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07 Mar 2006

Gulf Packaging extends their BOPP film production

Saudi Arabian film producer Gulf Packaging Industries Ltd., and Brückner launch their third common project (two BOPP lines are successfully on stream since the 1990s): an ultra-modern BOPP line with an annual output of 28,000 tons.


With their new 8.2m line Gulf Packaging will be able to produce numerous added value specialities. The line convinces with plenty of innovative features, e.g.:


5-layer technology with twin screw extrusion system for core and intermediate layers (high flexibility, low energy costs)

Direct drive systems at casting unit, machine direction orienter, pull roll stand and winder for
- better accurancy
- less maintenance (no gear box)
- higher efficiency
- ATC – active tension control for increased film quality, saver production at
  high speed, improved uptime

Highly flexible TDO

"Speedy Threader" - fully automatic film feeding from pull roll to winder for increased feeding speeds at utmost safetyv

LIWIND - revolutionary linear motor winding system for perfectly wound mill rolls

Brückners superior automation and control system for easy and save handling of the BOPP line, e.g. 6-step-operation for feeding from casting unit to winder


Additionally, Brückner will bring in their vast turnkey project experience in order to support Gulf Packaging in the realization of their new production facility, located in Jubail Industrial Area.

In 2010 Gulf Packaging wants to reach their strategic goal of a yearly capacity of 100,000 tons BOPP film.