Bruckner: Ground Breaking New BOPP Film Project for the Middle East

As the leading manufacturer of BOPP films in the Middle East, Dubai based Taghleef Industries operates three manufacturing units (situated in the UAE, Oman and Egypt). Having planned to expand its subsidiary in Sohar, Oman with a new high performance BOPP film production line, Taghleef Industry chose their trusted partner Bruckner for what will be their 7 th joint project - a new and exciting milestone in their long lasting partnership. Taghleef will be taking a decisive step forward with the newly contracted 8.7 m wide line, which features production speeds of up to 525 m/min, thus achieving highest performance and guaranteeing utmost efficiency.
Commenting on the new investment, Mr. Rashed Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Taghleef Industries said ‘With consolidated sales in excess of US$150 million this year, we have already established ourselves as the market leader in Middle East/North Africa region and our aim now is to expand globally. We already export to more than 50 countries around the world and are in the process of setting up a European sales office’. He added ‘We have a strong head start over our regional competition and we are determined to keep it. Our next expansion plan is already on the way. We are filing together with a value added local partner in Saudi Arabia for an industrial application. The new production site would hold several BOPP Lines giving us additional capacity of between 90,000 - 180,000 MT per annum. ‘
Dr. Detlef Schuhmann, CEO of Taghleef Industries, said: ‘This investment of a new state of the art line clearly demonstrates Ti’s commitment to the plastics films market and ensures that we continue to meet the needs of our local and international customers, with a wide and expanding range of transparent, opaque and metallised films. This additional capacity will enable Ti to better meet the anticipated growth in demand into the foreseeable future.’
Bruckner’s proven track record and competence in both, highest speed lines and lines of up to 10 m width, as well as the new line’s flexibility and the convincing automation and drive concept were once again crucial in the decision-making process. Another determining factor was the project’s turnkey aspect. In the end, all these factors pointed in only one direction and Taghleef made the obvious decision to go with Bruckner, who will not only be supplying the film production line, but will also provide an entire package of peripheral equipment for the new BOPP production plant which includes:
• Layout planning and engineering
• Planning, delivery and installation of all energy and utility supply systems, incl. mechanical and electrical installation material as well as cabling
• Storage facilities for raw material
• Slitter
• Handling of mill rolls and slitted rolls
• Packaging and storage incl. final warehouse
• Recycling plant with storage of fluff and recycled material
With their exciting new production plant and Bruckner at their side, Taghleef is sure to continue their booming success in the future. The new investment will increase the company’s capacity by some 35,000 tpa, resulting in a total BOPP film capacity of 135,000 tpa. The new production line will become operational in the first quarter of 2008, making Taghleef Industries one of the world’s top ten BOPP film producers by volume.

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