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01.06.2017 0

Jindal Films Americas to invest in new polyester films plant

Jindal Films Americas is looking to initially invest around $120m on a new polyester plant at its US headquarters in Georgia State. The move marks the company's foray into technical films segment. JFA plans to start operations at the new polyester plant in LaGrange in early 2019. It is likely to have a production capacity for 65,000 metric tons of film.
The plant will feature two processing lines which will help JFA in manufacturing thin specialty and thick specialty films product ranges.

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24.05.2017 0

SML is to commission its widest-ever CPP film line

Austrian machinery manufacturer SML starts-up its widest CPP film line this year. With this concept, SML has responded to the market demand for increased film width and line output. Accordingly, the new line, which will mainly produce CPP film for metallising and laminating applications, will have a trimmed final film width of 5,200mm.

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24.05.2017 0

Chinaplas shows big interest in Brückners solutions

The main attraction at the Brückner stand was stretching film technology,  but the staff could see a kind of division into two parts. The first part was clearly dedicated to packaging film Visitors came to discuss Brückner Maschinenbau’s latest solutions for high performance BOPP, BOPET and BOPA films as well as complex 5 or 7 layer ultra-high barrier structures and functional films.

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18.05.2017 0

Macro Engineering Installs New Cling PVC Cast Film Line at MEIWA

Brazil-based polymer film manufacturer MEIWA Embalagens has partnered with Macro Engineering and Technology to install their second Cling PVC Cast Film Line.
Macro, a film and sheet extrusion system supplier, customized the new cling PVC cast film line according to MEIWA’s preferences.
The cling PVC cast film line can produce thicknesses in the range of 8-16 μm, with a die width of 2.2 meters; and its winder can produce 4 ups across the web at a line speed of 250 m/min.

 

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18.05.2017 0

Sigma Plastics acquires BJK Flexible Packaging

Sigma Plastics Group recently acquired Louisville-based BJK Flexible Packaging, expanding its reach.
BJK, which produces monolayer, three-layer, and five-layer coextruded films, will be a stand-alone division of Sigma.
Sigma is the largest privately owned film extrusion group in North America, with 41 manufacturing locations and more than 4,500 workers. The group has a yearly throughput of more than 2 billion pounds of resin.

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10.05.2017 0

Breathable backsheet films serving the growing hygiene market more efficiently

Backsheet films are a growth market. Around 590,000 tons are used each year and the number is on the rise. Breathable films used in products such as diapers make up some 50% of this total. “Experts estimate a CAGR of around 4.4% for the hygiene market up to 2020,” explains Ali Hassan, Hygiene Market Specialist at engineering firm W&H. Diaper and incontinence products seem to have a particularly high potential.

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27.04.2017 0

Ohio Pack to build new blown film extrusion plant

Ohio Pack LLC plans to build a new, USD 25.4M blown film manufacturing plant in Heath, OH.
The 135,000-sq-ft facility will be located on a 20-acre site, creating 66 jobs over the next five years. The company intends to invest $13 million toward the construction and about $12.4 million in new machinery and equipment.

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20.04.2017 0

AIMPLAS to hold its first workshop on extrusion

The first edition to the new extrusion workshops will be held by AIMPLAS on the 7th of June in Brussels. This workshop will be taught by Rosa González-Leyba and Amparo Verdú-Solís who are both researchers of the extrusion department at AIMPLAS. The objective of the workshop is spread knowledge regarding the importance of parameters in the extrusion process and the specific parameters and troubleshooting for blown film extrusion, cast film extrusion and coextrusion.

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13.04.2017 0

Quinn Packaging installs SML line

Quinn Packaging has made an investment of €3million in new technology in order to contribute to growth in the supply of PET Sheet. They supply this packaging to companies across the UK, Ireland, and Europe. The additional capacity acquired will enable Quinn Packaging to increase their supply of PET Sheet to not only packaging companies, but food companies as well. The new technology that will be used will reduce the company’s carbon footprint and enable them to deliver environmentally friendly products.

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13.04.2017 0

Cosmo Films to set up new production line

Cosmo Films Limited announced that they have plans to install a new production line for Speciality Polyester (Biaxially-Oriented Polyethylene Terephthalate) films. This new line will be put in order at the Waluj plant site in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India and is estimated to have a capacity of 36,000 MT per annum. The new production line will allow Cosmo Films to offer a more comprehensive speciality product basket to flexible packaging, labelling, lamination and industrial applications. CEO of Cosmo Films Ltd, Mr.

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