Norlip is a mid-size private company established in 1979. Based on a former privately owned business, the company now has 50 employees…

And its manufacturing capabilities include film extrusion and printing of its own materials for carrier bags and flexible packaging resulting in an average production of around 1,000 tonnes per month. In 2009 the company installed a 1350mm wide Pluto II slitter rewinder from Soma at its facility in Karlslunde, Denmark. The machine was supplied through our Danish representative, Mogens Lindström of Lindström Consulting and issued for processing PE, BOPP and bio-degrade-able films.

The Pluto II was the winning choice in the buying process at Norlip because it represented an efficient and cost effective converting solution for a wide range of films and laminates. “After three months of market research I chose to close the contract with Soma Engineering within one week of receiving its quotation,” says owner, Jesper Philipson.”The machine has now been running for almost two years without detriment. Our operators like its precision and ease of handling as well as its good stability. We have only positive things to say about the equipment and Soma Engineering in general.”

Philipsen has a business strategy based on maintaining economic strength with all the company’s investments being carried out on a cash basis. Share capital is currently valued at 1.000.000 DKR with Norlip retaining some 23.000.000 DKR making it a very strong and stable business. “This has been a winning strategy for the company, particularly during periods of economic recession,” adds Philipsen. “This is the first aspect of our business strategy. The second is continuous innovation. We put a lot of time and effort into the research and development of new packaging materials in order to stay ahead with technology.”

The Pluto II at Norlip includes Soma’s Tensomat II rewind tension control with pneumatic brake and dance roller at unwind to ensure finished reel quality. This high productivity machine is designed to operate from reels with a maximum unwind diameter of 635mm. at speeds up to 550m/min.

“We aim to give our customers value for money and fast service,” concludes. Philipsen. “We keep a large range of material in stock as well as standard bags which enable us to give fast deliveries. Supplying a high quality product at a competitive price, profitably has to be the main goal of any business.”