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Sigma adds cast film line at Ky. plant

By: Frank Antosiewicz

November 21, 2012

LYNDHURST, N.J. (Nov. 21, 2 p.m. ET) — Sigma Plastics Group will install a new Gloucester Engineering nine-up cast film line at its Shelbyville, Ky., facility.

The new line will allow Lyndhurst-based Sigma to produce up to nine rolls of stretch film at a time and each roll can be as wide as 20 inches. It is a turnkey production cell that includes an Extrol control system with Automatic Profile Control Software, Contracool extruders and auxiliaries, dies, a casting unit, infrared thickness gauge, edge-trim station and winder.

The new line is scheduled to be delivered to Sigma in June.

“We are busy expanding and the new cast film line is required to support our growth,” said Per Nylen, executive vice president of Sigma Stretch Film, in a news release.

Gloucester President Carl Johnson said the supplier has been working with Sigma Stretch Film since 1993.

Sigma ranks No. 2, with $2.4 billion in sales, in the 2012 Plastics News North American Film and Sheet Manufacturers rankings. It has 38 facilities with more than 450 extruders.

The company said it runs more than 1.7 billion pounds of material a year.