ISO Poly Films buys third Alpine blown film line

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: March 25, 2013 12:45 pm ET
Updated: March 25, 2013 1:04 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Film & Sheet, Extrusion
Companies & Associations Alpine American Corp.

GRAY COURT, S.C. -- ISO Poly Films Inc. has ordered a third blown film line from Hosokawa Alpine American—a three-layer X-Die film line, as the company expands its plant in Vancouver, Wash.

ISO Poly, based in Gray Court, S.C., opened the Vancouver factory last year, with two Alpine lines.

The new three-layer blown film machine will be installed in the next 60 to 90 days, ISO Poly President Jon McClure said in a March 21 telephone interview.

It will be ISO Poly's second X-Die line. The other, a seven-layer Alpine X-Die, was one of the original lines when the operation opened. That seven-layer line makes barrier nylon-based or EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol)-based films.

The new line is being installed now and is scheduled to start running in the late first quarter.

The plant runs another Alpine American line, a three-layer system.

Alpine American's patented X-Die eliminates visual port lines in blown film, improving properties and reducing resin costs, according to the machinery company in Natick, Mass.

ISO Poly, a subsidiary of Sigma Plastics Group of Lyndhurst, N.J., opened the plant in Washington state to be closer to its West Coast customers.


Comments

ISO Poly Films buys third Alpine blown film line

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: March 25, 2013 12:45 pm ET
Updated: March 25, 2013 1:04 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Bankruptcy court confirms GSE reorganization plan

July 29, 2014 4:01 pm ET

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., has confirmed the reorganization plan for geomembranes maker GSE Environmental Inc.    More

Image

Universal Polymer beefing up capabilities through acquisition

July 29, 2014 12:04 pm ET

Universal Polymer & Rubber Ltd. is growing again and adding to its capabilities, this time via another acquisition and a plant expansion.    More

Image

Who are the fastest growing pipe, profile and tubing extruders?

July 28, 2014 3:09 pm ET

Question: What's the word on this week's Plastics News annual ranking of the top Pipe, Profile and Tubing extruders in North America? Answer: Up....    More

Image

Sealed Air's move to Charlotte will put it all under 'One Roof'

July 25, 2014 2:03 pm ET

Sealed Air Corp. shook the ground last week by announcing plans to relocate its headquarters from Elmwood Park, N.J., to Charlotte, N.C., in a move...    More

Image

Bemis' product strategy paying off with record earnings per share

July 24, 2014 2:56 pm ET

Bemis Co. Inc. is feeling good about itself these days as the flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials firm is posting record earnings per ...    More

Market Reports

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events