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21.07.2016 0

At K 2016 Hosokawa Alpine demonstrates leading-edge blown film extrusion technology

At K 2016, Hosokawa Alpine will present a range of exhibits such as the new ExVis release, for intelligent networking between systems and even more efficient automated line control. Highly complex systems can easily be controlled with precision and intuition. System monitoring provides operators with comprehensive information at a glance, whenever required. Finally consistent quality is guaranteed at all times and as importantly once produced, film structures can be repeated with a simple recipe entry.

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21.07.2016 0

Maxi-Blast installs six Davis-Standard extruders

St. Petersburg, Florida based Maxi-Blast recently installed six Davis-Standard Thermatic extruders at its new facility. The recent facility expansion is 25,000 square feet (2323 sqm) larger than the old facility. The company has been a customer of Davis-Standard extruders since 1981, when Maxi-Blast was founded. 
 
According to the company, their new Thermatic extruders are giving 20% more product in the same amount of hours.

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21.07.2016 0

Brückner increases the efficiency of its film stretching lines

For the K 2016 Brückner Maschinenbau will present a 10400 mm concept for the first time ever in the world. This will fulfil the demands for higher productivity in BOPET production: The new lines convince with around 20% more output capacity with the proven speeds of up to 515 m/min. Film producers can hereby profit from Brückner Maschinenbau’s experience from many successful projects with over 10000 mm working widths, from fewer specific production costs as well as reduced energy consumption and therefore better overall profitability.

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20.07.2016 0

Jindal Poly Films commissions new BOPP capacity

Jindal Poly Films has commissioned its 7th BOPP films extrusion line. The line has a capacity of 41,000 TPA increasing the India BOPP capacity to 251,000 TPA at its Nasik (Maharashtra) Location.
Jindal's global BOPP capacity now stands at 466,000 TPA.

 

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14.07.2016 0

Innovia refocussing on BOPP

After the sale of its cellulose films business, Innovia is refocusing its strategy upon building and strengthening its specialty BOPP films business.

According Joe Piccione, Managing Director, Innovia Films the manufacturerf has always been a specialty films business which represents over 80% of their sales. In addition to a bespoke bubble extrusion process, he considers tailoring films as one of their core strengths.

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07.07.2016 0

Starlinger supplies sack production equipment to Russian company KZSU

Recently the Russian company Kazanskiy Zavod Sovremennoy Upakovki (KZSU) inaugurated its new production plant for AD*STAR block bottom sacks. In the new plant, KZSU is producing 44 million block bottom sacks for the packaging of cement, gypsum, chemicals, fertilizer, animal feed and other dry bulk goods.

The entire production equipment was supplied by Starlinger. The investment includes extrusion, weaving, coating and printing lines,as well as 2 ad*starKON sack conversion lines and a recoSTAR universal recycling line for treating the production waste from Starlinger. 

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30.06.2016 0

Takeover rumors again denied by film machinery maker Macchi

It is rare that a privately owned company feels the need to publicly deny takeover rumors, no matter if circulated in perfect good faith or supported by assumed strategic values, but when the gossip becomes an annoying chatter, then blown film extruder manufacturer Macchi (Venegono, Italy) has to step up to stop the rumor mill.

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30.06.2016 0

Bandera sells a blown film line to a Malaysian customer

Bandera strengthened its presence in the South-East Asian market by selling a blown film extrusion line for flexible packaging to a customer based in Malaysia. The 3 layer line is equipped with 1 75 mm extruder for the core layer, and two 50 mm extruders for outer layers. The die head features a 300 mm die, and the lay flat width (trimmed) is 1600 mm. 

In the past two years, Bandera has sold 10 lines to South East Asia, with China remaining the strongest market in this area. 

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30.06.2016 0

Rani Plast to install 2300 mm blown film die from Davis Standard

Finland based film producer Rani Plast of Finland has ordered a large-scale blown film line from Davis-Standard line equipped with a 2300 mm 7 layer Centrex IBC die. According to the extrusion film line manufacturer this will be the largest seven-layer blown film die they have ever built for any customer. Rani Plast’s willl produce both high barrier agriculture films and non barrier conventional PE-based films in thickness from 30 to 200 microns on this line.

 

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16.06.2016 0

Bandera installs PET extrusion line in Bulgaria

At the end of this month the Italian company Luigi Bandera will deliver a new PET extrusion line to a Bulgarian customer. The line has a net web width of 1050 mm, and produces PET in a thickness range of 180 to 1200 micron, at a gross output og 700 kg&h. It has a monolayer flat die with internal deckling system and is equipped with an inline lamination unit. 

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