Cherat runs first converTex CL 140

Mr. Amer Faruque, CEO Cherat Packaging Ltd. (second row, middle), with management team and production workers in front of the new converTex CL 140

Right after the presentation of the 65 gram bag, Cherat Packaging Pakistan and BSW Machinery, the Vienna based subsidiary of Windmöller & Hölscher, announce another milestone in woven PP bag production. The new converTex CL 140 exceeds by far the speed of all other bottomers for cross bottom bags on the market. It is now fully oper-ational and successfully produces one hundred and forty 65 gram bags per minute 24 hours a day.

Designed for the specific needs of cement bags the converTex CL 140 represents a special execution of the proven converTex SLC 120. While the SLC 120 is a universal sack bottomer for up to 120 bags per minute depending on the size and format the CL 140 addresses the need for extra fast and efficient production of cement sacks. In order to make the machine even more efficient it was geared for extra low bag weights. Cherat and BSW plan to develop industrial production of bag weights below 65 grams.

Amer Faruque, CEO of Cherat: “The installation and start-up of the machine went as well as we are used to with all our BSW equipment. We are permanently running at full speed with our new con-verTex CL 140. It was installed along with our third complete line from BSW – from tape production to bag conversion. Now we have all tools from high tenacity tapes to fast conversion of light fabric to follow our strategy to reduce the bag weight further without compromising any bag properties.”

Walter Häder, CEO of BSW: “Cherat adopted the new technology in no time and reached full speed almost immediately. This underlines the quality of operations and management. With the successful field experience we are now looking forward to presenting our new top model converTex CL 140 at the K Show coming up in October 2016 in Duesseldorf, Germany. We will have the machine at our booth and we will run it to show the capabilities and the potential to the whole industry. The visitors will see 65 gram bags being produced at record speed.”

At K 2016 in Düsseldorf BSW will also display other developments in efficiency and productivity. The two days before the K show BSW will host an in house exhibition at its facilities in Czech Republic to present other developments under production conditions.