‘Matho’ — Waste management system at Renault Paper

Recognizing the need to manage self-adhesive label waste more effectively

Waste management system from 'Matho' Germany installed at Renault.

Recognizing the imperative need to manage self-adhesive label waste more effectively, Palghar based Renault Paper Products, led by Mahendra Shah, has installed a waste management system supplied by Matho Konstruktion and Maschinenbau GmbH, Germany. Renault, established in 1999 and operating out of 22000 square feet shopfloor with nine label presses, have steadily expanded by adding label embellishing capabilities to become a specialized supplier to the liquor industry besides having a host of customers from the leading FMCG brand owners. They have a range of high-end flexo and hybrid presses. They are the first to have a combination label press that can produce labels with diverse technologies like offset, flexo, screen printing in a single pass along with capabilities to foil and emboss. On installation of Matho, Mahendra comments, “In today’s time, a clean shop floor makes the workplace more productive, and space-saving does provide additional area for expansion”.

Leading label producing companies understand and try to implement a cleaner and green workplace. Environmentally and socially responsible manufacturers of self-adhesive label material or converters of labels do not wish to dump their production waste as garbage in open or covered spaces. Label waste matrix stripped off after die-cutting has tacky adhesive and is voluminous. It attracts dust and bacteria, so it is a health 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 the leading 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

Matho Konstruktion and Maschinenbau GmbH is a leading manufacturer of granulators and waste extraction systems for packaging, converting, and labels. Headquartered in Ellwangen, Germany, and with more than 25 years of experience, the company focuses on the entire waste handling process. Their focus includes project planning, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of waste extraction systems.

Matho’s exclusive agents have handled the sale of these Matho systems in India Weldon Celloplast, 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, managing director of Weldon says, “Renault has been a very loyal customer yet demanding the best. They are opting for Matho. Mahendrabhai is a simple person committed to creativity and innovation. Shows his penchant for creating the right environment at the workplace”.

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