More than a standard turn-key solution

Over the last two years, the world of tissue converting has seen an increase of requests for integrated solutions (converting + packaging). Due to the restrictions around Covid-19, it has been very difficult for customers to visit suppliers. This has been one of the biggest reasons why customers are choosing to trust the entire project to a main contractor who is responsible for selecting the appropriate suppliers to create the best value for the customer.

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Maflex Srl

Maflex has provided standard turnkey operations in the past, but has since evolved to provide additional services such as: Industry 4.0 Certification; Technical Surveys; Preparation and Management of Forms and Documents; Software Integration. As an example, Maflex recently completed a project in Southern Italy. The project included a converting line for Away-From-Home product, with the flexibility to also run large diameter kitchen roll towels as a single or double pack.

Shaping technology on your goals

Ing. Michele Renai, Area Sales Manager Maflex.
Ing. Michele Renai, Area Sales Manager Maflex.

The Maflex supply consisted of Unwinder, Laminator, Rewinder, Tail Sealer, Accumulator and Log Saw. The Model HERMES AfH line combines stability, ease of use and product change flexibility. After careful analysis for the downstream equipment, a leading packaging company in the AfH sector was chosen. This was based on the merit of the company, as well as their great reliability and flexible packaging solutions.

This included packaging, case packer and palletizer. The line can produce rolls from Ø100 mm to Ø330 mm in diameter, and all product spec changes are made directly from the operator panel (including core diameter). This line can package single and double kitchen towel rolls, hardwound towels, medical rolls and many other options. Since this was a project for Southern Italy, the customer was able to benefit from two very important incentives available through the government. To provide the complete package, Maflex collaborated with an Italian firm specialized in this type of subsidized finance. This allowed the customer to receive the Southern Italy Bonus and the Industry 4.0 Bonus.

Maflex Hermes Line.
Final output from turn-key project (converting + packaging).

We provide dedicated solutions to special needs

The Maflex team carried out the following items for the customer:

  • Preliminary study of the project, in relation to the market, financial parameters of the customer and the location of the facility.
  • Prepared the integration of the machines with the customer’s ERP software, making it easier to manage day-to-day tasks.
  • Submission of all the necessary bureaucratic applications and forms.
  • Technical Survey and Industry 4.0 Certification.

Along with supplying this turnkey operation, Maflex went above and beyond by taking care of the bureaucratic and legal paperwork (typically the responsibility of the customer). This, along with constant communication and coordination with the customer resulted in a successful startup. After completing a number of turnkey projects throughout Italy and the EU, along with the skills and relationships developed with Italian and foreign consultants, Maflex has proven to be a top choice for companies looking to trust their entire project scope to a single contractor.

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