable knowledge base in BIMO which now offers films for all production circumstances, be they latest generation high speed packers or revamped older generation machines with or without single pack shrink tunnels, allowing the supplier to tailor his offering for each particular factory or wrapping line. The package is completed by bespoke and fast R&D on demand involving raw material suppliers and research laboratories, and an expert team of applications technicians dedicated to sharing knowledge and best practice on all types of production lines in the customers’ factories.
TABEXPO London 2015 is expected to mark the moment when BIMO expands its clientele to a new worldwide dimension, giving the world’s greatest cigarette factories access to all the advantages of their innovative film portfolio.
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