One of the leading companies in the Chinese market for the production of BOPET film products, Zheijiang Yongsheng Technology Co., Ltd., has extended its collaboration with the IMS Technologies brand, Goebel IMS, with the order of two additional primary slitter rewinders for BOPET converting.

The collaboration started in 2018. The project features two machines, which were delivered at the beginning of 2020, and which the companies say were successfully brought into production despite difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tobias Lanksweirt, managing director of GOEBEL Schneid und Wickelsysteme GmbH and sales director of film, explains: “This was only possible thanks to the support of our Chinese Team as well as the great cooperation with the experienced operators of Yongsheng.

“It was a completely new situation for us and if for the first machine we still had some German colleagues at the customer’s site, we had to install and start-up the second machine completely with our local team.

“Therefore, it was a great success to deliver and start up the lines on time, to finally ensure a successful project for our partner. We are looking forward to continuing this great cooperation with Yongsheng.”

The first machine, a MONOSLIT OPTICAL 6000 BOPET, is a fully electrical high-end machine for converting technical films such as optical grade films, according to the companies.

The companies explain that the MONOSLIT OPTICAL 6000 BOPET includes a multi-functional slitting unit (including shear cutting) and optical by-pass spreader roller, apparently allowing it to convert thin as well as thick films. The companies add that the special surface coatings of the guide rollers and the possibility to install web-cleaning devices, along with other special units, means the machine is suitable for a variety of applications.

In addition, the project involves the MONOSLIT 9000 BOPET, which is reportedly designed for highspeed converting of mainly packaging grade films. The machine speed is 1200 m/min, the companies add. 

Goebel IMS and Zheijiang Yongsheng have now signed a new agreement including two additional primary slitter rewinders – MONOSLIT 9000 BOPET and MONOSLIT GIANT 11000 BOPET – which the companies claim demonstrates the success of the collaboration.

Mr Xu Yongming, General Manager of Zheijiang Yongsheng, comments: “We are very happy with our decision and to have Goebel IMS as a reliable partner on our side. Even in these difficult times we always got the full support from Goebel IMS and managed a successful start-up of the first two projects.

“Therefore, we decided to continue our partnership and we ordered two additional GOEBEL IMS primary slitter rewinders, another MONOSLIT 9000 BOPET and a MONOSLIT GIANT 11000 BOPET for our first 10.6m BOPET production line.

“We are looking forward to continuing this fruitful partnership too.”