February 25, 2013
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Turkish Plant To Install Two
More Titan Turret Rewinders
Bak Ambalaj AS., based in Izmir,Turkey, has installed
a Titan SR9-DT (Dual Turret) slitter rewinder from
Atlas Converting Equipment.
Bak Ambalaj AS. was established in 1973 and has re-
portedly become one of the largest converters of
flexible packaging materials in Turkey. With three
production sites in Izmir, the company employs more
than 400 personnel and generated a turnover of
more than USD $100m in 2011.
Its conver ting capacity exceeds 750 million
square meters per annum across a wide spectrum
of plastic films and includes pre-press preparation,
gravure & f lexo printing processes, lamination,
micro-perforation, stretch & shrink sleeves and
stand-up pouches for a wide range of food and non-
food applications.
The Titan SR9-DT already in production at Bak Am-
balaj is a 1650mm wide machine with automatic
knife positioning, Servo core positioning and an auto-
matic electronic slit reel unloading system.Two addi-
tional machines to be installed during 2013 will have
a similar specification and will be part of a fully auto-
mated and dedicated slitting and end-of-line reel con-
veying and palletizing hall, cur rently under
Also, Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. recently
completed the installation of the very first ‘next
generation’ Atlas CW1040 Series primary slitter
rewinder at Tri-Pack Films Ltd., based in Karachi,
Pakistan. This 8.7m wide primary film slitter has
been installed in conjunction with a new high-
speed BOPP film production line also scheduled for
start-up at the same time.
Fort Dearborn Receives
Leadership In Safety Award
Fort Dearborn Company, Elk Grove, Illinois, re-
ceived a national Leadership in Safety Award from
CNA, the seventh largest U.S. commercial insurance
carrier. Michael Saujani, Corporate Safety and Envi-
ronment Director, Fort Dearborn Company, received
the award at the company’s headquarters in Elk
Grove, Illinois, on January 15.
Fort Dearborn Company strongly believes in the
importance of preventing unsafe events and creating
a safer organization, both for our customers and asso-
ciates,” said Saujani. “We are pleased to have our ef-
forts acknowledged by CNA.”
CNA has presented only 10 Leadership in Safety
Awards to its more than 1 million clients across the
country this year.
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