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17.01.2018 0

Bandera sold 20th line to South American customer

Among Banderas loyal customers is a renowed South American producer, who has built, through the years, a strong relationship with Bandera and keeps investing in new blown film extrusion machines. 

Their collaboration started in 2007 at the K in Düsseldorf and the first order was for the supply of an extrusion die head, 1800 mm diameter. The company then decided to purchase the extruders and replace a few parts, in order to improve the productive efficiency.

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03.01.2018 0

SABIC’S new PP line is operational

SABIC announced today the start-up of its new Polypropylene (PP) extrusion facility in Geleen, The Netherlands. This new extrusion line adopts state-of-the-art process technology to produce SABIC PP products and the next generation PP copolymers and underlines the company’s drive to provide advanced materials that can support customers developing new lightweight applications in industries such as packaging, appliances, automotive, healthcare and help them reduce energy consumption in their process manufacturing.

 

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29.12.2017 0

Davis-Standard stretch film line redefines efficiency

Davis-Standard has engineered a stretch film line of which they believe redefines modular efficiency for high-grade film operations. Installed in early 2017 for a large-scale North American film producer, this technology is the new standard for stretch film line configurations due to multiple operator and production advantages. These include a compact machine arrangement, ease of operation and servicing, excellent profile control, consistent roll quality and an intuitive control package.

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22.11.2017 0

Polypack adds machinery

Russian manufacturer Polypak is adding a new Reifenhäuser extrusion line for 3-layer PE films and another printing press. The company is investing around EUR 4.6 millions, which is to increase output by 2,700 tpa. 

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08.11.2017 0

Borealis considers increasing PP capacity

Borealis studies the feasibility of increasing capacity at its European PP plants. The study will be conducted during the next nine months and will assess a series of capacity increases through the debottlenecking of existing European PP assets.

The study will initially target three PP plants operated by Borealis in Belgium. Final investment decisions are expected in the fourth quarter of 2018, with capacity increases coming on stream from the first quarter of 2020 to early 2022.

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08.11.2017 0

New Ironing Roll Winder Modernizes High-Speed Winding of Large Diameter Master Rolls

Davis-Standard is introduced a new ironing roll winder that supports markets for larger diameter master rolls up to 1.2 meters (4 feet) in diameter on cast film lines up to 6 meters (20 feet) wide. This technology can be used for many film types, but Davis-Standard has found it to be most beneficial for CPP and barrier films where post wrap shrinkage occurs as a result of the types of polymers used in the film structures, or where blocking can occur due to a soft sealant layer with a high coefficient of friction (COF).

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01.11.2017 0

Testing extruder installed at Davis-Standard lab

A Thermatic Series 4.5-inch extruder is now available for trials at Davis-Standard’s Extrusion Technology Development Centre in Connecticut. 

The new machine was installed in order to further advance hardware, controls and process development initiatives. 

The machine’s features include 400 HP water-cooled motor technology, screw-speeds up to 375 rpm, advanced conventional vent diverter geometry, and many others. 

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01.11.2017 0

Splitting of cyclic olefin copolymer ramps up film performance

TOPAS Advanced Polymers at the recent SPE Antec 2017 conference  has recently claimed that the splitting of cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) into at least two layers in five-
layer film structures has been found to provide significant performance improvements in packaging films comprising LLDPE.  

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25.10.2017 0

Battenfeld USA celebrates 40th anniversary

battenfeld-cincinnati USA has recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. 

The company was established by a group of European investors and Austrian engineers as American Maplan Corporation (AMC) in 1977. AMC then joined the merger of then Battenfed Extrusionstechnik and Cinicinnati Extrusion to form bettenfeld-cincinnati. 

The company has reassured their commitment to serving the needs of their customers. 

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25.10.2017 0

Indevco Flexible Packaging Adds Third VAREX

Indevco Flexible Packaging will be adding a third 3-layer VAREX to their line up of W&H extrusion and converting machinery in order to support growth in the polyethylene resin industry. 

In addition to the incoming VAREX, the company is also building a technical lab and will collaborate closely on film development with experts at the company. This will make the total investment in the US operations to reach $20m by the end of 2017. 

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