Netstal Experiences Growth in Mexico
In 2014, Netstal-Maschinen AG, Näfels, Switzerland, readjusted its sales and service structures in Mexico. Since then, the region's premium provider has been experiencing a significant growth trend, particularly in the areas of packaging, closure and medical technology. In the coming years, Netstal is expecting an increasing demand in Central and South America for system solutions that guarantee cost efficiency on one hand, and, through the combination of technologies, provide the molded parts with new and interesting qualities on the other. On 5 July, Netstal presented its suitable solutions to over 200 Mexican customers by way of an Open House event in Querétaro.
Through a series of presentations, more than 200 visitors were brought right up to date on the exciting topics of thin-wall packaging & IML, injection-compression molding in a stack mold, barrier packaging, PET preforms, closures and medical technology applications. A particular highlight of the event was the production of a 32 oz polypropylene container using an Elion 3200-2000 in a mold with 4 cavities. Around 1800 units of the 47 g, IML-decorated beverage containers were produced at a cycle time of only 8 seconds per hour.
In both the Mexican and entire Latin American market, a trend for high-quality products can be observed. "In the packaging sector, for example, we are expecting an increasing demand for high-quality food packaging with IML decoration and integrated barrier layers. The innovative ICM technology is also interesting to our customers because the injection compression process makes it possible to achieve a reduction in material usage of up to 20%", pointed out Patrick Bolliger, Sales Manager for the Netstal brand in Mexico. "The demand for our products and system solutions for numerous industries has steadily increased, while the sales and quantities of installed systems within the region have also experienced positive developments", Bolliger added. The most important application sectors in Mexico are the markets for beverage packaging, closures, thin-wall packaging and medical technology applications.
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