Along with the high quality strapping systems developed and produced by Mosca, we also manufacture the related strapping material and are one of the largest polypropylene strapping suppliers in Europe. To stay ahead of growing international competition, we made a major investment in our strap production division in 2007 and commissioned and built a new production site in Muckental, not far away from our headquarters in Waldbrunn. All elements of strap production including warehousing, shipping and administration was relocated to the new plant facility, which is one of the most modern manufacturing sites in Europe, allowing us to meet the increasing demand for high-quality strapping material with short delivery times.
Several automated extrusion lines are in operation 24/7 to supply polypropylene and PET plastic strap for strapping machines. The strap we produce ranges in width from 5 to 15.5 mm and can be used in all strapping machines, irrespective of the machine type or manufacturer.
Environmental sustainability was a key issue from the very early stages of planning, construction and operation of the plant. At our strap production plant, we have put the potential of the huge flat roof to full use and installed a photovoltaic system with 2,500 square meters of solar panels, which feeds the power supply system. Energy is recycled even inside the production hall. The isolated hot parts of the machine equipment provide high energy efficiency and any remaining waste heat is used to heat the hall on cold days. Energy gained from brake lines is made available to the system again in the form of electricity - a fully closed loop system!
Our plant in Muckental is also home to research and developments into strapping materials. Plastics from renewable resources have come more and more into focus over the past few years, especially for the packaging industry. As the world’s first strapping material manufacturer, Mosca took up the challenge to find and create a plastic strap material made from bio-materials and have successfully developed and produced an Eco-Strap from the natural material, polylactic acid (PLA).
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