Floors Coetzee of Sabre Equipment and Sascha Skora of Reifenhäuser setting up the new system at Namibia Plastics in Windhoek

Namibia Plastics commissions Reifenhäuser Evolution line

NAMIBIA Plastics of Windhoek has recently commissioned a new Reifenhäuser ‘Evolution’ blown film line in a project which could result in imported film being substituted by locally manufactured films for a number of Namibia’s main brand suppliers.

Set up as recently as 2011 as a supplier of a range of packaging films, Namibia Plastics had by early 2018 grown to the point where it was able to set up its own production plant, which it duly accomplished. The 2600m² plant is in the Shali industrial area in Windhoek and is now fully operational.

The new three-layer line, commissioned by Sabre Equipment, the Reifenhäuser agent for southern Africa, can manufacture a variety of film structures, including film for stretch hood, sheeting, pallet wrap and for form-fill-seal applications and run at an estimated 250 tons/month. The obvious advantage of the German-made line is its versatility.

Namibia Plastics also operates a Comexi F2 flexographic press, giving it the ability to print on films. For example, it prints shrinkwrap films used for Windhoek Lager’s sixpacks.